The Ultra is a full wrap to ensure coverage even if they have an extra hard way of twisting while pushing off the ground. It can also be used for horses with arthritic hocks to prevent chill. The thin neoprene and double layer of fleece make a very comfortable but tough boot that can be worn full-time for those horses with deep chronic sores.
Can be worn 24 hours/7 days a week.
Plan on replacing your Hock Shields after about 3 months of full-time wear.
Some horses have been known to wear their Hock Shields for 6-12 months.
Content Outer Shell – tear-resistant neoprene
Lining – soft fleece
Hock Shield Ultra sizes
13″ – 14.9″ = S/M
15″ – 16.9″ = L/XL
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.
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.
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.