The ShockBuster Wedge Pad has been professionally developed to provide a 'simple & unique therapeutic solution for horses with Broken-Back H.P.A' without the worry of further problems such as 'crushed heels'. Broken-Back H.P.A conformation can cause acute & chronic concussive trauma & pain to the
The ShockBuster Wedge Pad has been professionally developed to provide a 'simple & unique therapeutic solution for horses with Broken-Back H.P.A' without the worry of further problems such as 'crushed heels'.
Broken-Back H.P.A conformation can cause acute & chronic concussive trauma & pain to the feet, joints, tendons & ligaments of the lower limb.
The ShockBuster Wedge Pad's innovative graduated design allows the bone column & joints of the lower limb to be correctly aligned to improve soundness.
'How do they work?'
Unlike traditional shoes ShockBuster Hoof Pads & their innovative 'Caudal Zone' have been designed to provide the required support, but also relieve unwanted pressure to the heels. The unique deep & wide inline crest & groove pattern displaces on impact absorbing the maximum level shock.
'Natural Foot Flexion'
The flexible nature of the 'Caudal Zone' also works in harmony with horse's natural foot flexion providing extensive comfort & giving the 'barefoot' feel.
'Fast return to Full Soundness'
Natural foot flexion increases blood flow & improves hoof growth, which in turn will speed up recovery & lead to a faster return to full soundness.
Similar design pads the depth of the shoe recess is too shallow and causes horses to rock back and put even more strain on the back of the foot and limb. The ShockBuster have been designed to accommodate a shoe perfectly and are graded down in sizes in proportionally, making fitting easier.
The x-rays above show the before & after affects following the application of the ShockBuster Wedge Pad on a Thoroughbred with a 'Long Toe, Low Heel' foot conformation & a Broken Back H.P.A with a long history of foot & limb lameness. Bone column alignment was hugely improved & the horse returned to long term soundness.
The ShockBuster Wedge Pad can be applied with or without the 'Centre Zone'. To remove simply cut around the designated 'Cutting Groove' with a sharp knife to leave a rim pad that is easy to nail through. This will reduce weight & increase traction dependent on your desired application.
Small (s) measures - 135mm W x 140mm L
Ideal for size 5 - 6.5 plates & 00 - 0 shoes
Small (s) weighs approx. 186g in total & 166g with the 'Centre Zone' removed.