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.

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

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 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.

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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.

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Fetlock Shield

Can be worn 24 hours/7 days a week.

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

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.


Frequently asked questions:

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.

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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.

Where to buy Hock Shields:

Santa Ynez Feed and Milling

3532 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA

http://www.santaynezfeed.com/
(805) 688-6404

The Tack Shop

499 South Pleasantburg, Greenville, SC 29607, USA

http://www.thetackshop.biz/
(864) 271-7121

Inland Vet Supply

1237 Sixth St., Norco, CA 92860, USA

http://www.inlandvetsupply.com/
(951) 272-3900

Jedlicka's Saddlery

2605 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

http://www.jedlicas.com/
(805) 687-0747
(800) 681-0747

Lee's Feed & Western Store

4110 Mother Lode Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682, USA

http://www.leesfeed.net/
(530) 677-4891

Jack's Turf Goods Harness & Saddlery

6 Ruth St, Vernon, NY 13476, USA

http://www.jacksturfgoods.com/
(888) 282-2587 or (315) 829-2875

Horsemen's Supply

2020 Fort Worth Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76086, USA

http://www.horsemensupply.com/
(817) 596-0274

The Gift Horse

13300 NE 175th St., Suite 4, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA

http://www.gifthorsesaddlery.com/
(425) 481-2900

The Bony Pony

2415 Old 99 South Rd, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273, USA

http://www.bonypony.com/
(888) 317-7513 or (360) 424-3500

Ricotti Saddle

18675 CA-88, Clements, CA 95237, USA

http://www.ricottisaddle.com/
(800) 742-6884 or (209) 759-3550

Foxcreek

1750 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301, USA

http://www.foxcreektack.com/
(303) 413-0179

Happy Horse Tack and Saddle Shop

113 Peterson St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

http://www.happyhorsetack.com/
(970) 484-4199

SW Tack & Trinkets

22210 Duff Ln, Middleton, ID 83644, USA
Mobile Unit
http://www.swtack.com/
(208) 585-3582 – call ahead

General Feed & Seed

1900 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, USA

http://www.generalfeedandseed.com/
(831) 476-5344

Whitehorse Tack

2805 Black Oak Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

http://www.whitehorsetack.com/
(805) 238-6001

Golden State Tack

8990 Grant Line Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA

http://www.goldenstatetack.com/
(916) 714-6503

Mary's Tack and Feed

3675 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA

http://www.marystack.com/
(858) 755-2015

Gid-De-Up Boutique

511 N Main St, Phoenix, OR 97535, USA

http://www.gid-de-up.com/
(541) 535-1588

Glisan Street Saddlery

7817 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213, USA

http://www.gsaddle.com/
(503) 252-4712

The Wharf

980 E Front St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA

http://www.thewharfonline.com/
(805) 648-5037

Tack Room Too

201 Lee St SW, Olympia, WA 98501, USA

http://www.tackroomtoo.com/
(360) 357-4268

Foothill Saddlery

10266 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA

Foothill Saddlery’s Facebook page
(818) 834-8228

Paul's Vet Supply

3825 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA

Paul’s Vet Supply Facebook page
(505) 341-9401

Scotts Valley Feed

5470 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, USA

http://www.scottsvalleyfeed.com/
(831) 438-3194

San Diego Saddlery

1783 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021, USA

http://www.sdsaddlery.com/
(619) 441-2613

Ortega Tack and Feed

31738 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA

http://www.ortegatackandfeed.com/
(949) 487-1535

Riding Warehouse

181 Suburban Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

http://www.ridingwarehouse.com/
(805) 548-2005

The Livery Feed and Ranch Supply

2536 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065, USA

