- Set of two Soft pads + SURE FOOT Program Instructional DVD
- Pad is least resistance to weight in the SURE FOOT
- Provides little to no rebound depending on how long the horse stands on the pads. The Soft will fill in around the hoof structures and may activate proprioception. Often preferred by horses that are sore or painful.
- Each pad has two workable surfaces—a diffusion surface and a direct response surface.
- Pads are warranted against breakage (cuts, minor slices, dents or bites are considered normal wear and tear) and delamination of either the pad or DuraFlex coating.
- The pads are 10 x 12 inches and 2 inches thick.
Lift a hoof and make a difference to your horse today!
The SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program is your horse’s path to improved performance, comfort and confidence. Developed by internationally known riding instructor Wendy Murdoch, the official SURE FOOT pads are specifically designed for use with horses by horse owners, riders, trainers and equine body workers.
When a SURE FOOT pad is placed under your horse’s hoof, he will begin to experiment with the way he stands. You’ll often note that your horse will sway back and forth, shift his weight, drop his head, and go into “grazing mode.” When your horse leaves the pad(s), he will continue his experiment. This exploration and discovery of a better, easier, more efficient movement patterns enables him to break long-standing habits you have struggled with for years. With SURE FOOT your horse will discover a more comfortable, efficient way of moving in minutes!
The SURE FOOT Program and Pads give you the tools to make a profound different to your horse. By following the instructions contained in the DVD you provide your horse with the opportunity to become self-aware of his posture, stance and movement. Watch as he explores his weight on each hoof, calms himself and moves with great ease and efficiency with or without the weight of a rider. Your horse will thank you for offering him SURE FOOT!
You can learn more about the SURE FOOT Program and pads on-line.**
The Soft pad (cream with the blue DuraFlex) coating provides a surface with the most give when weighted. It provides a light rebound effect pushing up into the hoof, filling in under the frog to activate proprioception. The soft characteristic of this pad demands more of the horse as he loads into the hoof. This is a challenging pad due to the instability of the surface.
Horses that are sore or pain appear to find find greater comfort standing on these Soft pads than any other SURE FOOT pad. Soft combined with the Firm pads offers a wide variety of choices for you and your horse to explore (see Packages).
The Soft pad has two workable surfaces—a diffusion surface and a direct response surface. The diffusion surface (stamped with the SURE FOOT logo) provides excellent wear resistance and distributes the dynamic load to an area slightly larger than the hoof. The direct response, or uncoated surface, has slightly less surface firmness and allows the weight to bear more directly into the foam. These pads may be used with any horses regardless of size and/or weight.
Our exclusive proprietary DuraFlex surface coating is flexible, extending the life of the pads and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. The DuraFlex color allows you to easily identify the different pads at a glance.*
The pads are 10 x 12 inches and 2 inches thick. The rectangular shape allows them to easily align when tapped into place with your toe. Their flat surface and rectangular shape make them easy to stack and store in a crate. Their lightweight design makes them easy to carry and use.
The SURE FOOT pads have been designed and tested by Wendy Murdoch, originator of the SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program. They are safe to use around your horse, are made from as much environmentally friendly materials as possible, and are assembled here in the USA. The foam used in the SURE FOOT pads is also used in products that protect some of the world’s top athletes and is exclusively available to us for use in these forms. You know they are genuine SURE FOOT pads they carry the SURE FOOT logo.
Pads are warranted against breakage (cuts, minor slices, dents or bites are considered normal wear and tear) and delamination of either the pad or DuraFlex coating. Do not leave your Firm pads in an enclosed car or trailer, or in direct sunlight for extended periods of time with the charcoal surface upward. Excessive heat may cause alterations in the foam. You may notice a permanent hoof impression on the uncoated side in high heat. This will affect the appearance of pad however it does not affect the pads performance.
*When using the pads in a cold environment (below 40°F or 4° C) use the uncoated surface. The DuraFlex surface stiffens slightly in cold temperatures and may crack. This type of blemish does not affect the function or performance of the pad, simply the look.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the SURE FOOT instructional DVD before starting this program with your horse. If there is any medical issues please consult your veterinarian before beginning SURE FOOT to be sure this program is right for your horse. SURE FOOT can be combined with other modalities of equine bodywork and training.
**To learn more about SURE FOOT go to the SURE FOOT Equine YouTube channel, SURE FOOT Equine Facebook page or www.murdochmethod.com
Other SURE FOOT pads include: Medium, Soft, Impression and Slant. Also be sure to check out the SURE FOOT packages.
Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.