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The Hock Shield is a custom fit hock protector designed to STAY IN PLACE to prevent and heal hock sores.
Finally, horse hock sore boots that stay on!
If a horse has a hock injury or bed sore, repeated lying down can aggravate it and prevent healing. Some sores just become larger and/or deeper. The healing process cannot take place unless a protective layer is placed between the ground and the skin.
Outer Shell - Tear-resistant Neoprene
Lining - Moisture Wicking Fleece
Elastic - Heavy Duty Woven Cotton
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. Typically 3 to 6 months of wear.
To determine the size: Measure the smallest point, just above the hock joint. Make sure the leg is straight and the hoof is flat on the ground.
12-13" = XS
13-14" = SM
14-15" = MED
15-16" = LG
16-17" = XL
17-18" = 2XL
Custom shields can be made for under 12" and over 18".
Not to be used for horses in turnout or in pasture.
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.
Pair, Machine Washable
These really work!I bought a medium pair for my mare who measures 15" around her hock. I wasn't sure if I should get the bigger size, but Medium is perfect. The elastic will give a little over time. She is an active horse and these hock boots really stay. This is a great product and I'm so pleased.
Hock shieldsMy horse had stiffle surgery. When he laid down he did it very hard and tore uo his hocks. I bought one pair that lasted less than a month, which made my Paint sweat. I found hock shields by accident. I am so glad I did! They stay on and wash well. Thanks you so much! Very reasonably priced and solves the hock sore issues.
hock shield protective bootRecieved this lovely item after failing miserably to protect my thoroughbred's hocks with my own padding, duct tape and wraps. He spends 3 seasons outside 24/7 with a soft surface run in shelter and never gets abrasions until the winter. He comes in for approximately 12 hours (Michigan winter) and despite his 5 inch sawdust bedding he begins to lose hock hair. This product is durable, easy to apply and remove and stays in place all night long. One of the best purchases I've made. They do not spin around and my horse had no reaction to applying it, removing it or walking in it. I also longed him in them after I purchased them to see if they irritated him or became displaced. These are a winner.