SoftStepTM Pads are in regular use at AuroraSeren Equine Hospital for Hoof Support, Diagnostics, Soreness and Laminitis (Founder)-- Now they can be used at your barn too!
SoftStepTM Pads are made in different densities to absorb shock, provide support, protection and comfort to the foot. SoftStepTM Pads were designed from aerospace technology. The pads are made of EVA foam, also known as memory foam, material.
All SoftStepTM Pads are virtually weightless, so they do not add weight to an injured foot and pack easily for travel or trail riding.
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Do not be fooled by imitation pads!
Only SoftStepTM Pads are backed by leading equine podiatrist, Dr. Andrea Floyd.
Only SoftStepTM Pads are pre-cut to fit most horse sizes -- No bulky foam squares! Making these pads easy to carry in saddle bags and easy to fit into first aid kits.
Only SoftStepTM Pads come with 3M adhesive backing, making them easy to apply to any foot. Simply peel, apply to foot and you are done!
SoftStepTM Pads have a variety of uses. If you are not sure of which pad would best suit your need, contact Dr. Floyd for her recommendation based on your horse's situation. No other pad comes with this type of service!
SoftStepTM Diagnostic Pads
Having trouble determining the true balance of your horse's feet? Stick these pads on and leave for 30-60 minutes. When you take them off, or take radiographs with them on, you will see the true balance needs of the foot. No feet are equal, some have pathology or balance needs that we cannot diagnose by any other technique. The same pad in 1/4 inch thickness without adhesive or with the adhesive stuck to the shoe is wonderful applied between the shoe and the foot by your farrier. When applied with a shoe, it automatically balances the foot. Incredible! Use it as you would any pad. Order your SoftStepTM Diagnostic Pads today to solve the problem.
SoftStepTM Transport Pads
No matter how hard you try to provide a comfortable trailer or van ride for your horses, transporting causes vibration, jarring and sudden maneuvers that fatigue the legs and feet, and can lead to soft tissue and tendon/ligament injuries. The application of these pads before shipping will greatly reduce that fatigue and protects the solar area of the foot as well... and the pads are reusable! Simply outline the pad, remove and cut to size (leave some overlap) or cut-to-size right on the hoof. Couldn't be simpler. Order today!
FirstStepTM Laminitis (Founder) Pad Kit
Newly redesigned of a higher density foam, these wonderful pads allow easy application of foam wedging under the heels of the laminitic horse, reducing tension on the deep flexor tendon and stopping the painful pull of the coffin bone in a downward direction. They are so easy to apply (instructions included) that your horse will never have to stand with one foot up for very long. Remember that making a laminitic horse bear weight on the other affected foot makes the laminitis worse, so having an easy way to help them is essential. Multiple heel pads can be ordered along with the orignal kit. For a fraction of the cost of shoeing, you can protect your horse while waiting for your farrier and veterinarian to help you. These pads should be part of every horseman's first aid kit. Dr. Floyd will be glad to review your radiographs with you and help you choose the right combination for your horse. Order now !
SoftStepTM Sore Foot Pads
Having a good adhesive, easy-to-stick-to-the-foot pad during emergencies is essential. Whether you are battling an abscess, a close trim or a bruise. Pack these in your saddle bags while trail riding, or in your first aid kit for travel to shows, breeding or wherever you and your horse want to go. These pads ordered in 1/4 inch material are wonderful under shoes as well. Just stick the pad to the shoe and nail it on. These really help balance out the hard to balance foot. An emergency must have! Please specify Sorefoot (Black) or Undershoe (Red). Order now.
These 8 x 11 sheets of duct tape are perfect for securing pads for longer term use. FREE SHIPPING with the order of pads!
NEW! Coming Soon -- SoftStepTM Protector Pads
These durable, grit pads are perfect to use with thin pads used with shoes, or with any
SoftStep Pad to prevent adbrasion.
Instructions for the Application of SoftStepTM Pads on Barefeet:
SoftStepTM Pads come with 3M™ adhesive backing. However, if leaving on for an extended time, our hospital uses Elastikon™ or additional 3M™ adhesive tape covered with duct tape for a more secure fit.
First make a 'cross' of several pieces of overlapping duct tape and place it on the bottom of the pad.
Fold the edges of the 'cross' up around the foot, making sure none of the tape comes in contact with the coronary band or the soft tissue of the bulbs of the heels. Wrap your duct tape around the foot making sure you cover all of the ends of your 'cross'.
This is what the finished product should look like. If you are leaving the pads on for more than a few days, you will need to check the bottom of the foot to make sure your duct tape is still covering the pad.