These are the NEW narrow version of the 3D Hoofcare Hoof Pads. The narrower shape design should work well for the front or hind feet that require a more narrow shape.
The 3D Hoofcare half mesh pads (by Jim Blurton - UK) are to be used in conjunction with a DIM or hoof impression material to aid in bony column support and help the frog to share a portion of the weight-bearing of the foot. Installed between the pad and the frog ensuring the sulci of the frog do not pack with dirt. This reduces stress on the other parts of the hoof.
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.
Size 2 = fits Kerckhaert sizes 000, 00
Size 3 = fits Kerckhaert sizes 00, 0
Size 4 = fits Kerckhaert sizes 1, 2
Sold per pair (2 pads).