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    Default Ice Boots - Where to Find?

    Hello All,

    I am looking for a reliable yet (relatively) inexpensive set of ice boots for my horse. I would be interested in 2 at the least, 4 at the most, depending on cost. I have looked into a few, but it seems that either they are $20 bucks a boot and at such a low end on the quality spectrum that I doubt they will provide any therapeutic benefit for my horse, or they're almost $1000 for a set of 4.

    Can anyone recommend a good brand of reasonably priced ice-boots? I would prefer a set that comes with the re-freezable mushy liquidy fillers as well as opposed to just ones that allow for you to add actual packs ice...does that make any sense?



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    I got some from Dover a few years ago. Can't remember the brand.
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    They aren't the cheapest but they're worth it-- the First Ice/MacKinnon rock.
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    I've had reasonably good luck with these:

    http://www.prokold.com/dkequine.htm

    They are inexpensive but not "cheap". They do come with refreezable gel packs that work well but nothing works better than real ice so that's what I use!
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    IIRC Valley Vet has some different brands in different price ranges if you decide to try non MacKinnon.
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    Those ProKold ones are a *bit* cheaper but not hugely cheaper. Reitsport is another brand. I LOVE their hock ice boots. Love love love. But I don't prefer their tendon wraps.

    The cheapy gel filled ones are made by Tough 1. And IMHO they are not cheap ENOUGH to justify how less quality they are than the MacKinnon.
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    Google Big Dees Tack - they have them for a reasonable price.
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    I have the ice horse ones that I love and got for $35 a pair with packs brand new. They freeze quick, stay cold, and the packs are flexible when frozen which the the best part about them. I have the ones that are just the cannon bone size and they work fine for after a hard flat lesson or jump school. Only thing that I hate about these boots is that they attract everything. In no way shape or form should you ice in your stall with these as every shaving will attach itself to these boots and you will pick at them for hours. Grass also sticks to them so refrain from walking in freshly mown areas with them on. Other then that I would recommend them.

    I have the cheapy tough1 ice cell boots and they are not great. They take a while to freeze (over 24 hours) and if they are rolled up to save space, the middle never freezes. The best part about them is that they are tall and I got them for $60 for a set of four so no real regrets on them. The worst is that they are hard to put on at first, they melt within 40 minutes, and they are heavy. They also don't hold up very well. I take good care of my items and the velcro strap is coming off one of the boots. I would not buy again, but they work.
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    FLeventer, share your source! Please! For $35 pair I'd buy 2 more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilverponies View Post
    Google Big Dees Tack - they have them for a reasonable price.
    Not that cheap once you realize none of theirs are sold by the pair, they're all sold individually
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    I bought two of these at my local sporting goods store:

    http://www.amazon.com/Tru-Fit-heat-S...+wrap+ice+pack

    Plus two extra gel packs (4 total with the 2 the shoulder wraps come with). My husband uses the same thing to ice his knee, so I figured I'd give it a try. They have two pouches that the gel packs slide into, and then the wrap goes around the cannon bone and secures to itself. A friend of mine got the ice horse ones and although very nice, I thought too pricey at 80 bucks for the pair. I found the wraps locally for 14.99. Works like a charm, and gives the exact same affect as the ice horse boots.



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    What about just using shipping boots over the theraputic ice packs you get at the store?
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    I am a huge fan of the Ice Horse boots. I like the design of the boots and think the ice packs themselves are excellent--get and stay cold better than most others.



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