VenTECH&trade; Elite Sports Medicine Boot - Hind
Healing medial suspensory ligament
Great sling support for 20% tear in hind medial branch of suspensory ligament of my TB/Clyde. Very easy too apply the boot so it and the sling cup and support the fetlock joint. I've been hand washing the boot... washes up well and dries easily. On the hot days I use a supportive standing wrap and use the boot for the hand walking as my horse sweats under the medicine boot. When my horse has recovered, I am to always ride him in the medicine boot.
March 18, 2013
Vet Tech technology works!
These boots really do keep the leg well ventilated and protected. They fit nicely and allow the leg to flex without binding. I have not had them long enough to comment on the durability, but will come back to that in a few months. On the whole they are pricey, but appear worth it.
January 17, 2013
I bought a pair for my OTTB for his hind legs. He has an old track injury and needs extra support for his hind legs. I loved the quality and light weight of the boots. But they were to big for him. He is a 16.2 hand TB and I got the recomended size large. I would caution any one buying to make sure they messure around the cannon and go with that size rather than what they recomend.
April 20, 2012
So far so good with these boots. They are a great fit, really flexible so less likely to cause rubs or interfere with action but also give lots of support and protection. I thought the velcro might be a bit of a pain to undo as it fastens down so securely but it isn't at all and its very easy to get them on at the right tightness so they don't slip down. We have a sand menage and I didn't find that it got underneath them. Didn't get her legs overheated either. I will now replace her old front ones with some of these so she matches up - love the red colour!!!
March 22, 2012
My horse has an old suspensory injury in his left hind, and my vet recommended that he be turned out in a support boot like Pro Choice after he had a minor flare up. So I bought these since I liked the idea that they would ventilate heat away from his tendons and ligaments. They have been amazing for him. He used to be really sweaty and get really bad rain rot from going out in polos, but now he has no more rain rot and the barn staff has nothing but good things to say about these boots. I did notice that with the ven-tech material that they are more stretchy than regular SMBs, so they may be a tiny bit too big on him, but the mediums would definitely be too small so we are sticking with the large. Just thought that might be something you should watch for. Otherwise they have been wonderful and I am so glad I bought them for my boy!
October 3, 2010