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.
How to Determine 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 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 Ultra:
VERY IMPORTANT:Make sure the leg is straight under and the hoof is flat on the ground.
- Make sure the side with tag is on the outside of leg.
- 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.
- Lay Hock Shield on top of flap attaching inside Velcro pieces.
- Bring the elastic strap around the inside of leg to the outside and attach to upperVelcro for a “snug” fit.
- Lock top Velcro flap down.
Best fit for 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.