PRODUCT FEATURES Lycra binding -- keeps dirt out Multi-layered -- exclusive limestone-based neoprene exterior and UltraShock lining provide 360-degrees of protection Shock-absorbent -- proven to absorb energy from hoof concussion by over 26% and safeguard the cannon bone, tendons and soft tissue Suspensory strap -- stretches upon each impact of the hoof, allowing full ankle movement and helps to eliminate hyperextension of the fetlock Even though some boots may imitate the basic design of the SMB-3®, they simply cannot provide the degree of safety, comfort, or effectiveness that has aided so many horses. The Professional's Choice Sports Medicine Boot is the original in all these areas because it provides three-fold protection, achieved through the individual pieces of the boot working together.EXTERIOR LEG PROTECTION Like a splint boot, the SMB-3® provides exterior leg protection against injuries caused by hits from hooves, debris, and other horses. This protection comes from the neoprene exterior working together with the inner lining of the boot. On the outside of the boot, the high-density, closed-cell limestone-based neoprene enables the SMB-3® to absorb and dissipate high levels of energy from hits. Between the neoprene and the horse's leg is a layer of UltraShock lining. Together, the neoprene and UltraShock material provide 360-degrees of exterior leg protection. ENERGY ABSORPTION The energy absorption capabilities of the SMB-3® is due to the sewn-in UltraShock lining, along with the neoprene exterior. These materials are designed to absorb energy generated as the hoof impacts the ground, and to stretch and return to their original shape. The ability to stretch allows the boot to absorb energy when it is extended or fully loaded. Testing at Oklahoma State University has proven that the Professional's Choice SMB-3® absorbs an average of 26% of energy from hoof concussion -- four times greater traditional wraps. SUSPENSORY SUPPORT Suspensory support comes from the uniquely designed lower suspensory strap. This is one of the features that makes the SMB-3® the very best preventive maintenance or rehabilitation tool.
To support the fetlock, the strap stretches and cradles the extended leg while still giving it the freedom to perform its function. It prevents the fetlock from overextending and causing injury to the ligaments. Designed to fit at a 45-degree angle, the strap doubles as a spring. During use, the boot, fetlock strap and the hook straps stretch to conform with the movement of the horse's leg. This stretching action can be repeated tens of thousands of times without losing the SMB-II's® integrity.At Professional's Choice, we believe the more comfortable the horse, the better the performance. With products like the Sports Medicine Boot II®, we strive at continuing the tradition of helping horses perform at their peak with a high degree of comfort. Please read the section below this chart for detailed information on selecting the proper SMB-3® boot for your horse. It is important to choose the correct size for your horse to get the optimum benefits from the SMB-3. In the chart below there are circumference and height measurements.
The circumference measurement of the boot is more critical than the height because the boot must fit around the horses leg and overlap 1/2" to 1 1/2" to be effective. When sizing, the height of the horse and the coarseness of the bone should be taken into account, but these should not be the only determining factors. SMB-3s are sized in small, medium and large. If you are still unsure which size to get, you should measure the circumference of your horse's front and rear fetlocks at the widest point (see picture). Then choose the boot size that is the next bigger size than your measurement.Example: If your horses fetlock measures 11" in the front and 12" in the rear, you should choose SMB-3 in a medium for both the front and rear. It is VERY important to us to obtain this score in order to keep our prices as low as we can and remain available to sell you quality products. We work 7 days a week to give you the best service we can. The item "Professional's Choice SMB3 Value 4 Pack White Prof Large L Front Rear Pro Boots" is in sale since Thursday, February 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Horse Wear\Other Horse Wear".
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