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Newsletter - Issue #22

Product Feature:
Soft Ride Ice Spa

Soft Ride Ice Spas provide the comfort of our deep gel orthotics in an immersive ice bath that can be used for distal limb cooling for both preventative care and recovery. Ice Spas are used by top industry professionals in short sessions after workouts or performances to decrease recovery time and prolong the career of the horse. Ice Spas are also the industry standard for acute laminitic treatment. Soft Ride Ice Spas are the research supported best practice for the 72 hour laminitis treatment protocol. Read our email newsletter below to learn more about the Ice spa Pro and it's accessories.


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Technical Features of the Ice Spa

Channeled Gel Orthotics

Allows cold water to directly contact the sole where vasculature is closest to the surface without risking bruising the sole with ice cubes.
 

17" Icing Vessel

Below the knee or hock height to allow the horse to shift weight or take a step.

Gel Retention Collar

Connection above the knee or hock to hold the leg stabilized inside the boot. Can be frozen for additional icing.
 

Adjustable Magnetic Cinch Straps

Four point magnetic fixtures connect the boot to the retention collar and keep the leg centered inside the boot.

Neoprene Insulation Sleeves

Textured neoprene insulation sleeves for longer icing sessions.
 

3” Overwrap Straps

Attaches to the neoprene top sleeve to further seal and support the closure around the leg and prevent slippage.

Drain Plug

Two inches above the gel orthotic in the front of the boot to allow for fast, easy ice changes and to drain melt off without removing the boot.

Integrated Air Tubes

Allows Soft Ride’s portable aerator to connect to the boot and circulate the ice slurry within the boot
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Ice Spa Accessories

The Soft Ride Portable Aerator Pro

is a convenient way to give your horse a soothing ice spa treatment while on the road or in your own barn. The Pro includes all of the features of our regular aerator in a more compact package with a built-in timer and automatic shut off.

Ice Spa Portable Aerator

The Soft Ride Portable Aerator is a convenient way to give your horse a soothing ice spa treatment while on the road or in your own barn.

The Ice Spa Hose Kit

which includes a 20' Clear Connector Hose and a 14’ Coiled Aerator Hose—is used to connect the Ice Spa Pro to our Portable Aerator or your own air compressor.

Aerator Flow Valve

The Aerator Flow Valve is used to connect the Clear Connector Hose to your own air compressor, enabling you to regulate the flow of air to the Ice Spa. When using the Aerator Flow Valve with your own compressor, you will also need to purchase the Clear Connector Hose and the Coiled Aerator Hose.

Mineral Spa Treatment

This optional, additional treatment is our own proprietary blend of Himalayan pink sea salt, Dead Sea salt and magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) to help soothe muscles and joints, speed recovery and aid in healing.
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How to Use the Ice Spa ProSpring Season

Watch Our How to Use Video

Soft Ride on the Road - Spring Season

Farrier Collaboration: Radiograph Assisted Management of the Equine Athlete

NAEP along with Dr. Kit Miller and Mr. Mike Wildstein will be presenting a collaborative session centered around discussing radiographs between veterinarian and farriers - how to approach the topic, what are important aspects to focus on, and how to look at the horse’s foot conformation. The focus will be on radiographic anatomy of the foot including basic radiographic anatomy of the digit and important measurements to consider when taking radiographs for the farrier and veterinarian.

Mr. Stuart Muir will apply SoftRider shoes as part of the lab portion of this event.

Event Information:

Storm Harbor Equestrian Center
April 5-6, 2024

245 Harmony Rd.
Slippery Rock, PA, 16057

Contact: https://www.thenaep.com/events/regionalwetlabpenn

Rood and Riddle International Podiatry Summit

The International Podiatry Conference aims to bring together experienced equine veterinarians and farriers for skill development and discussion. The ability to meet and discuss techniques will help advance the skill set of all attending, raise new questions, formulate new areas of research, and facilitate contacts between veterinarians and farriers. This conference will feature lectures, demos, and hands-on wet labs for participating vets and farriers.

Event Information:
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
April 18-20, 2024

2150 Georgetown Rd
Lexington, KY 40511


Contact: https://form.jotform.com/233463971873164

Ignite for Equine Athletes : From the Ground Up

This conference is directed to farriers, veterinarians, equine podiatrist and footing experts. The two day conference will include topics like static and dynamic observations of the hoof, diagnostic imaging modalities, rehabilitative shoeing, and regional foot perfusion.

Equine Podiatry speakers will include: Dr. Mark Revenaugh, Dr. Mark Silverman, Dr. Bart Halsberghe, Didier Rondelez, Dr. Kurt Selberg, Dr. Lars Roepstorff, Dr Britt Conklin, Robert Jukes, Dr. Charlie Buchanan, Pete May, Kyle Kukla, Dr. David Dutton, Dr. Matt Durham, Steve Teichman, Tim Ober, Elin Hernlund, Dr. Jim Meyers, and Beau Whitaker.

Event Information:

Brazos Valley Equine and Shady Villa Hotel
April 26-27, 2024

1920 FM 2268 Salado TX 76571

Contact: https://www.igniteforequineathletes.com/from-the-ground-up

New Developments in Management of Acute & Chronic Laminitis

This online panel will discuss the latest research and developments in the management of laminitis in both acute and chronic cases. The discussion will be lead by Dr. Andrew Van Eps, Dr. Edd Knowles, Dr. Fran James, and Dr. Jaret Pullen.

Event Information:

Online Panel Discussion

May 7th, 2024 - local times vary

Contact: https://www.vetpd.com/online-learning-center/equine/panel-discussions/course-detail/online-panel-discussion-%E2%80%93-new-developments-in-management-of-acute-&-chronic-laminitis

Saved by Soft Ride

Hey there! My name is Alexa and I am a young rider and a working student for Daryl Kinney. My horse Jax competes at the preliminary level of eventing, but unfortunately has a cyst on his navicular bone. We do everything we can to keep him sound, and icing is one of those main things we use. For a while I was using a muck tub just so I could get his whole foot submerged in ice water instead of just his leg. I recently purchased one of your Ice Spa boots and have been over the moon with the results. Usually after cross-country, he jogs up slightly stiff on the cyst leg, but he jogged up a 0/5 after this past event where I used your recovery boots. Thank you for selling such a great product and making it possible to compete my horse at the upper levels! I’ll be recommending to everyone!

Alexa and Jax

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As we continue our drive to keep your horse on his feet, we've received more than 15 patents, ship to over 50 countries, and work with more than 6,000 veterinarians around the world, as well as every veterinarian school in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. And with horse owners from every discipline using our products, we can safely and proudly say, "The best in the world rely on Soft Ride."

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Disclaimer: This content is for education and is not medical advice. If you suspect medical illness or injury contact your veterinarian for medical advise.
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