Tested to protect your horse in high-impact sports!
Equilibrium® believe that there isn’t another boot available at the moment which addresses the leg health issues of the horse in such detail.
Building on the huge success of Tri-Zone Allsports Boot, Equilibrium® introduces a new high Impact Sports Boot to the award winning Tri-Zone Airlite range.
The new Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boot from Equilibrium® uses the latest material technology to create a highly protective boot which is very light, flexible and breathable. It is the accumulation of years of research or testing with scientists, vets and professional riders.
Protects across a wide range of disciplines
Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots have been designed and tested to protect the horses’ legs across a wide range of high impact sports such as cross country, racing, hunting, hunter trials, driving and polo.
Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots are made up of 3 protective layers:
- The inner layer is made from a soft impact absorbing EVA which is formed into pillows to provide maximum comfort – perforated to allow heat to evaporate from the horse’s skin
- The middle layer is made from an EVA mesh which helps to absorb impact but also allows heat to escape freely from inside the boot
- The outer strike pad areas are made from TPU which protects from penetration injuries
The horse’s leg is very vulnerable to injury because it has minimal tissue coverage. Even a minor knock can cause lameness. Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots have been tested for both concussion and penetration protection at the levels of force experienced by a horse hitting a cross country fence at speed or striking in to itself. The tests prove that the Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots will protect from penetration strikes to the most vulnerable areas of the leg as well as significantly reducing impact concussion.
Mother Nature designed horses’ legs to be lightweight and fast moving. That is why adding extra weight to a horse’s leg can cause it to tire more quickly, resulting in a loss of performance. Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots weigh only 160-170 g per boot when dry and absorb very little water so they do not get heavy when wet. They even float on water they are so light.
The joints in the horse’s leg play a key role in preventing injury by absorbing the concussive impact of jumping and galloping. It is important that boots do not interfere with the natural function of the joints. Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots are very flexible both horizontally and vertically (up to 130 degrees of bend) so that they accommodate full range of joint movement.
Overheating of the horse’s tendons can lead to long term tissue damage. It is vital that the horse’s natural cooling process of perspiration and evaporation is not impeded by wearing boots. Equilibrium Products uses an independent laboratory for test boots on how well they allow the horse’s leg to cool. Every layer of the Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boot is perforated with air holes with allow heat (in the form of sweat) to evaporate to the outside. Tests show that the Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports boot cools at a rate of 2.9°C per minute.
Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots feature a vertical hook strap which fits over the horizontal loop straps as an extra security feature to prevent straps becoming loose, even in muddy wet ground. The vertical hook strap has a handy grip tab for easy and quick boot removal.
Tri-Zone Airlite Impact Sports Boots can be washed in a washing machine (but not top loading washing machines with paddles). Close all the straps over and place in an old pillow case with the top tied. Do not dry in a tumble dryer or over direct heat as this will seriously damage the materials.
Horse size to fit 15hh to 16.2hh