SURE FOOT Hard Slant pads are made of the same material as the Hard (Impression) Orange flat pads. The angle causes slight changes in joint angles which effects the proprioceptors in the joints. The Hard slants have less give so the hoof will not sink in as much as Firm Slants. Used in combination with the other SURE FOOT pads, Hard Slants can be used both heel high and toe high, under the front or rear hooves. We have found that many horses who have had some issues in the hind quarters relax when standing on the Hard Slants.