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Equine FAQ's

Q. Where can I buy Impact Gel products? ?

We sell our products on our website and other online channels. We also have authorized dealers with physical locations throughout the United States. Call our office for help locating a dealer in your area.

Q. What makes an Impact Gel pad better than any other pad? ?

Impact Gel pads have two distinct benefits that out-perform our competitors. Impact Gel pads are unsurpassed in relieving pressure points caused by a poor fitting saddle – a major cause of white spots. We are also unequaled in dissipating energy that is normally transferred onto the horse. The benefit from this is the animal stays fresher longer and performs better.

Q. Can the Impact Gel leak out of the pad? ?

Simply stated, no. Impact Gel is not a liquid and does not move within the pad. While we speak of it being a gel, it starts out in a liquid form, then it is poured into a sealed bladder. It sets into a semi-solid state within minutes. If the pad were to be punctured or cut, nothing would leak from the pad. The gel bladder is glued into position between the layers and then reinforced with stitching to eliminate movement.

Q. Does Impact Gel make a pad with rubber inside? ?

Currently, Impact Gel makes a contour pad with an anti-slip material on the bottom called tacky tack. This is a special order item and costs a bit more because of the difficulty in the sewing process. These options are available only on our contour or western straight back pads.

Q. Which Impact Gel pad breathes the best? ?

Our best pads for wicking away moisture is our woven line. These pads are constructed with hand woven, decorative, 100% wool tops and wool fleece lining or felt lining. We also offer the XT Lite Contour pads with a perforated Impact Gel bladder to improve breathability.

Q. Does Impact Gel have a trick riding product line? ?

We do not currently offer a line for trick riders.

Q. Does Impact Gel make custom pads or award pads? ?

We can create custom patches or wear leathers with laser designs. Also, custom materials (wear leathers, fringes, etc) can be used in the creation of the pad if they are sent to us. Additional fees may apply for customization. Find out more about custom pads by calling our office!

Q. How should an Impact Gel pad be cleaned? ?

First, turn the pad over and take a stiff brush or curry comb over the pad to loosen the dirt and hair. It is a personal preference as to whether an equine cleaning solution is used. If using a cleaning solution, apply it at this time and work it into the pad with a brush. Second, take a regular garden hose on a high setting (for more water pressure) and wash from the center line out, moving the dirt and hair outward. It is important if an equine cleaning solution is used that all of the solution is rinsed away. Then, allow the paid to air dry. If cleaning is an issue, simply put a light blanket under the pad in order to keep it clean. We recommend thorough cleaning at least twice a month, but this may depend on how often you ride. Proper cleaning is important as it extends the life of the pad.

Q. How long do the Horse Trax shoe pads last? ?

Our Horse Trax average two shoeings. This depends upon the length of time you go between changing shoes and what type of surface your horse is running on. We have customers (i.e. mounted police, endurance riders, Amish carriages) using pads worn on horses that are constantly on hard rock-asphalt surfaces. On average, that type of riding is only one pair per shoeing. Other users have reported that they can use the same pair for three shoeings. The most important thing is to change them as soon as you see any compromise in the integrity of the pad. We also do not recommend using any packing material under the pad, which limits the ability for our product to do its job and hinders the ability of the hoof to breathe effectively.

Q. Does Impact Gel make protective leg care products? ?

We came out with our leg care line briefly and have since sold out. We are now working with several manufacturers on perfecting a new design.

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