I know it seems like there are a million different choices in the EasyCare Comfort Pad line and it is sometimes confusing to know what pad is best for your needs so hopefully this will help clear things up for you. One quick way to determine which pad you need for your boot is to go to the EasyCare website, then scroll over the Our Boots section and click on the boot you need pads for. Then click on Boot Accessories. Only the pads that will work for your boot style will be listed.
Pads increase heel comfort so that all horses-sound or unsound-are encourged to move correctly. We have found that comfort pads are especially beneficial for any horse that is ridden who may also be slightly tender-footed. The 12mm pads can also be used to help improve the fit of the boots while at the same time providing cushioning, additional protection and frog support to the hoof. Comfort pads are an excellent way to help your horse successfully transition from shod to barefoot.
Regular Comfort Pads
These pads are the plain, flat pads that come in 6mm and 12mm thickness and soft, medium or firm density. They are available in shapes that fit the Easyboot & Boa lines as well as shapes for the Old Mac's Easyboot Trail styles. They come in small and large sizing, for the Easyboot Boa the small fits boot sizes Pony-2 and the large boot sizes 3-7. For the Old Mac/Trail sizing the small fits boot sizes 0-6 and the large fits boot sizes 7-10. The Easyboot Glove was really designed to be used without padding but if you have a need for a pad we recommend using the 6mm pads only with the Glove.
Dome Comfort Pads
This pad will will complement the concave shape of a well formed hoof. This pad is sized for the Easyboot line and comes in Small (00.0), Medium (1), Large (2,3,4) and X-Large (5,6). This pad is popular with a variety of users including trail riders, endurance riders and hoof care professionals. If your horse is flat-footed you should be very careful about using these pads.
Comfort Pad System
This is a mix and match system for optimal comfort. The Comfort Pad System comes with three different pad styles molded in three different densities. The system allows for many padding combinations and gives practitioners and horse owners many treatment options. This system comes with 18 pairs of pads (6 pairs of frog support in three densities, 6 pairs of frog pressure in three densities and 6 pairs of sole pads in 3 densities.) Each pair of pads can also be ordered independently from the system. This system is usually recommended by a veterinarian or a hoof care professional.
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