Soft-Ride's patented and interchangeable Gel Orthotic Inserts are the heart of the Soft-Ride gel boots system. These orthotics conform to and support the sole of the hoof and the hoof wall.
Soft-Rides provide unparalleled relief/comfort for your horse during periods of:
Soft-Ride Boots enable the hoof wall (shod or unshod) to sink into the deep gel orthotic which increases the sole contact areas providing support and comfort for the whole hoof.
Sold in pairs, complete with Standard Turquoise Insoles (soft yet durable).
Replacement or specialty orthotics are available and can be purchased separately.
Important Sizing Notes:
Soft-Ride recommends these guidelines when measuring your horse and using Soft-Ride boots. Correctly measuring the hoof will ensure a comfortable fit for your horse and help prevent premature wear of the boot. Watch the video and carefully follow the steps below to ensure accurate measurements:
"I ordered some ITC 100 from Canadian Forge and Farrier as well. It shipped next day and arrived 2 days later, and now my forge is quite a bit hotter, in a lot less time. Sean was great to deal with as well, and as they are a new store, he was asking for suggestions of supplies to bring in for knifemaking. Great service all around. - ZOLTAN".
Our ITC 100 Ceramic Coating is an ultra-high-temperature coating applied to ceramic wool (fiber/ blanket/ kaowool), refractory bricks, & castables to protect them from flux, abrasion, direct flames, and oxidization. It also increases efficiency by up to 40%.
(Metaphorically ITC 100 does to a propane forge what a turbocharger does to a diesel motor - it's like free power and efficiency.)
Rated to 5000 ° F, which is nearly double the theoretical combustion temperature limit an atmospheric propane forge.
Health Benefit of ITC 100:
No Charge EXTRA:
We ship all our ITC with a seal-able 1 quart, wide mouthed plastic jar that is measure marked for ease of mixing the ITC. For long term storage wrap the seal of the lid with electrical tape to prevent evaporation, and insure you remix thoroughly prior to use.
Application Tips (also comes with a sheet of instructions):
1. Reconstitute with water.
Reconstitute ITC 100 with 50% water prior to application. Experience has indicated excellent performance even years after reconstituting if it is stored properly (kept cool and well sealed).
2. Mist lightly with water first.
Penetration is best when surfaces are first very lightly misted with water. This helps the ITC to 'wick' deeper into the wool, brick, or castable.
3. Use a cut-off paintbrush.
The consistency is more similar to runny toothpaste than paint. It can be poured with a small 'watering-can' type device in open horizontal applications. Otherwise, its best applied using a paintbrush with bristles cut short to make them stiff. (It can also be sprayed with an air gun in larger applications).
4. Rigidize the wool first.
Applying ITC 100 to a Ceramic Wool Blanket? Try rigidizing the wool first. We sell small bottles of Rigidizer solution for this purpose. (It makes it less like painting cotton balls).
5. If damaged, simply re-apply as a patch.
If the ITC coated surface becomes damaged, another 'patch' coating can simply be applied as needed.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED?
ITC is sold by the Pint (473 ml), or Half Pint (237 ml). Coverage depends on the material that you're applying it to.
FULL PINT (473 ml) Jar.
- Fiber Lining Coverage est: 5 sq ft.
- Insulating Brick Lining Coverage est: 10 sq ft.
- Brick Lining or Hardcast Refractory Coverage est: 6.25 to 12.5 sq ft.
HALF PINT (237 ml) Jar.
- Fiber Lining Coverage est: 2.5 sq ft
- Insulating Brick Lining Coverage est:: 5 sq ft
- Brick Lining or Hardcast Refractory Coverage est:: 3.13 to 6.25 sq ft