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:
- Acute lameness, founder, or laminitis.
- Between classes at a show.
- Trailering and transporting.
- Stabling on hard surfaces.
- Hoof injury or disease.
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:
- Measure your horse’s hooves shortly after they have been trimmed. This will help ensure that the boot is not too big.
- Note, it’s also important to keep your horses hooves trimmed. This will help ensure continued proper fitment and help prevent damage to the boot.
- Measure each hoof to check for discrepancies in hoof size. You may find it necessary to order a different size boot for each foot if a correct trim is not possible. If that is the case, we recommend ordering directly from Soft-Ride.
- Once you have your measurements, reference the Soft-Ride size chart to find the boot size required.
- When you receive your Soft-Ride boots, remove the Gel Orthotic and hold it up to the bottom of the hoof. The Gel Orthotic should overlap the hoof by up to a quarter inch on all sides to allow for some growth before the hoof is trimmed again.
- If the foot overlaps the Gel Orthotic in length or width, then the boot is too small. Alternatively, if the pad engulfs the the foot, it's too large.