http://www.liveryfeedandranchsupply.com/
(760) 789-5582

Half Moon Bay Feed

331 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA

http://www.halfmoonbay-feedandfuel.com/
(650) 726-4814

Hawthorne Country Store

675 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025, USA

http://www.hawthornecountrystore.com/
(760) 746-7816

Douglas Ranch Supply

5460 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746, USA

http://www.douglasranchsupply.com/
(916) 791-3204

Calabasas Saddlery

23998 Craftsman Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302, USA

http://www.calabasassaddlery.com/
(818) 591-0292

Grange Supply

145 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

http://www.grangesupply.com/
(425) 392-6469

DaMoor's Feed and Tack

1532 Riverside Dr, Glendale, CA 91201, USA

http://www.Damoorstackandfeed.com/
(818) 242-2841

The Tack Room

1311 S 3rd St,
Laramie, WY 82070, USA

http://www.wyotackroom.com/
(307) 745-6135

The Cheshire Horse

8 Whittemore Farm Rd.
Swanzey, NH 03446

http://www.cheshirehorse.com/
(877) 358-3001

The Cheshire Horse

402 Geyser Rd
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

http://www.cheshirehorse.com/
(518) 652-4592

Christensen's Saddlery

3690 Taylor Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650

http://www.christensens-saddlery.com/
(961) 652-4592

Big Horse Feed

33320 Hwy 79 S.
Temecula, CA 92592

http://www.bighorsefeed.com/
(951) 676-2544

American Horse Products

31896 Plaza Dr.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

http://www.americanhorseproducts.com/
(949) 248-5300

Arney's Crow Canyon Saddlery

10730 Crow Canyon Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94552

http://www.arneyssaddlery.com/
(510) 537-0120

Anderson’s Feed

1722 W Tierra Buena Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85023

http://www.blackmountainfeed.com/
(602) 993-8770

Black Mountain Feed

E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

http://www.blackmountainfeed.com/
info@blackmountainfeed.com
480-488-9180

M-F 8am-5pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

C & H Hay Barn

17230 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
http://www.blackmountainfeed.com
602-493-8488

The Western Ranchman Store

16028 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
http://www.thewesternranchmanstore.com/
602.992.3410

Bright Star Saddlery

28708-C Roadside Drive
(Yamato’s Shopping Center)
Agoura, CA 91301

http://www.brightstarsaddlery.com/
brightstar@brightstarsaddlery.com
818-879-8333

Broken Horn Saddlery

1022 Leorita Street  
Baldwin Park, CA 191706

http://www.brokenhornsaddlery.com/
saddlery@earthlink.net

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

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

Elk Grove, CA – Golden State Tack

Escondido, CA – Hawthorne Country Store

Glendale, CA – DaMoor’s Feed and Tack

Granite Bay, CA – Douglas Ranch Supply

Half Moon Bay, CA – Half Moon Bay Feed & Fuel

Loomis, CA – Christensen’s

Norco, CA – Inland Vet Supply

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 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

Sylmar, CA – Foothill Saddlery

Temecula, CA – Big Horse Feed

Ventura, CA – The Wharf

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

LaJunta, CO – Big R

Lamar, CO – Big R

Monument, CO – Big R

Peyton, CO – Big R

Pueblo, CO – Big R

Trinidad, CO – Big R

Idaho

IDAHO:

Middleton, ID – SW Tack & Trinkets

Middleton, ID – Saddle Up!

Massachusetts

West Boylston, MA – Triple Crown Tack Shop

New Hampshire

Swanzy, NH – The Cheshire Horse

New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – Paul’s Vet Supply

Farmington, NM – Big R

LasVegas, NM – Big R

New York

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Cheshire Horse

Vernon, NY – Jack’s Turf Goods Harness & Saddlery

Oregon

Portland, OR – Glisan Street Saddlery

Phoenix, OR – Gid-De-Up Boutique

South Carolina

Greenville, SC – The Tack Shop

Texas

Dumas, TX – Big R

Weatherford, TX – Horsemen’s Supply

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

Wyoming

Laramie, WY – The Tack Room

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

QUEENSLAND:

Glenview, QLD – Sandale Saddlery

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

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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