“I have an 18-hand, 1,800-pound Belgian draft horse and we always struggled with hock sores,” Jennifer D. wrote to Shari Click, the California horsewoman behind Click Horse Products and Hock Shield and Fetlock Shield solutions to bed sores and other leg wound and skin issues. “It was insanely frustrating. I tried everything you can imagine. I went as far as using surgical glue to glue a strip of neoprene over his sores because no wrap would stay on. I spent hundreds of dollars on medicine and bandaging, all to no avail. I felt horrible and didn't know what to do.”
It was exactly the kind of problem that Hock Shield was created to address, Shari Click says: “If a horse has a hock injury or bed sore, repeated laying down can aggravate it and prevent healing. Some sores just become larger and/or deeper. The healing process cannot take place unless a protective layer is placed between the ground and the skin.”
The Belgian horse owner continued, “When I got the Hock Shield I was immediately impressed with the simplicity of it. The best part was, it stayed on! For the first time, I had a product that actually stayed on so the healing could begin. Over two months the wound went from three-inches wide to the size of a quarter and now that it's completely healed, I keep them on as a preventative measure.
“It is the most important piece of medical equipment for my horses that I own. Thank you so much for making this amazing product!” she told its inventor.
Raymond Petterson, creator of veterinarian-approved Sox For Horses Inc., which has teamed up with Click Horse Products to promote the combined use of Hock Shields with SFH Silver Whinnys for optimum healing support of leg and joint injuries, isn't surprised this horse owner found success against recurrent hock sores: “We have found the Hock Shield to be the most secure and simple hock protection device there is.”
Learn about Click Horse Products, and find more success stories using the Hock Shield, Hock Shield Ultra and Fetlock Shield at www.hockshield.com or call 831-426-1206.