Also, the SMB II is the only boot on the market with an antimicrobial inner-lining to prevent skin diseases, such as scratches.
SMB II's were designed to absorb a portion of the energy generated as the hoof impacts the ground. The more energy absorbed, the less energy available to deform and injure the soft tissues of the limb. SMB II's provide the highest proven levels of shock absorption, and help to prevent injuries associated with hyperextension of the fetlock.
Scientific testing at Oklahoma State University showed that the SMB II absorbs up to 45% of hoof concussion energy on some horses. Eight times more than traditional bandages!
Innovation in materials and design of the SMB II can be credited for the higher levels of shock absorption. This means your horse will experience less negative stress while training, competing and maintaining a daily routine. And, if your horse has been injured or is rehabilitating from bowed tendons or suspensory ligament pulls, wearing the SMB II's during exercise will help speed the healing process. Plus, the Sports Medicine Boots II get better with age. According to the scientific testing, actual use of the SMB II enhances its fit, function, and shock absorbing ability. SMB II's award-winning protection keeps your horse comfortable so you can concentrate on performance.