As an incentive to conscientious horsemen who realize the benefits of booting all four legs, we are offering a Value 4-Pack which contains a full set of both front and rear VenTECH Elites at a substantial savings. According to a study conducted at the University of Minnesota, thoroughbred race horses booted with front SMBs "exhibited increased comfort wearing the boots as they shifted their weight forward. Combining the high level of protection and energy absorption with minimal effects on the gait, the Sports Medicine Boot is a valuable tool in prevention of lower limb injuries during training and performance, as well as a valuable addition to the treatment regime for rehabilitating horses with limb injuries." Booting all four legs allows the horse to comfortably maintain its normal distribution of weight.
i love these boots! they protect your horse with style. although they do stain easly, i use a rough brush and jeffers shampoo plus a hose and every time they come out new! i have had my pair for about 6 months and only one small thread was hanging. barrel raceing is hard on most boots but not proessionals choice elite!
I bought this new version when my original SMB Elites wore out after 4 years of hard use in the mountains. Sadly the Ventechs did not hold up to the rocky trails and I had a hole clean through one of them. This was with relatively light use and about 3 months. I'll stick with the old style SMB 2!
I use these boots on a horse that had a suspensory strain. After a three month layoff and now three months back into normal work, the horse is doing great with no lameness at all. May not be a cure all but it certainly has helped.