Performance horses need extra support because they are exposed to difficult maneuvers such as hard stops, backing, deep turns, jumps, and long, full strides. As a result of performing these maneuvers the hock reaches a fully flexed position and a “vertical load” force is applied to the hock joints and the soft tissue of the lower limbs. Since the suspensory ligament attaches at the top of the cannon bone, just below the lower hock joints, it can become stressed or injured due to these forces from above.
The extra height of this new boot will help to save the upper suspensory ligament from injury during these strenuous performance maneuvers. The Iconoclast® Extra Tall Orthopedic Sport Boots features four upper straps in addition to our patented Double Sling Straps® which wrap around the base of the fetlock, lifting and cradling it with unparalleled 360-degree lateral support. Iconoclast® Boots provide properly balanced support to the vertically moving tissue of the equine leg. No other boot or wrap in the industry can give this much real, balanced, proper support.