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ThinLine Hoof Pad
ThinLine Hoof Pad
Historically, equine products work on a compression basis, meaning they compress then spring back or, like gel, move away from pressure. What makes ThinLine unique is its technology. ThinLine is an open-cell foam which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad, boot, or girth. Beginning as a liquid, microscopic cells are poured into a mold then polarized so each cell lies end to end creating a tunnel. Another layer is poured in the mold and polarized in a new direction. In each ThinLine pad, this process is repeated hundreds of times creating a honey comb matrix. This structure allows ThinLine to move shock, heat, and weight laterally, much like the ripple effect of throwing a stone into water. ThinLine products also carry tensile strength so that pressure is actually distributed. Behind every pressure point there is always a hollow point. ThinLine products work to relieve pressure points by adding to the hollow points.
Horses with founder and navicular syndrome in particular can experience possible lameness due to the imbalance of weight, especially if the horse works against a hard surface or in a circle. ThinLine hoof pads, which work on a compression basis, will aid in better stance and improve the horse’s stride
Superior Shock Absorption
ThinLine technology makes it the most shock absorptive material on the market. How to test it against your products: Drop a golf ball on your pad. Drop a golf ball on a ThinLine pad. The golf ball will dead weight on the ThinLine pad. This test may also be repeated with raw eggs. A raw egg dropped on a ThinLine from as high as 12 feet will not break. Try that on other pads!
100% ThinLine products vent laterally across the pad.
ThinLine is infused with active anti-fungal, antimicrobial agents allowing use on multiple horses.
The ThinLine hoof pads can be used with a hoof wrap or with shoes. To use it with a wrap, simply cut the pad to fit the hoof and secure it with either a purchased boot or wrap, such as the Hoof Wrap, or with vet wrap and duct tape. [See instructions for making your own wrap under the product description of Founder Free.]
For horses that are shod, place the ThinLine hoof pad directly against the hoof and use either a leather or plastic pad with it, on top of which the shoe is nailed. The use of another pad will prevent the ThinLine pad from puncturing while allowing direct contact with the hoof for anti-microbial and anti-fungal treatment.