SoftRider Gel Max
The slightly curved sole on the Gel Max enables a horse to find the most comfortable resting position for the foot, making it a good choice for use on laminitic horses. It is available in sizes 000 through 5.
After two years of beta testing, the SoftRider is now available on a limited basis through leading veterinarians, and will soon be available to the general public. Please contact your veterinarian for more information.
Special Introductory Shipping Offer! Order 2, 3, or 4 pairs of SoftRiders in any combination of sizes and receive special pricing for FedEx 2-Day shipping anywhere in the United States. (This offer is not available if you add other Soft-Ride products to your SoftRiders order.)
The SoftRider is designed to provide enhanced breakover from front to back, thus easing tension on the deep digital flexor tendon.
Performance Athletes Benefit
The SoftRider's patented design benefits performance horses by spreading the load over the entire hoof, not just the perimeter, thus reducing painful leverage on soft tissues.
The elevated edge enables a practitioner to temporarily mount the SoftRider with casting tape. It can be also shaped with a rasp for a custom fit and features nail location guide lines.
Laminitis / Protecting the Lamina
The SoftRider's sole allows the foot to roll fore and aft and side to side slightly, enabling laminitic horses to find comfortable footing and increasing mobility.
Neutral Resting Position
The SoftRider's substantial sole provides a comfortable, neutral resting position for the foot.
The SoftRider is a center-loading, accommodative shoe that supports the entire foot and reduces potential injuries to soft tissues.
Shock Absorbing Base Material
The SoftRider's shock absorbing base helps soften the blow of each step for performance horses and older or navicular horses alike.
Eases Tendon Stressors
The SoftRIder's design helps ease the strain on tendons and lessens the pull on ligaments.
|#000||4 3/8” - 111mm||4 5/8” - 118mm|
|#00||4 5/8” - 118mm||4 7/8” - 124mm|
|#0||4 7/8” - 124mm||4 7/8” - 130mm|
|#1||5 1/8” - 130mm||5 3/8” - 137mm|
|#2||5 3/8” - 137mm||5 5/8” - 143mm|
|#3||5 5/8” - 143mm||5 7/8” - 150mm|
|#4||5 7/8” - 150mm||6 1/8” - 156mm|
|#5||6 1/8” - 156mm||6 3/8” - 162mm|
Mark Silverman, DVM, MS, demonstrates how to fine tune and apply the SoftRIder for a custom fit. As with any type of shoe, SoftRiders should be applied by a veterinarian or farrier.