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Ed Eclipse Hoof Pad

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Features

This is designed as a lightweight pad for racing and speed where weight may be a concern. This pad is designed to stop the frog from descending to the ground through peripheral loading of the hoof wall that results in sore heels and possible corns.

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]

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Derek Poupard is the owner and inventor of 3D HoofCare and HoofCast. After starting his career as a farrier in South Africa, he’s since traveled the world having the opportunity to work in the USA, Dubai and United Kingdom on the highest profile horses in the world.

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

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Why use a palmar frog support pad?

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The peripheral loading of a horseshoe can cause soft tissue fatigue if not failure resulting in corns, heel pain and ultimately heel collapse.

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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.
A CAD program Shapr3D for IPad Pro is used to design the pad.
A CAD program Shapr3D for IPad Pro is used to design the pad.
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.
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.

For more information, including the above content, please visit 3D HoofCare.

Videos

Ed O’Shaughnessy of Hoofcare HQ demonstrates fitting the 3D HoofCare Ed Eclipse hoof pad.