Soft-Ride's patented and interchangeable Gel Orthotics are the heart of the Soft-Ride system. Our Gel Orthotics conform to and support the sole of the hoof and the hoof wall on shod and unshod feet, providing unparalleled comfort for your horse. Soft-Ride Boots in sizes 2 through 7 include a pair of our standard, turquoise orthotics; size 8 through 10 boots include a pair of purple orthotics. Replacement or specialty orthotics are available and can be purchased in pairs.
Soft-Ride Comfort Boots are sold in pairs and include a pair of our patented Gel Orthotics. We offer 18 different sizes of boots, while orthotics are available in 18 sizes and six different densities. If your horse has a narrow hoof, narrow boots are available as a specialty product and can be purchased over the phone.
Prices vary by size.
*A single boot should only be ordered when your horse has two different size hooves (in which case you will need to order two single boots of different sizes), or in the event that you need to replace a boot. Single boots have SINGLE in the product title and in the SKU.
"I always borrowed a pair of Soft-Rides, and my mare, Holly, didn't want to give them back! She tried to bite when we took them off, so it seemed like Holly would love to have her own. Now she does."
Our Standard Gel Orthotics are sold in pairs and are available in two different densities and are designed for everyday use. Our Specialty Gel Orthotics are sold in pairs and are designed for specific, therapeutic uses when treating injuries. If your horse has a narrow hoof, narrow gel orthotics are available as a specialty product and can be purchased over the phone. See sizing for details.
Standard, turquoise gels are included with every Soft-Ride boot in sizes 2 through 7.
Specialty, purple gels are our softest orthotics and are standard in our smallest Soft-Ride boots in sizes 8 through 10.
Orange specialty gel orthotic are a medium gel and ideal for larger, heavier horses.
The purple/turquoise specialty gel orthotic is ideal for use on horses with laminitis.
The orange/turquoise specialty gel orthotic is ideal for use on larger, heavier horses with laminitis, or to provide a smaller angle of the hoof to relieve tendon tension.
This "reverse", orange/yellow, specialty gel orthotics features our orange gel on the front half to provide firmer cushioning from the apex of the frog to the toe of the hoof, while our softest, yellow gel on the rear half of the orthotic allows the frog and bars area of the hoof to sink lower, putting the entire foot into a position that is more level with the ground.