The 3D 3-degree Hoofcare half mesh pad (by Jim Blurton - UK) is designed to be used with impression material such as Sound Horse Hoof pack DIM or FootPro DIM. Installed between the pad and the frog ensuring the sulci of the frog do not pack with dirt.
The 3° Heel lift can assist in artificially raising the hoof angle when the hoof angle is low relative to the pastern angle, thus helping re-align the hoof pastern axis angle. Sound horses, at speed, land heel first, the tapered and smooth frog support facilitates a gentle heel loading, permitting the subtle natural glide before the hoof lands flat, and avoids the sudden brake and shock wave caused by most bar shoes.
While the sole cutouts afford optimal dirt pack and traction, if the hoof is abnormally shaped the rim pad may not align ideally with the contour of the hoof wall/ shoe. In such cases, remember a full pad covering the sole can always be custom cut at the time of fitting for the same effect while maintaining an optimal fit.
Sizes Available: Width x Length
Size 3 = 134mm (5.5") x 130mm (5.1") - Fits Kerckhaert sizes 00, 0, 1
Size 4 = 147mm (5.8") x 142mm (5.6") - Fits Kerckhaert sizes 2
Size 5 = 156mm (6.1") x 151mm (5.9") - Fits Kerckhaert sizes 3, 4
Size 6 = 170mm (6.7") x 165mm (6.5") - Fits Kerckhaert sizes 4, 5
Sold per pair (2 pads).