hock / fetlock shields


Both the Hock Shield and the Hock Shield Ultra are made from tear resistant neoprene and lined with a soft fleece. To fit make sure the side with the tag is on the OUTSIDE of the leg. Bring the elastic strap around the inside of the leg and pull the strap for a snug fit. Lock the top Velcro flap down. Important: You should be able to put two fingers between the horses leg and the band DO NOT PULL TOO TIGHT or your risk restricting the circulation.

  Hock Shield

Code: HCKS
Price: $75.00
Sizing: Regular, XL/Draft

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If a horse has a hock injury or bed sore, repeated lying down can aggravate it and prevent it from healing. Some sores just become larger and/or deeper. The heating process cannot take place unless a protective Layer is placed between the ground and the skin.

Your current options are: Extra thick bedding, duct tape, gooey medications that soften the skin and attract dirt, bedding and flys’, or bulky restrictive products that fall off.

The solution: 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.




  Hock Shield ultra

Code: HCKS-U
Price: $90.00
Sizing: S, M, L, XL

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The ultra edition of the Hock Shield is an advancement on the original with several extra features making it the ultimate choice for the horse owner.

The full wrap design ensures coverage even if the horse turns on the hock shield while pushing off the ground. The unique double layer of soft fleece on the inside can also be used for horses with arthritic hocks to prevent chill.




  fetlock Shield

Code: FTLCKS
Price: $53.00

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Another premier horse protection product from Click is the Fetlock Shield. Made of the tough but lightweight cordurar and lined with smooth Rayon that covers a layer of soft padding. They can be worn 24 horus a day, every day if needed.

When fitted the label should be on the top with the smallest end closest to the hoof.






Hock Shields can be used in conjunction with a bandage



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do they really stay up?
A: The Hock Shield was designed to address this very issue. In a 3-week test the Hock Shield had a 100% “stay up” score and a 98% “no turn” score. If you are having trouble with your Hock Shield slipping down try going a little tighter or a little looser. Keep experimenting. Make sure the leg is straight under them when you put it on (see photo below). If their leg is stepping forward or behind, the Hock Shield will be too loose when they move. There are a few horses, because of conformation or their pushing technique, that will have trouble keeping them up.

Q: What are the washing instructions?
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 washing machine from time to time but be sure to close up the velcro straps so it doesn’t pick up lint. If your Hock Shield is filthy and the sun is not out, you can throw it in the dryer but don’t forget to close the velcro.

Q: How long do they last?
A: It depends on your horse but typically you should get 3-6 months of wear.

Q: Why does it say, “Not to be used on horse in turn-out or pasture."?
A: The veterinarian who tested them could not test at a full gallop so he wanted that statement on the package.

Q: I measured my horse so why is the Hock Shield too small?
A: The new version has an adjustment tab on the inside of the attachment strap as well as the outside. They come in the package set for the smallest size. Make sure you adjust that inside tab to fit your horse when you first put them on and then you can ignore it unless the strap stretches out and you need to make it a little smaller.

Q: Is the Hock Shield Ultra better than the Hock Shield?
A: No, the Ultra is meant to address the issues listed in the description. Most horses do very well with the Hock Shield.

Q: I ordered the HS Ultra and there is only a 3/4" overlap on the velcro attachment tab. Should I get the next biggest size?
A: Not if you didn’t pull it tight to get that 3/4" overlap. The elastic strap will stretch out a bit as they wear it and it will be perfect in a few days.

Q: What is the difference between the Fetlock Shield and other bedsore boots or upside-down bell boots?
A: The Fetlock Shield never leaves the pastern area exposed like some styles can. They are lighter and taller than bell boots and they don’t chafe.

Q: Can the Fetlock Shield be left on all the time?
A: Absolutely, you just need to check it periodically to make sure it is clean.


How to determine the 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.

HOCK SHIELD:

13" up to 15.9" = Regular Horse
16" up to 20" = XL/Draft

HOCK SHIELD ULTRA:

13" – 13.9" = S
14" – 14.9" = M
15" – 15.9" = L
16" – 16.9" = XL




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