Pods – The Most Challenging
Each POD is a 7” diameter ½ round air-filled dome with nubs on the surface. PODS are considered an advanced SURE FOOT surface. The horse must be familiar and comfortable with standing on the other Pads before attempting to use PODS. The PODS are a great way to see how your horse habitually weights his hoof and allows him to explore new possibilities.
Pods can be used in front and behind and are typically used two at a time. Most often PODS are used in combination with SLANTS in the rear and PODS under the front hooves. But can also be used under all four hooves.
PODS provides information on the habitual loading of the hoof, medial or lateral side, heel, toe loading is often observed as well as medial or lateral side, heel, or toe loading. Pods may roll out from under the hoof if the horse is not straight loading his weight onto the pod therefore use caution at first to see how he is loading on one hoof before adding more pods.
Rarely are there horses that progress to PODS in the first session. It seems to offer some type of relief through the jaw, as the most significant horse was one who had broken her jaw prior to SURE FOOT. She stood on the pods and looked extremely comfortable both while on them and in moving afterward.
The PODS come packaged in pairs and a QR code for immediate access to the SURE FOOT Equine website. The PODS are not warranted in any way.
Note: SURE FOOT Equine Balance Pads are a tool to benefit your horse. They are tough but just like your other equipment, they will show wear. Nicks, tears, and cuts are considered normal and do not alter the effect of the Pads in any way.
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. See instructions for use on the SURE FOOT DVD, SURE FOOT Equine website surefootequine.com and SURE FOOT Equine YouTube Channel.
|WARNING: This product can expose you to phthalates, including di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (“DEHP”), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.|