Special EasySoaker Promotion
EasyCare will be including a free pair of dome shaped Comfort Pads with each pair of EasySoaker boots purchased, while supplies last. They will be automatically included in your purchase.
These pads are currently not available for retail sale. If you are pleased with the results you get from using them, please consider our regular EasyCare Comfort Pads.
More Details: These pads are still in the testing phase. We have received a lot of good feedback from users (see below). You are free to do with them what you like - use them in your EasySoakers, your Epic (or any other EasyCare hoof boot), heck you can even put them in your back pocket and add a little padding -- we won't tell and you'll save thousands over the cost of surgery.
EasySoakers are useful for many uses besides for a horse with a hoof problem. Here are some additional uses for them:
- Soaking to add moisture to dried hooves
- Soaking to make the trimmers job easier if the hooves are dry and rock hard
- Soaking in warm water and using with or without pads to assist in the barefoot transition process
- Soaking in warm water and using with or without pads to make a good hoof even better!
Please use the pads so that the concave (dome) part of the pad fits into the concave area on your horses hoof.
EasyCare recommends sizing up when purchasing an EasySoaker. Sizing up one to two sizes allows extra space for the dome shaped Comfort Pads (or any type of Comfort Pad), or bandages and liquids to be used inside the boot. In addition, a larger size makes application and removal quicker and easier. Since the dome shaped Comfort Pads are still in testing they are only available in one size and will fit up to size XL in the EasySoaker boot. Customers who wish to provide padding in a XXL or XXXL size EasySoaker may wish to purchase regular EasyCare Comfort pads in 6 or 12 mm in size large.
Disclaimer: These pads are a test product only and EasyCare assumes no liability for problems caused by their use or misuse. If your horse is flat footed you should be very careful about using these pads. Please discontinue use immediately should any problems occur.
Customer Feedback on the Dome Comfort Pads:
Thank you for sending me the dome pads. They are great! I tried them with two horses, each has a unique "horse-onality." One (barefoot a year) has been foot sore the last few weeks even with boots because she had to have some sole removed. With the pads she was hot to trot, oblivious to rocks, not weaving, so obviously happy and comfortable. Like night and day! My other horse has been barefoot less than 6 months and has not been too keen about it because it is not dry enough to toughen up yet. Even with boots on he seemed uncomfortable and unhappy, always lagging behind. With the pads he was a different horse. Snappy transitions and impulsion I have not seen since metal shoes.
Neither of our horses have any real problems with their feet, but they did seem more willing to move out with the pads in the boots.
With the boots/pads, he stands much squarer and will land heel first. Another thing I've noticed is that he is developing concavity in front. I'm not sure this is a result of the dome pads specifically or gradual improvement in his feet.
After using the dome pads for a few days, I put the comfort pads back in the boots so I would have a comparison. After completing our 4mi walk, the boots had shifted a bit and with the dome pads, the boots stay in place better.
I am concerned that the dome shape will not line up with the exact concavity of the horse's hooves. Is this a problem?? Or will the horse's adapt? Mine seemed to adapt.
I have given a number of Dome Pads to our colleage Andrew Bowe who runs a rehab centre in Victoria and the feed back so far is excellent. He is very impressed with the density and the comfort they give to the horses under his care.
These dome pads seemed to raise her hoof significantly in the boot and the gaiter didn't sit as high. However this didn't seem to be too much of a problem, as she set them after about 1/2 mile, the pads had crunched down to a good position for the boot. Just at first I couldn't tighten up the boot or the gaiter adequately - I had to re-adjust them 1/2 mile into the ride.
Getting a slight heel first landing bare, but the boots improve that dramatically (with any pad).
I love the dome shape and think that it would be great for horses with lots of concavity to help the horses feet to be stimulated over the entire bottom.
I don't notice that it is better than the regular pad for comfort but it is easier to get the foot in. It seems to be holding up a little better than the regular pad. Am still using the first set of pads and have about 50 hours on them and they look fine.
I bought Boas to help his transition to barefoot. He was more comfortable in the boots immediately but still showed signs of arthritic stiffness. The regular pads helped a lot but with these new pads, he was SOUND immediately. No warming up stiffness, no reluctance at all. And these pads have given him good concavity in his feet which had remained fairly flat since we began barefoot trimming in May 06.
One boot - many uses!
EasyCare recommends sizing up when purchasing an EasySoaker. Sizing up one to two sizes allows extra space for bandages and liquids to be used inside the boot. In addition, a larger size makes application and removal quicker and easier.
With so many applications, the EasySoaker is a must-have in any tack room.
As with any hoof or leg related injury, consult your veterinarian or hoof care professional for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
For more information about common hoof ailment causes, treatment and EasySoaker application benefits, download the brochure below.
Download the EasySoakers Brochure