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?
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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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.