Magnetic Hock Boots
I bought these boots because I didn't want to inject my dressage horse who is now 15. They really get the area circulating if you leave them on for more than a few hours. He actually gets sweaty where the magnets are from the circulation being increased but the boots stay dry. You need to do as it says on the packaging and build up to the time of use. I am currently leaving them on for 2 hours each day and that seems to be all he needs. I took him out for a lunge and his hock stiffness was much better so I am hoping I found a good combination that will work without injection.
April 12, 2012
helps increase blood flow to area
The hock boots work best if you leave your horse tied while wearing them. If you have too much movement they are hard to keep in place. I also had one of the velcro straps that goes across the hock start to tear after a month of weekly use. They seem to work well at increasing blood flow and circulation to the area. My 20 yr old gelding (who used to be a cutter) has arthritis in his hocks, the wraps have helped relieve some of discomfort.
April 9, 2012
Easy to Use
These boots work well for their purpose. They are a little difficult to keep on. They work best if you keep your horse tied or stalled so he can't move too much - otherwise you have to fasten them really tight to keep them from sliding down. Overall I believe they seem to be reducing the discomfort he has in his hocks from DJD.
March 19, 2012
Bought these for my 15.3 dutch warmblood. They fit perfectly, stay on well, and are easy on/off. They seem to help him limber up before we ride, I put them on 30-60 minutes before hand while he's in his stall. He's 17 so I'm all about the maintenance when it comes to his limbs! Magentics before, cold hosing and Sore no More after! So far so good!
August 12, 2011
Magnetic Hock Boots
Easy to put on. Seem to have helped with soreness issues.
January 4, 2011
I'm not sure
The velcro on the back of the hock is short for a warm blood and is always coming undone causing the hock boot to slide down the leg if the horse moves even the least little bit.
March 1, 2010