Factsheet | Soft Pad
|Long-term use to aid in improvement of overall horse health and well-being
|Coated with Purple DuraFlex, a highly durable, anti-microbial coating.
|Rectangular shape allows the different density pads to be paired or stacked for ease of use.
|10”x12”x2” (25cmx30cmx5cm) so that there is sufficient area for the horse’s hoof.
|Each pad weighs 9.5 oz (270 grams).
|Weight load limit
|Can be used with horses of any size, weight, or breed.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Disinfect with soap and water.
|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.
|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 owner, and generally to improve the relationship between horse and owner as the owner is recognized and trusted by the horse in providing care over time.
|The HARD Pad may serve as base pad for stacking other density pads on top.
|SURE FOOT pads can be combined to stack layers generally two high, but in some instances three high. Stacking allows the person to give the horse an experience that matches different habit patterns of the body. Stacking allows the horse to experience limb differentials - beneficial to establishing a more normal, balance posture and movement. Do not force a horse to stand on stacked pads. Stacked pads may themselves slip more easily due to a horse stepping or slipping, and this may cause additional wear and tear. Therefore, if you are stacking, ensure to follow instructions safely and expect to see greater damage over time with use.
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
Warning: Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program before using SURE FOOT pads with your horse. Failure to follow instructions could result in death or serious injury. Check with your veterinarian before using SURE FOOT for any health-related conditions. Keep your hands away from the horse’s hoof. Use your foot to position the pads. See instructions for use on the SURE FOOT DVD, SURE FOOT Equine website surefootequine.com and Sure Foot Equine YouTube Channel.