Whether you ride for pleasure or professionally, there's no question that you ask a lot of your horse. Often, we find ourselves with horses favoring their backsides, unwilling to bring their hind legs up as they normally do, or taking slightly more stabbing steps at the ground.
You know what it's like; we've all encountered a horse with a hock pain before. Hock pain can make lead changes, jumps and even just everyday riding more difficult for your horse, particularly when they are getting warmed up.
Your horse's hocks are a pivotal part of their hind-end movement, and because of the anatomy of the joint - several small bones stacked horizontally on top of one another, with minimal layers of cartilage between - degradation of the joint, is sadly, very common. Aside from injections and medications, you've got a few options.
You obviously want to speak to your farrier about shoeing adjustments. You may want to consider rockering toes on your horse's shoes and you can also avoid heel extensions and outside trailers, which affect the way your horse's foot lands and can make hock pain worse.
So, what can you do to soothe your horse's painful hocks? The Benefab Therapeutic Hock Boot
is designed with your horse's comfort in mind. It is created from a fabric that is made up of ceramic nano-particles, which, like all our products, emit far-infared rays. These rays work with your horse's natural healing processes to keep joints, tendons and ligaments surrounding the hock joint supple and relaxed.
This hock boot isn't a bandaid solution. It cooperates with your horse's body to promote circulation, increase oxygen flow and reduce pain, getting your horse back in action faster. This will help your horse move his hind end more freely, faster. The boot has an adjustable sizing to fit your horse's build and movement, plus it is breathable and wicking, making it ideal for use before or after exercise.
Don't let hock pain get your horse down. Soothe him with the Benefab Therapeutic Hock Boot