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Best Horse Knee & Hock Boots
Boots that are designed specifically for a horse’s knees or... Read More
Best Horse Knee & Hock Boots
Boots that are designed specifically for a horse’s knees or hocks are essential for safe travelling, though they may also be used during recovery from injuries, or for alleviating ailments such as arthritis or capped hocks.
Knee boots – for use on your horse’s forelegs – cover the front portion of your horse’s knees to protect against injury from falls, slips, and trips. It is advisable that you use knee boots for your horse when in transit, because boots can protect your horse’s delicate carpal bones should they happen to collide with hard surfaces in a horsebox or trailer.
Hock boots – for use on your horse’s hindlegs – cover the back portion of your horse’s hock joints, protecting their delicate tarsal bones from injury. Just as knee boots are often used when transporting a horse, hock boots can protect your horse’s hock joint from impact whilst travelling. However, hock boots are also available in a magnetic format, which has been proven to ease symptoms of joint pain and swelling from ailments such as arthritis.
Both Knee and Hock boots provide extra padding to prevent injury from collision with any hard surfaces, obstacles or even their own knees. Some of our brands of knee and hock boots are Veredus and WoofWear which both have temperature control, are excellent fit and help to prevent abrasion and swelling. Different materials allow the boot to do different things, PU leather has 2 layers so this material provides extra protection for the shell of the boot. PoronXrd material is lightweight, soft, contouring and absorbs over 90% of energy when presented with impact, this makes it a good material for the strike area of the knee and hock boots. Neoprene material is a flexible water resistant fabric, this allows the leg to be able to breathe and keep cool and keep water at bay.
If you need any advice regarding the use or fitting of knee or hock boots, we advise contacting a qualified riding instructor, equine chiropractor, or equine physiotherapist – you’re also welcome to contact our team for assistance.
Our dedicated Discount Equestrian team work tirelessly to source the finest quality products for our excellent Knee & Hock Boots range. Just a small selection of the best-selling knee and hock boots available in our amazing collection include:
Woof Wear® Smart Knee Boots – “Riders love the way the boot is designed to flex with the leg, giving freedom of movement but providing protection where it’s needed. Features of Woof Wear Smart Knee Boots: a tough PU Shell, Poron Xrd® to give extra impact protection, anti-slip top band, thermoformed construction which flexes with the leg, a lower strap to keep shell in position, suitable for road work and when travelling. Sold as a pair.”
Woof Wear® Hock Boots – “The ergonomically shaped Woof Wear Hock Boot provides high quality protection for the hock in the stable or whilst travelling. The hock boots come in pairs and are suitable for use on their own or under travel boots. Features of Woof Wear Hock Boots: breathable neoprene that keeps the hock cool, durable nylon outer that resists abrasion, ergonomic design to ensure excellent fit and comfort around the hock joint, reinforced back seam.”
Veredus® Magnetik Hock Boots – “A boot made with breathable Aerox material, lined and trimmed in Lycra, it guarantees the optimum temperature of the leg, thereby reducing overheating of the tendon system. Magnetik Hock Boots are designed to reduce pain and swelling, stimulate the flow of blood, speed up the elimination of toxins, and speed up the regenerative process. Magnetotherapy is a medical method that treats several pathologies using magnetic fields. The magnetic fields provide significant benefits in all inflammatory processes which are often accompanied by pain. The benefit is obtained through a reduction of the inflammatory process and, at the same time, an analgetic action with respect to the tissue nerve fibres. Veredus Magnetik Hock Boots are non-invasive.”
Should you require any assistance in deciding which knee or hock boots would best suit your horse, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Discount Equestrian team – we’re always happy to help.