Factsheet | Hard Slants

Benefit Long-term use to aid in improvement of overall horse health and well-being
Color Coded Coated with Pink DuraFlex, a highly durable, anti-microbial coating.
Shape Rectangular shape cut on an angle along the length.
Size 10”x12”x3” (25cmx30cmx7.6cm) so that there is sufficient area for the horse’s hoof divided into two angled pads.
Weight Each pad weight 11.4 oz (326 grams).
Weight load limit Can be used with horses of any size, weight, or breed.
Safety Pads are constructed of a material that will not cause injury to the horse. However, failure to follow instructions may cause harm to both horse and human. Always follow the safety guidelines on the back of the insert sheet, website, and/or DVD and instructional videos.
Instruction for use Available on www.surefootequine.com and on YouTube: SURE FOOT Equine Channel. DVD available upon request – make a note with your purchase.
Breed or discipline May be used with any breed that has a hoof; horse, donkey or mule.
Serviceability While the pads are not impervious to damage (tears and cuts) they will continue to service the horse even when they look ugly due to use.
Portable The lightweight pads are easily used in any location. Take them to the arena, competition, field, veterinary clinic or anywhere your horse needs comfort and stability.
General cleaning Instructions Easily cleaned with a soft brush, soap, and warm water. Avoid scouring powder or other abrasive cleaners as they may damage the coated side.
Health Safety Disinfect with soap and water.
Hoof Preparation Bare foot horses tend to cut the pads so be sure to file off any sharp hoof edges to minimize damage. Shod horses tend to tear the edges of the pad if they slip off. See instructions for use avoiding slipping and swaying.
Uses Pads are beneficial to the horse pre-exercise, post-exercise, during a training session to improve and enhance performance, recovery from injury while stall bound or in limited movement, reset proprioceptors to establish normal patterns of movement, calming for any breed horse in any discipline, improve overall well-being of horse and response to the instruction, improve the relationship between horse and owner as the owner is recognized by the horse as a caregiver.
Stackable SURE FOOT HARD SLANT Pads can be combined to stack layers generally two high but in some instances three high. Typically the HARD SLANT is placed as the top layer. Stacking allows the person to give the horse an experience that matches the different habit patterns of the body. Do not force a horse to stand on stacked pads. Stacked pads may slip as the horse steps off or slides the pads and this may cause additional wear and tear, therefore if you are stacking expect to see more damage. However, stacking allows the horse to experience limb differential and in many cases is ben eficial to establishing a more normal, balance posture and movement.
Durability Genuine SURE FOOT pads are durable and have been designed and tested to hold up under the demands of use with horses in any environment. The initial production run in January 2016 are still in use today.
Storage Be mindful of where you leave your pads. In very hot temperatures Hard pads will soften considerably. Do not leave any SURE FOOT pads in an enclosed car, horse trailer or other confined spaces in hot and/or humid temperatures. Doing so may void the warranty. A rule of thumb is not to leave your pads exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged a period of time. If you wouldn’t leave your dog in that location, then don’t leave your pads there either!
Warranty Warranted against delamination of the DuraFlex coating and/or pad layers. Excessive use with multiple horses on a daily basis will cause significantly more adamage than the individual horse owner. However, the pads will continue to perform.
Manufacturing Made of as much environmentally friendly material as possible, designed and tested by Wendy Murdoch, carry the real SURE FOOT Logo and are assembled in the USA under the guidance and direction of The Murdoch Method, LLC.
Prop 65 Statement For information regarding the State of California Proposition 65 please see the description of the Pads at murdochmethod.com.