Surefoot Pads- Medium (Set of 2)
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Lift a hoof and make a difference to your horse today!
The SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program is your horse’s path to improved performance, comfort and confidence. Developed by internationally known riding instructor Wendy Murdoch, the official SURE FOOT pads are specifically designed for use with horses by horse owners, riders, trainers and equine body workers.
When a SURE FOOT pad is placed under your horse’s hoof, he will begin to experiment with the way he stands. You’ll often note that your horse will sway back and forth, shift his weight, drop his head, and go into “grazing mode.” When your horse leaves the pad(s), he will continue his experiment. This exploration and discovery of a better, easier, more efficient movement patterns enables him to break long-standing habits you have struggled with for years. With SURE FOOT your horse will discover a more comfortable, efficient way of moving in minutes!
The SURE FOOT Program and Pads give you the tools to make a profound different to your horse. By following the instructions contained in the DVD you provide your horse with the opportunity to become self-aware of his posture, stance and movement. Watch as he explores his weight on each hoof, calms himself and moves with great ease and efficiency with or without the weight of a rider. Your horse will thank you for offering him SURE FOOT!
You can learn more about the SURE FOOT Program and pads on-line.**
The Medium pad (violet with purple DuraFlex coating) provides a surface with more give and spring than the Firm pad, and provides a greater rebound effect that pushes up into the hoof. As the horse shifts his weight, the rebound effect creates a dynamic response. The horse will experiment with how he weights each hoof, and will continue to experiment once he returns to solid ground. This pad provides a surface with more give and spring than the Firm pad, and is more dynamic. It may aid in creating movement with more impulsion and cadence.
The Medium pad has two workable surfaces—a diffusion surface and a direct response surface. The diffusion surface (stamped with the SURE FOOT® logo) provides excellent wear resistance and distributes the dynamic load to an area slightly larger than the hoof. The direct response, or uncoated surface, has slightly less surface firmness and allows the weight to bear more directly into the foam. These pads may be used with any horses regardless of size and/or weight.
Our exclusive proprietary DuraFlex surface coating is flexible, extending the life of the pads and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. The DuraFlex color allows you to easily identify the different pads at a glance.*
The pads are 10 x 12 inches and 2 inches thick. The rectangular shape allows them to easily align when tapped into place with your toe. Their flat surface and rectangular shape make them easy to stack and store in a crate. Their lightweight design makes them easy to carry and use.
The SURE FOOT pads have been designed and tested by Wendy Murdoch, originator of the SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program. They are safe to use around your horse, are made from as much environmentally friendly materials as possible, and are assembled here in the USA. The foam used in the SURE FOOT pads is also used in products that protect some of the world’s top athletes and is exclusively available to us for use in these forms. You know they are genuine SURE FOOT pads they carry the SURE FOOT® logo.
Pads are warranted against breakage (cuts, minor slices, dents or bites are considered normal wear and tear) and delamination of either the pad or DuraFlex coating. Do not leave your Firm pads in an enclosed car or trailer, or in direct sunlight for extended periods of time with the charcoal surface upward. Excessive heat may cause alterations in the foam. You may notice a permanent hoof impression on the uncoated side in high heat. This will affect the appearance of pad however it does not affect the pads performance.
*When using the pads in a cold environment (below 40°F or 4° C) use the uncoated surface. The DuraFlex surface stiffens slightly in cold temperatures and may crack. This type of blemish does not affect the function or performance of the pad, simply the look.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the SURE FOOT instructional DVD before starting this program with your horse. If there is any medical issues please consult your veterinarian before beginning SURE FOOT to be sure this program is right for your horse. SURE FOOT can be combined with other modalities of equine bodywork and training.
Shape, rectangular shape allows the different density pads to be paired with each other for ease of use.
Each pad is 12”x10”x2” thick (25cm x 30cm x 5cm) so that there is sufficient area for the horse’s hoof and thickness to absorb the horse’s weight.
Each pair of pads comes with an SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program Instructional DVD.
Lightweight and extremely portable. The pads can easily be carried, for use in any location. This means the owner can bring their pads with her to the arena, a competition, or the field in order to help a horse overcome anxiety in a specific location.
Coated with DuraFlex, a highly durable and anti-microbial coating that significantly increases the life of the pads.
Retain properties at any temperature, including below freezing, although it is recommended that one use the uncoated surface in temperatures below 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). The Impression pad will harden in colder temperatures but it is still functional.
Easily cleaned with a brush, soap and warm water.
They are made of as much environmentally friendly material as possible, designed and tested by Wendy Murdoch, carry the official SURE FOOT Logo and are assembled in the State of Maine, USA.
This pad provides a surface with more give and spring than the Firm pad, and is more dynamic. It may aid in creating movement with more impulsion and cadence.
Each Medium pad has two workable surfaces—a diffusion surface and a direct response surface.
Can be used with horses of any size, weight or breed. Variation in the pads density provides different degrees of firmness each providing a different experience for the horse.
Durability: The Official SURE FOOT pads have been designed and tested to hold up under the demands of use with horses in any environment. While they are not impervious to damage (tears and cuts) they will continue to service the horse even is somewhat damaged by the horse’s hooves. Therefore the benefits of the SURE FOOT program can be offered to the average horse owner for (in many cases) the cost of one shoeing. Offering the horse and horse owner a long-term use to aid in improvement of overall health.
Warranted against delamination of the DuraFlex coating and/or pad layers.
Stackable: SURE FOOT pads can be combined to stack layers generally two high but in instance three pads high. Stacking allows the person to give the horse an experience that matches the habit patterns in the body. Horses will not stand on stacked pads unless they wish to, you cannot force this on the horse as they will slip the pads to be lower if so desired. However, stacking allows the horse to experience limb differential and in many cases is beneficial to establishing a more normal, balanced posture and movement.
Pads can be use to benefit the horse pre-exercise, post-exercise, during a training session to improve and enhance performance, recovery from injury while stall bound or in limited movement, reset proprioceptors to reestablish normal patterns of movement, calming for any breed horse in any discipline, improve overall well being of horse and owner, improve relationship between horse and owner as the owner is recognized by the horse as the one who brought the comfort.
|Dimensions||31 × 31 × 12 cm|