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Newsletter - Issue #2

We hope all our clients had a very happy Mother’s Day!

As we roll into spring the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the foals are running circles around their moms! There’s nothing better than watching active foals playing with their loving mothers, but just like in human motherhood, it’s a tiring job!

If your mare is rebounding from foaling, or a little hoof-sore from the extra weight she’s been carrying, don’t you think a pair of Soft-Rides would be just the sort of support she needs? After all, it’s the season for supporting all the moms in our lives the best we can!

The Soft-Ride Team
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Foaling Season and Hoof Pain

When a Little Pampering is Due

Foaling season brings a spike in sore footed broodmares. By applying Soft Ride Gel Comfort Boots, mares may experience better mobility.

We’re in the midst of foaling season and with that comes a spike in sore footed broodmares. The extra weight of pregnancy, especially in mares with a history of lameness, thin soles, or laminitis, can cause inflammation and acute pain.

Soft-Ride’s raised gel orthotic insert reduces tension on the deep digital flexor tendon and cushions the hoof during impact with the ground. The rolled toe of the boot eases the breakover strain, and velcro straps allow for easy application. Applying Soft-Ride comfort boots as a preventative care measure helps reduce the chances of discomfort and injury.

Learn more about using Soft-Ride boots for paddock protection.

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Soft-Ride on the Road

AAEP Focus on Podiatry
Soft-Ride is sponsoring the American Association of Equine Practitioners summer meeting focused on podiatry in Lexington, KY. This conference will provide in-depth knowledge and practical skills related to equine podiatry including topics such as:
  • Lameness Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Therapeutic Shoeing including using SoftRider shoes
  • Advances in Podiatry Research and Treatment
We’re excited to attend and learn the next cutting edge information in regards to healthy hooves and what Soft-Ride can do to help keep your horse sound or getting him healthy faster!
 

Event Information:

When
June 22, 2023 to June 24, 2023

Where
Spy Coast Farm
3700 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

This meeting is currently full and a wait list has been started. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Kristin Walker at kwalker@aaep.org.

An Edit from our Last Newsletter: Focus on Laminitis

In our last article we had a layout malfunction that flipped the images and labels for a laminitic hoof and a healthy one. Please see the correct images below and thank you to our careful, knowledgeable readers for catching the flip!

What a Laminitic (lame) Horse Foot looks like

What a healthy horse foot looks like

Learn About Laminitis

Saved by Soft-Ride

“I wanted to reach out and thank you for developing and making the Soft-Ride boots! I have a 16 year old, retired warmblood cross. He has an old fetlock injury but is otherwise pasture sound and always a little frisky. He has had some footsoreness this year and he chipped his front feet very low. He was so sore he wasn't even leaving his stall or excited to go out. His legs also started to stock up for the first time ever."

"My friend recommended your boots and I am so happy I ordered them. I had some luck with packing his feet, wrapping and surpassing, and foam pads, but not even close to the same results. As soon as the Soft-Ride boots went on he started licking and chewing and wanted to go out to graze. The tension in his face was gone immediately and the swelling in his legs was gone by the next morning. The difference in soundness is incredible! Thank you for making my horse happy so I can be happy!”

- Brooks, Massachusetts USA

We LOVE hearing from our customers and getting updates on how your horses are doing! Please send us your story and a photo of your horse in their Soft-Ride products for a chance to be featured on our social media, in an upcoming issue of our newsletter, and to be entered in a Soft-Ride giveaway!

Email us here: socialmedia@srboots.com

Text us photos and stories to 419-469-5293 (this number only receives texts, for questions please call our main customer service number)

Note: We didn’t quite have our email set up when the first newsletter came out, so if you sent us a testimonial and didn’t receive a reply we’d really appreciate if you resent it to our socialmedia@srboots.com email so we can share your beautiful horses!!

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