Professional's Choice SMB II - 2 Pack Sports Medicine Boots
The Professional's Choice Sports Medicine Boot II (SMB-II) is the best-selling leg care product in the world. Since its introduction, the SMBII has provided protection to countless performance horses in every imaginable event including polo, jumping, reining, barrel racing, endurance, working cow horse and many others. For a lot of horses, this boot has meant the difference between an extended career and periodic or permanent lay ups.
Made of closed cell nylon lined limestone based neoprene & provides comfort and shock protection Will not crack or crumble and maintains its original shape after prolonged use Radius-cut straps are easier to grip and apply, and gives a finished appearance Hook & loop fasteners to facilitate application and adjustment UltraShock lining provides an additional 360 degrees of protection and shock absorption Sewn on suspensory strap helps support suspensory ligaments Product warranty: Six month limited warranty
Even though some boots may imitate the basic design of the SMBII, they simply cannot provide the degree of safety, comfort, or effectiveness that has aided so many horses. The Professional's Choice Sports Medicine Boot is the original in all these areas because it provides three fold protection, achieved through the individual pieces of the boot working together.
EXTERIOR LEG PROTECTION
Like a splint boot, the SMB II provides exterior leg protection against injuries caused by hits from hooves, debris, and other horses. This protection comes from the neoprene exterior working together with the inner lining of the boot. On the outside of the boot, the high density, closed cell limestone based neoprene enables the SMBII to absorb and dissipate high levels of energy from hits. Between the neoprene and the horse's leg is a layer of UltraShock lining. Together, the neoprene and UltraShock material provide 360 degrees of exterior leg protection.
The energy absorption capabilities of the SMBII is due to the sewn in UltraShock lining, along with the neoprene exterior. These materials are designed to absorb energy generated as the hoof impacts the ground, and to stretch and return to their original shape. The ability to stretch allows the boot to absorb energy when it is extended or fully loaded.
Testing at Oklahoma State University has proven that the Professional's Choice SMBII absorbs an average of 26 percent of energy from hoof concussion; four times greater than traditional wraps.
Suspensory support comes from the uniquely designed lower suspensory strap. This is one of the features that makes the SMBII the very best preventive maintenance or rehabilitation tool. To support the fetlock, the strap stretches and cradles the extended leg while still giving it the freedom to perform its function. It prevents the fetlock from overextending and causing injury to the ligaments. Designed to fit at a 45 degree angle, the strap doubles as a spring. During use, the boot, fetlock strap and the hook straps stretch to conform with the movement of the horse's leg. This stretching action can be repeated tens of thousands of times without losing the SMBII's integrity.
Professional’s Choice is the only company that performs scientific research on their products. I am proud to be united with Professional’s Choice because of their ingenuity in the industry. All of their products are produced strictly with the horse’s safety and well-being in mind. Take the SMB II boots, for instance. You will never see one of my horses performing without the benefit and support of the Sports Medicine Boots on all four legs. I use them on every horse I work with on the road as well. I’m a firm believer in each and every product they make.
quoted by John Lyons
The Sports Medicine Boot II (SMB II) is designed for use on the horse's front or hind legs. It is important to choose the correct size for your horse to get the optimum benefits from the SMBII. In the above chart are circumference and height measurements. The circumference measurement of the boot is more critical than the height because the boot must fit around the horse's leg and overlap 1/2 inch to 1.5 inches to be effective. When sizing, the height of the horse and the coarseness of the bone should also be taken into account, but these should not be the only determining factors.
As an example, if your horse's fetlock measures 10.75 inches in the front and 11.5 inches in the rear, you should choose a pair of SMB II 100's (medium) for both the front and rear.