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COMES IN TWO DIFFERENT FIRMNESS: SOFT (yellow) , FIRM (red)
Available in size 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140
FlexPad EVA will mold into the sole of the horse’s hoof and to the insole of the Flex boot. Pad will stay on, it will give stimulation to the sole, frog, and back of the foot and strengthens the hoof in every step of the way. Your horse will feel even more comfortable with these pads on!
All Flex pads also make a great contribution to the durability of the boot and the boot will stay on even better with pads.
PRE-CUT TO THE RIGHT SIZE! Thickness 5,5 mm.
Choose FlexPad EVA if:
- you need more fit to the boot
- horses sole and or frog needs more stimulation to be stronger
- the horse needs extra protection on hard rocky terrain
- when rehabilitating founder, abscess, wld, thin sole etc.
- Flex boots with pads are a great way to strengthen thin sole!
Notice the form of the hoof and the form of the insole of the boot on the pad.
FlexPad EVA has been tested with our team. Pads are performing well if the hooves are taking care of weekly. Same principals as with the boot: no sharp edges, the weight-bearing areas should be shared with hoof wall, sole next to it, and break over of the foot is following horses anatomy.
If the horse twists the leg with gait, then the pad will wear off sooner.
So if your horse has a good trim and balanced movement, these pads will last a long time.
The material of the pad is soft, so it has the capability to mold into the boot and foot. However, the horse’s hoof wall is hard and where the pressure is very hard, usually in the heel area, hard material against the soft will cause the soft material to brake at some point. Logical isn’t it? The pad will break off first under the hoof wall.
With some horses, the pads have worn out faster than with others. That is logical too, every horse is different the way they use their body. The more twist on the leg, the sooner the pad will brake off. The longer the hoof wall, the more forward the break over, the sooner the toe area will wear off.
We advise you to trim the hooves frequent enough so that the hoof wall does not carry all the weight, it should be shared with the sole and the frog.
But if the pad breaks off from the hoof wall area, it is still totally usable, so please do continue to use the pads until they don’t stay in place anymore. Then you can throw it into the energy waste.
The purpose of FlexPad EVA is specifically to provide support for the bottom of the foot (sole/frog) and to fill all the empty areas between the bottom of the boots and the bottom of the hoof. It does that perfectly. The purpose is not to support the hoof wall by itself.
Again, Flex boots and pads will make us take good care of the hooves!
Because FlexPad EVA is shaped according to the sole of the hoof and the sole of the shoe (which are not present in any other boots), it will remain in place even if there is a hole or two at the wall area.
With FlexPad EVA, you can also discover how the weight is distributed on the hoof! That helps you to care for your horse even better. This is the reason we will not offer harder pad’s or boots. The harder the material, the more it will hide the issues of your horse’s body.
We need to learn to read our horses from the nose to the toes!