Click Hock Shield and Hock Shield Ultra:

Can be worn 24 hours/7 days a week. 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. Sold in pairs.

Content 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.

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.

Note: 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.


Why do some horses need the Ultra?

  1. Some horses pivot on their hocks while getting up and spin their Hock Shields leaving their hock sores exposed.
  2. It can be used if a horse has an injury further forward than the typical bed sores.
  3. If a horse that has to wear a bandage, this will keep the wrap in place and prevent it from tearing.
  4. It can keep the hock warmer for the horse with arthritis.

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:

13″ – 14.9″ = S/M

15″ – 16.9″ = L/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 attach Hock Shield:

VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure the leg is straight under and the hoof is flat on the ground.

  1. Put the side with the label on the outside of the leg.
  2. Bring the elastic strap around the inside of leg to the outside.
  3. Pull the strap for a “snug” fit.
  4. Lock top Velcro flap down.
  5. Adjust inside tab ONLY if outside tab is too long or too short.

Best fit for Click Hock Shield and Hock Shield Ultra

  • Make sure the leg is straight under and the hoof is flat on the ground.
  • You should be able to put two fingers between the horse’s leg and the band.
  • DO NOT pull the elastic strap too tight so as to restrict circulation or create pressure sores. It is better to go too loose than too tight.
  • With a little experimentation, you will find the perfect fit.

Because some medicines can burn the skin when wrapped, consult veterinarian when using medications under the Hock Shield.

Note: Some horses may grow white hairs where the top fleece band rubs.

How to attach Hock Shield Ultra:

VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure the leg is straight under and the hoof is flat on the ground.

  1. Make sure the side with tag is on the outside of leg.
  2. Pull front flap around to outside of leg. Pull it only so it will connect with the Hock Shield. Have it as loose as it can be without creating wrinkles under the strap.
  3. Lay Hock Shield on top of flap attaching inside Velcro pieces.
  4. Bring the elastic strap around the inside of leg to the outside and attach to upperVelcro for a “snug” fit.
  5. Lock top Velcro flap down.

Fetlock Shield

Can be worn 24 hours/7 days a week. Sold in pairs.

Outer Shell – 2 layers of tear-resistant Cordura-like fabric
Lining – Nylon

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


How to attach Fetlock Shield:

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


Click Knee Shield

Can be worn 24 hours/7 days a week. Sold in pairs.

Cup – Tear-resistant Cordura-like fabric with neoprene knee pad and nylon lining
Cup Support – Reinforced netting
Attachment Strap – Fleece covered elastic strap

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


How to attach Click Knee Shield:

  1. Attach bottom strap just above the fetlock joint. Pull strap snug enough so it doesn’t slip over the joint. DO NOT PULL STRAP TIGHT.
  2. Attach the remaining velcro tabs loosely.
  3. The Knee Shield should fit loosely around the knee. You should be able to slip your fingers between the shield and the knee joint.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: Do Hock Shields 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.

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Q: What are the washing instructions for Hock Shields?

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 washer and dryer as often as you like but be sure to close up the velcro straps so it doesn’t pick up lint.

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 the Hock Shields usually 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 newer 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. There are full instructions with pictures on the package that can help guide you.

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: If you didn’t pull it tight to get that 3/4″ overlap, you have the correct size. 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. They fit loosely and have a smooth lining so bedding and other bits of stuff can fall out the bottom. You can have anyone put them on your horse, even if they aren’t a horse person.

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.

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

Phoenix, AZ – The Western Ranchman Store

California

Baldwin Park, CA – Broken Horn Saddlery

Bishop, CA – Wye Rd Feed

Calabasas, CA – Calabasas Saddlery

Del Mar, CA – Mary’s Tack & Feed

Dixon, CA – Higby’s Country Feed

El Cajon, CA – San Diego Saddlery

Glendale, CA – DaMoor’s Feed and Tack

Granite Bay, CA – Douglas Ranch Supply

Norco, CA – Inland Vet Supply

Orange, CA – Hitch’n Post Feed & Tack

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 Luis Obispo, CA – Riding Warehouse

Santa Barbara, CA – Jedlicka’s Saddlery

Santa Cruz, CA – General Feed and Seed

Santa Ynez, CA – Santa Ynez Feed and Milling

Scotts Valley, CA – Scotts Valley Feed

Shingle Springs, CA – Lee’s Feed & Western Store

Temecula, CA – Big Horse Feed

Ventura, CA – The Wharf

Colorado

COLORADO:

Boulder, CO – Foxcreek Mobile Equine Outfitters

Fort Collins, CO – Happy Horse Tack & Saddle Shop

Idaho

IDAHO:

Middleton, ID – Saddle Up!

New Hampshire

Swanzy, NH – The Cheshire Horse

Nevada

NEVADA:

Reno, NV – Greens Feed

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO:

Albuquerque, NM – Paul’s Vet Supply

New York

NEW YORK:

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Cheshire Horse

Oregon

OREGON:

Phoenix, OR – Gid-De-Up Boutique

Medford, OR – Action Rider Tack

Multiple Locations, OR – Wilco Farmers

Virginia

Marshall, VA – Tri-County Feeds, Etc.

Washington

Issaquah, WA – The Grange Supply

Mt Vernon, WA – The Bony Pony

Olympia, WA – Tack Room Too

Woodinville, WA – The Gift Horse

Multiple Locations – WA Wilco Farmers

Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES:

Kiama Downs, NSW – Blackwood Equine Supplies

Kulnura, NSW – Kulnura Veterinary Clinic – email: annapillaway@yahoo.co.uk

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

QUEENSLAND:

Glenview, QLD – Sandale Saddlery

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR for Australia and New Zealand –
Anna Pillich BVSc email: annapillaway@yahoo.co.uk

ON-LINE:

Snaffle-It Horse Supplies

Canada

Multi Locations – Greenhawk

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR for Canada –
Can Pro Horse Equipment, Click here for list of retailers-Contact them to ask if they carry our products.

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