FastTrack

The World's 1st
Rehabilitative Legwear for Horses

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Faster Recovery

Return your horse to a sound state sooner, through science.

By effectively redirecting weight-bearing forces away from the injured  flexor apparatus, your horse can safely resume moderate exercise without exacerbating the injury and can recover more quickly.

Patented SafeStop Technology

A patented adjustable range of motion control that allows user-controlled mobility during the healing process.

SafeStop™ limits the maximum permissible extension  angle of the horse’s fetlock joint, thereby significantly reducing load on injured tendons and ligaments, thereby preventing re-injury. Simply “dial-in” the appropriate range of motion during each step of your horse’s rehabilitation protocol.

Custom & Protective Fit

Custom fit for each individual horse providing maximal support of musculoskeletal structure.

  • Padding
    Proprietary and innovative two-stage padding provides protection, promotes shock-absorption and increases durability.
  • Padding
  • Buckles / Straps
    Buckles - Firmly engage the straps to prevent loosening of legwear
    Straps - Biothane material for durability and odor and stain resistance
  • Buckles / Straps
    Buckles - Firmly engage the straps to prevent loosening of legwear
    Straps - Biothane material for durability and odor and stain resistance
  • Hard Shell Upper Cuff
    Aircraft grade aluminum provides strength and support for the musculoskeletal structure
  • Stanchion
    Aircraft grade aluminum provides strength and support for the musculoskeletal structure
  • Hard Shell Lower Cuff
    Aircraft grade aluminum provides strength and support for the musculoskeletal structure
  • SafeStop™
    Dial-in the prescribed degree of support
  • Padding
  • Padding
    Proprietary and innovative two-stage padding provides protection, promotes shock-absorption and increases durability.

Standalone or Supplemental

FastTrack™ becomes an integral part of any equine lameness rehabilitation regimen, or can be used alone.

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Fitting Process

  • 1
    Size Horse

    Use the FastTrack™ cannon sizing tool and template to easily measure three locations on your horse’s cannon bone for a customized fit. Measure the fetlock width using the same tool to ensure clearance around the joint. Use the FastTrack™ pastern sizing tool to measure the circumference of the pastern to customize the fit there as well.

    Send Your Measurements

  • 2
    Heat Padding

    Insert FastTrack™ into the portable heater. Heat for approximately 15 minutes to soften the inner layer of padding, allowing it to form to the exact contours of the horse’s leg.

  • 3
    Apply to Horse

    While the heated padding is still soft, fit the FastTrack™ to the horse to ensure proper forming. Open the lower cuff fully and fit it around the horse’s pastern. Then open the rear of upper cuff and firmly ease it onto the horse’s cannon. Snug up the padding by securing the Velcro wrap and fastening the safety straps.

Let the training begin!

Usage Protocol

When the horse presents forelimb lameness and the need for FastTrack™ has been determined by your veterinarian, the horse will first undergo the sizing process. Once the product has been received, the veterinarian will heat the legwear, apply it to the horse’s forelimb, and recommend a rehabilitation protocol. Although specific protocols will vary depending on the horse’s particular injury, FastTrack™ will typically be employed for up to several hours a day during a prescribed rehabilitative exercise regimen (e.g. hand walking, lunging at a trot, under saddle exercise). The entire regimen should last a few weeks or months. Note that regimens may vary with the location, duration and severity of injury, the medical history of the horse, the current state of healing or at the discretion of the veterinarian.

Variables:

  • Location of injury

  • Duration or chronicity of injury

  • Severity of injury

  • Medical history of horse

  • Anticipated use of horse (jumper, dressage, race, etc.)

  • Vet prescription (discretion of the vet)

43% of event horses, unable to advance from training to competition, had flexor apparatus injury.

Singer ER et al.
The Veterinary Journal, 175: (1), 76-81. 2008

35% of the world's 4,500,000 athletic horses will become lame this year and be unable to train, perform, or race.

FAQs

Select a question below to find the answer.

Q:

When will FastTrack™ be available and where can I purchase them?

A:

Horsepower Technologies™ expects to begin shipping FastTrack™ in mid 2017  and you can reserve your rehabilitative legwear starting now.

Q:

If my horse’s lameness is only in one forelimb, do I need a pair of devices for both forelegs?

A:

Yes. FastTrack™ is always sold in pairs to ensure that the animal does not overload the sound limb by shifting its weight away from the painful injured limb. Moreover, the sound limb has usually experienced the same exercise history and may also be injured (though maybe not obviously) or at risk of injury.

Q:

Is the product available internationally?

A:

Company is initially targeting shipments for the USA and Canada. Please contact us for international orders.

Q:

Does the device shift the load bearing to other parts of the body? Is this an issue?

A:

Yes, by limiting fetlock extension, the legwear transfers a proportion of the loadbearing away from the flexor apparatus, directing it instead to the front of the cannon and pastern bones, comparatively hardy locations which are void of any particularly sensitive anatomical structures. Horsepower Technologies has taken the precaution of completing in vitro mechanical testing which confirmed that the bones can sustain the re-directed loads without significant risk of injury.

Q:

What healing structures benefit from FastTrack™?

A:

Our research shows that all of the structures that contribute to the flexor apparatus will benefit from FastTrack™’s protection against overload or over-extension. This includes the deep and superficial digital flexor tendons, the suspensory ligament and those structures’ attachments such as the distal sesamoidean and check ligaments.

Q:

What about bone injuries? Does the device work like a cast?

A:

Unlike a cast, our rehabilitative legwear allows normal range of motion unless we program it to provide motion restraint. Under the latter circumstances, we can select a range of motion that best fits the needs of the healing tissue at that point in the repair process. The legwear is primarily indicated for managing flexor apparatus injuries though it has indications in aiding the return to work following some bone lesions.

What people are saying about FastTrack

“I like the fact that Horsepower Technologies’ products are solving real problems – thousands of horses a year would wear [them]… they can be real ‘gotta have it’ products.”

~ Paal Gisholt

FastTrack™ is a revolutionary device that all horsemen have needed for years. It will save many lives of horses that suffer soft tissue and bone injuries to the lower leg… this device is the best in the world.

~ Mark Cheney