Two years ago during a spring training trip to North Carolina, Kristen Woodworth’s
preliminary event horse, “Sylvus”, came up lame. He was diagnosed with deep bruising of the navicular bones and moderate inflammation in the coffin joints in both front feet, as well as bilateral MCL strains from the concussion of schooling on the hard, dry, uneven footing in North Carolina.
Six months later, after multiple vet exams, xrays, a MRI and a series of IRAP injections, her horse was finally sound and ready to compete again.
Icing Sylus’ feet after galloping cross country (by way of standing in a muck tub full of ice water up to his knees) became regular practice. Then, her farrier discovered Propads at his local farrier supply store.
Propads are dual-purpose polyurethane hoof pads that provide shock absorption and frog support to a shod horse. Propads fill the void between the frog and the ground, giving the function and feeling of being barefoot while wearing a shoe.
“The concept behind the Propads made sense in direct correlation to his injury as a result of concussive forces he had endured. Sylvus has been shod with Propads for over a year now and has not had any further issues,” says Kristen.
Learn more about Propads or find a dealer near you by visiting www.razerhorse.com or calling 855-95-RAZER.
Razerhorse is a hoof care company that promotes better health and performance through science and technology. Razerhorse products are designed to mimic the natural function of the hoof while providing the protection needed for today’s performance horses. Razerhorse currently offers two products: the Razer horseshoe, a tempered tool steel shoe that allows the hoof to flex like a bare foot, and the Propad, a shock-absorbing polyurethane hoof pad that features an accordion-like frog support. To learn more about Razer shoes and Propads or to find a dealer near you, visit www.razerhorse.com or call 855-95-RAZER.