The low profile design offers full coverage in the area where horses develop sores. 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. This is the perfect solution for the majority of horses with hock sores. Now available in two adjustable sizes.
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
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.
Hock Shield Sizes:
13” up to 15.9″= Regular Horse
16” up to 20″= XL/Draft
How to Determine Correct Size
- Measure the smallest point just above the hock joint.
How to Attach Click Hock Shield
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure the leg is straight under and the hoof is flat on the ground.
- Put the side with the label on the outside of the leg.
- Bring the elastic strap around the inside of leg to the outside.
- Pull the strap for a “snug” fit.
- Lock top Velcro flap down.
- Adjust inside tab ONLY if outside tab is too long or too short.
Q: How long do the Hock Shields usually last?
A: It depends on your horse but typically you should get 3-6 months of wear.
Q: The hock sore is open and bloody and I have to clean my Hock Shield off every day. Should I cover it until it scabs up?
Q: What are the washing instructions for Hock Shields?
A: You can squirt a little horse shampoo in a bucket of water and scrub it up then hang it on the fence for normal grunge. It can be thrown in the washer and dryer as often as you like but be sure to close up the velcro straps so it doesn’t pick up lint.