ProPad's unique accordion-like design allows the frog support to follow all movements of the frog without causing pressure at rest.
The Frog Acts as An Air Bag.
Two forces press against the frog from opposite directions and a widening movement occurs in the hoof.
The frog acts as an airbag when it has full contact with the ground, then absorbs approximately 60% of the recoil shock that occurs upon landing.
Barefoot Ground Contact.
Barefoot hoof has evolved so that the frog and the entire underside of the hoof has full contact with the ground when landing.
The power of the horse's weight comes downward in the boney column and when unshod is stopped by the ground.
Traditional Shoes Elevate The Frog.
When the horse is shod the bottom of the hoof is too high off the ground and will not get the proper ground contact, all THE weight will be on the hoof wall.
Propad Prevents Injuries on All Four Hooves.
Commonly, pads are used on front feet, since most of the weight is on the front. But all the hooves work the same way, so it’s equally important to compensate for the suspended frogs behind.
That is why ProPad is recommended for use on all four hooves.
Unique Flexibility Zone.
ProPad's unique accordion-like design allows the frog support to follow all movements of the frog without causing pressure when at rest.
The flexible zone allows the center part of the pad (frog support) to follow all movements of the frog.
ProPad Supports The Frog.
ProPad has been designed with a flexible frog-support to fill the void between hoof frog and ground when the horse is shod. The flexible frog supports and extends the frog and works as a shock absorber. It unloads the hoof wall and improves circulation in the hoof.
ProPad reduces injuries and increases performance.
The Hoof Absorbs Approximately 60% of The Recoil Shock.
When the hoof lands it springs the frog-support upwards and presses against the frog and digital cushion, which helps the heart to promote the flow of blood and fluids. When the mechanical movements works naturally in hoof, it absorbs the the recoil shock up to 60%.
ProPads gives the horse a barefoot feeling when shod.
Remember that horses shod traditionally with Iron or Aluminum shoes that have problems with sensitive feet or joints ailments may need a break-in period. Use caution until the joint, frog and sole is trained and your horses feel comfortable.
ProPad works on all breeds of horses. Don’t wait for injuries! Compensate for the lack of length and function of the frog with ProPad on your horse.