Click Hock Shield

The low profile design offers full coverage in the area where horses develop sores. The soft, flexible pocket in the center back of the Hock Shield provides comfort in the delicate area where the tendons pass just under the skin. This is the perfect solution for the majority of horses with hock sores. Now available in two adjustable sizes.
While supply of discontinued sizes last, this style only is also available as SINGLES.

Hock Shield

Click Hock Shield Ultra

The Ultra is a full wrap to ensure coverage even if they have an extra hard way of twisting while pushing off the ground. It can also be used for horses with arthritic hocks to prevent chill. The thin neoprene and double layer of fleece make a very comfortable but tough boot that can be worn full-time for those horses with deep chronic sores.

Hock Shield Ultra

 

Outer Shell – tear-resistant neoprene
Lining – soft fleece

Because some products can burn skin when wrapped, please consult veterinarian when using medications under our Shields.

Plan on replacing your Hock Shields after about 3 months of full-time wear. However, some horses have been known to wear their Hock Shields for 6-12 months.

Some horses may grow white hairs on back of leg where top band rubs.

If your horse has neoprene sensitivity, do not use these products.

Hock Shield – US Patent #8,132,543

Hock Shield Ultra – US Patent Pending

Click Fetlock Shield

Fetlock Shields are soft, flexible, comfortable, sturdy bed sore boots for horses. They are made of a super-tough Cordura and lined with smooth Rayon that covers a layer of soft padding. They can be worn 24 hours a day, every day if needed. They are a big improvement over the upside-down bell boot that your horse will appreciate.

Fetlock Shields

 

Outer Shell – tear-resistant Cordura
Lining – Rayon

Because some products can burn skin when wrapped, please consult veterinarian when using medications under our Shields.

Click Fly Veil

For the forelock challenged horse. The movement of the strings keeps flies from eyes but does not block vision. Tuck into your pocket or saddlebag so it is always with you on the trail or in the arena. The beads add a little more swing but if you don’t think your horse likes beads, you can get them without. Click on “Photos” tab to see all your Fly Veil options.

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How to determine the correct size:

Measure the smallest point just above the hock joint.
Make sure the leg is straight and the hoof is flat on the ground.

HOCK SHIELD:
13” up to 15.9″= Regular Horse
16” up to 20″= XL/Draft

HOCK SHIELD ULTRA and
SINGLE HOCK SHIELDS:
13″ – 13.9″ = S
14″ – 14.9″ = M
15″ – 15.9″ = L
16″ – 16.9″ = XL

Custom Shields can be made for horses with unique sizes or problems. Call our office to discuss your needs: (831)426-1206

How to determine correct size
Not to be used on horses in turn-out or on pasture.  It is not advisable to restrict the leg when your horse is in a full gallop.

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How to attach Hock Shield:

  1. Make sure the side with tag is on the outside of leg.
  2. Bring the elastic strap around the inside of leg.
  3. Pull the strap for a “snug” fit.
  4. Lock top Velcro flap down.
Step 1 Step 2
Step 3 Step 4

 

  • You should be able to put two fingers between the horse’s leg and the band.
  • DO NOT pull the Hock Shield too tight. You do not want to restrict circulation.
  • With a little experimentation, you will find the perfect fit.

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How to attach Fetlock Shield:

Velcro tab with label should be on the top – smallest end should be closest to hoof.

Fetlock Shield

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FAQ:

Q: Do they really stay up?

A: The Hock Shield was designed to address this very issue. In a 3-week test the Hock Shield had a 100% “stay up” score and a 98% “no turn” score. 
If you are having trouble with your Hock Shield slipping down try going a little tighter or a little looser. Keep experimenting.
Make sure the leg is straight under them when you put it on (see photo below). If their leg is stepping forward or behind, the Hock Shield will be too loose when they move.
There are a few horses, because of conformation or their pushing technique, that will have trouble keeping them up.

Leg directly under

Q: What are the washing instructions?

A: You can squirt a little horse shampoo in a bucket of water and scrub it up then hang it on the fence for normal grunge. It can be thrown in the washing machine from time to time but be sure to close up the velcro straps so it doesn’t pick up lint. If your Hock Shield is filthy and the sun is not out, you can throw it in the dryer but don’t forget to close the velcro.

Q: The hock sore is open and bloody and I have to clean my Hock Shield off every day. Should I cover it until it scabs up?

A: Go to the “Photos” tab to see one customer’s solution to this problem.

Q: How long do they last?

A: It depends on your horse but typically you should get 3-6 months of wear.

Q: Why does it say, “Not to be used on horse in turn-out or pasture.”?

A: The veterinarian who tested them could not test at a full gallop so he wanted that statement on the package.

Q: I measured my horse so why is the Hock Shield too small?

A: The new version has an adjustment tab on the inside of the attachment strap as well as the outside. They come in the package set for the smallest size. Make sure you adjust that inside tab to fit your horse when you first put them on and then you can ignore it unless the strap stretches out and you need to make it a little smaller.

Q: Is the Hock Shield Ultra better than the Hock Shield?

