The 3D HoofCare Ed Eclipse (EE) pad for the use without impression material and for weight and speed. This is ultimately a very easy to apply heart bar to share weight over the frog. This pad is available in flat [sizes 2-5] and 2 degree [sizes 3-5]. All the degree pads have a corresponding frog recess of 2 degree to facilitate a prolapsed frog.
Designed to improve hoof health, ease hoof pain, and improve horse performances.
Supplied in pairs:
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 2 [flat]
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 3 [flat]
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 3, [2 degree]
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 4 [flat]
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 4, [2 degree]
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 5 [flat]
Ed Eclipse EE pad size 5, [2 degree]
A 3D printer using Nylon Carbon fibre filament was used to produce the original pads to apply and perfect the design and function. These pads are now injected molded by Jim Blurton in the UK
Why use a palmar frog support pad?
The peripheral loading of a horseshoe can cause soft tissue fatigue if not failure resulting in corns, heel pain and ultimately heel collapse.
Inspired by the imprint of a barefoot foot and soundness associated with this natural palmar support, a new generation of 3D HoofCare pads was developed.
The origin of the 3D HoofCare pad
Is from the 3D printing process to perfect the design and shape. It was designed, manufactured and applied by a farrier to achieve an easy to apply load sharing pad.
Ed O’Shaughnessy of Hoofcare HQ demonstrates fitting the 3D HoofCare Ed Eclipse hoof pad.
Using nippers to trim the pad to size is quick and easy.
How to combine the Ed Eclipse pad with HoofCast to repair a quarter crack on an endurance racehorse.