View Full Version : Best place to buy Equifit weighted liners?
Nov. 13, 2011, 07:50 PM
I just purchased a pair of Equifit T-boots Xcels, and would like to buy the weighted liners as well. I have been Googling tons of places, but wanted to know if anyone has any tips where I could get a good price on them. :)
Also, does anyone currently school with weighted boots? Likes/dislikes?
Nov. 13, 2011, 07:59 PM
Excuse my ignorance but just what are weighted boots used for? And why does one need them for training? I know I'm an older person and out of touch evidentally with this type of training, but I really would like to know.
Nov. 13, 2011, 08:17 PM
I believe they are typically used to help with jumping, in my horse's case I will be using them to strengthen his hindquarter muscles based on my vet's recommendation.
(A recent study also affirmed they are a useful way for building muscle: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=19064&src=VW)
Nov. 13, 2011, 08:25 PM
Really? Thanks for the info WWQueen. I had no idea. I have been doing this the old fashioned way all my life. LOL!
Nov. 14, 2011, 10:35 AM
Give Smartpak a call. Not too sure what their policy is but there were a couple pairs of weighted liners in their clearance section at their Natick store last week. Worth asking if they'll honor the price and ship them!
Nov. 14, 2011, 02:36 PM
Farm house carries them on there mobile unit, they might also have them on line as well on there website. http ://www.farmhousetack.com worth checking :)
might try searching Bing as well. Google made some changes to there online search engines for retailers, iv noticed alot of the smaller retailers aren't coming up in google anymore as they havent gotten on board with the changes. - shrug..
Nov. 14, 2011, 04:27 PM
I got mine from smartpak.
The weighted liners are used to help horses with SI issues and muscle weakness in the hind end. The Horse magazines article about the studies and results of using the liners was very interesting and I learned about them from Forrest's Chiro. Each liner can hold up to a lb of weights. I used them a lot in rehabing my OTTB with his SI, and plan on spending the winter in them again only on flat to strenghten his hind end and hopefully get rid of his left toe drag!
Nov. 14, 2011, 09:36 PM
Thanks guys for all the tips. I will look into that.
@cswoodlandfairy, I'm doing the same thing. I am so interested to see what kind of results we get! :)