Learn More About Cryostride
The CryoStride is an easy to use boot designed to apply an ice water slurry directly to a horses hoof. The boots are sold in pairs, but can be used on a single or multiple feet. The boot is designed to allow the ice and water to surround the hoof and coronary band while preventing the ice from getting under the sole where it becomes uncomfortable for the horse. It can be used for extended (days) of therapy of to be reused for multiple intermittent ice applications. Once a CryoStride boot is placed on to lower limb and filled the ice and water can last up to 3.5 hours. Reapplying ice only takes moments. It is as simple as unzipping the boot, scooping ice in and closing the zipper. Meanwhile, the horse is completely free to walk around the stall or be handwalked without the removal of the boots. We do not recommend horses be turned out in areas larger than a stall wearing the boots.
The sole of the CryoStride boot is made from Superfabric ® to prevent wear from the hoof or shoe, as well as any surface the horse may stand or walk on. There is an inner slipper that secures the boot to the hoof while leaving the coronary band and upper portion of the hoof wall exposed to direct contact with the ice water slurry. The outer portion of the boot at the hoof level is made of waterproof cordura to hold the water produced by the melting ice therefore maximizing contact area. The upper portion of the boot is secured to the leg with a thick neoprene inner sleeve surrounded by a water permeable loose fitting cordura outer. The acts as an ice reservoir and opens easily with a longitudinal zipper to refill ice regularly and easily. Water seeps out through the zipper to keep the water level at pastern or lower, therefore optimizing the ice contact at the coronary band.
Temperature at the coronary band rapidly reach as low as 0°C, and remain below 11°C for over 2 hours with just one application of ice.
CryoStride boots come in multiple sizes to accommodate any hoof. See our size chart to get the perfect fit. They are easy to care for with a light hand wash and air dry.
Conditions that may benefit from ice application to the hoof: Laminitis, navicular disease, bruised heels, bruised soles, coffin joint arthritis