A: No, the Ultra is meant to address the issues listed in the description. Most horses do very well with the Hock Shield.

Q: I ordered the HS Ultra and there is only a 3/4″ overlap on the velcro attachment tab. Should I get the next biggest size?

A: Not if you didn’t pull it tight to get that 3/4″ overlap. The elastic strap will stretch out a bit as they wear it and it will be perfect in a few days.

Q: What is the difference between the Fetlock Shield and other bedsore boots or upside-down bell boots?

A: The Fetlock Shield never leaves the pastern area exposed like some styles can. They are lighter and taller than bell boots and they don’t chafe.

Q: Can the Fetlock Shield be left on all the time?

A: Absolutely, you just need to check it periodically to make sure it is clean.

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The following retail outlets and web sites currently carry Hock Shields:
(click on green store name to go to their website)
Go to end to find AUSTRALIA, CANADA & ONLINE listings

ARIZONA:

Cave Creek, AZ – Black Mountain Feed

Phoenix, AZ – Anderson’s Feed

Phoenix, AZ – C & H Hay Barn

CALIFORNIA:

Agoura Hills, CA – Bright Star Saddlery

Baldwin Park, CA – Broken Horn Saddlery

Calabasas, CA – Calabasas Saddlery

Castro Valley, CA – Arney’s Crow Canyon Saddlery

Clements, CA – Ricotti Saddle Company

Del Mar, CA – Mary’s Tack & Feed

El Cajon, CA – San Diego Saddlery

Escondido, CA – Hawthorne Country Store

Galt, CA – Golden State Tack

Glendale, CA – DaMoor’s Feed and Tack

Loomis, CA – Christensen’s

Paso Robles, CA – Whitehorse Tack

Pleasanton, CA – Western Saddlery

Ramona, CA – The Livery Feed and Ranch Supply

San Juan Capistrano, CA – American Horse Products

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Ortega Tack & Feed

San Luis Obispo, CA – Riding Warehouse

Santa Cruz, CA – General Feed and Seed

Scotts Valley, CA – Scotts Valley Feed

Sylmar, CA – Foothill Saddlery

Temecula, CA – Big Horse Feed

COLORADO:

Alamosa, CO - Big R

Boulder, CO – Foxcreek Mobile Equine Outfitters

Colorado Springs, CO - Big R

Conifer, CO – Big R

Cortez, CO – Big R

Elizabeth, CO – Big R

Fort Collins, CO – Happy Horse Tack & Saddle Shop

Grand Junction, CO – The Horse In Sport

Peyton, CO – Big R

LaJunta, CO – Big R

Lamar, CO – Big R

Monument, CO – Big R

Pueblo, CO – Big R

Trinidad, CO – Big R

CONNECTICUT:

Ledyard, CT – The Paddock Tack Shop

IDAHO:

Middleton, ID – SW Tack & Trinkets

ILLINOIS:

Palatine, IL – Saddlers Row

MASSACHUSETTS:

Amherst, MA – Dion Tack

Bedford, MA – The Complete Equestrian

Oxford, MA – Equine Essentials

West Boylston, MA – Triple Crown Tack Shop

NEBRASKA:

Elkhorn, NE – Regg & Wally’s Tack & Saddlery

NEVADA:

Reno, NV – Sierra Feed & Saddlery

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Swanzy, NH – The Cheshire Horse

NEW MEXICO:

Farmington, NM – Big R

LasVegas, NM – Big R

NEW YORK:

Bath, NY – Thundering Hooves Tack Shop

Honeoye Falls, NY – Park Place Saddles & Tack

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Cheshire Horse

OREGON:

Portland, OR – Glisan Street Saddlery

Phoenix, OR – Gid-De-Up Boutique

PENNSYLVANIA:

Douglassville, PA – Spur Creek Tack & Supply

Drumore, PA – Keystone Harness & Tack Shop

Greensburg, PA – Springhouse Tack Shop

Millerstown, PA – Just 4 U Tack

New Oxford, PA – Kabar Tack & Feed

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Camden, SC – The Tack Room

TEXAS:

Dumas, TX - Big R

VERMONT:

Essex Junction, VT – Tony’s Tack Shop

AUSTRALIA:

NEW SOUTH WALES:

Kiama Downs, NSW – Blackwood Equine Supplies

Kulnura, NSW – Kulnura Veterinary Clinic – email: annapill@kulnuravet.com.au

Mudgee, NSW – Husbands Saddlery – 45 Market Street Mudgee – (02)63723558

Peats Ridge, NSW – Peats Ridge Saddlery – email: peatsridgesaddlery@gmail.com

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR for Australia –
Anna Pillich BVSc email: ozsupplies@hockshield.com

CANADA:

Multi Locations – Greenhawk

ONLINE:

Chick’s Saddlery

Country Supply

Dover Saddlery

Green River Discount Tack

Jeffers Pet

Riding Warehouse

Smartipony

State Line Tack

Valley Vet

 

No retailers in your area? Tell them to contact us!

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