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 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 stop that allows controlled mobility during the healing process.

SafeStop™ limits the maximum permissible angle of the horse’s fetlock joint, thereby significantly reducing strain to the injured tendons and 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.

  • Outer Padding
    High grade polyurethane padding provides protection, promotes shock-absorption, and increases durability
  • Inner Padding
    Innovative thermoformable padding ensure a custom fit to the horse
  • 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
  • Outer Padding
    High grade polyurethane padding provides protection, promotes shock-absorption, and increases durability
  • Inner Padding
    Innovative thermoformable padding ensure a custom fit to the horse

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 the cannon for a customized fit. Measure the fetlock width using the same tool to ensure clearance around the joint. Finally, 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 padding is still soft, fit the heated 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 gently push it onto the horse’s cannon. Snug up the padding by securing the Velcro wrap and fastening the straps and buckles.

Let the training begin!

Usage Protocol

When the horse presents forelimb lameness and the need for FastTrack™ has been determined, the horse will first go through the sizing process. Once the product has been received, the veterinarian will heat the device, apply it to the horse’s forelimb, and recommend a rehabilitation protocol. Although exact protocols will vary, the horse is expected to employ FastTrack™ for several hours a day during a prescribed exercise regimen (e.g. hand walking, lunging at a trot.) The entire regimen should last a few weeks or months. Note that regimens may vary with location of injury, severity of injury, medical history of the horse, swelling or at the discretion of the veterinarian.

Variables:

  • Location of injury
  • Severity of injury
  • Medical history
  • Vet prescription (discretion of the vet)
  • When the injury occurred (swelling)

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 early 2017 and you can reserve your rehabilitative legwear starting in December 2016.

Q:

My horse’s lameness is on its right forelimb. Do I require a pair of devices?

A:

Yes. FastTrack™ is always sold in pairs to ensure that the animal does not attempt to shift its weight to compensate for the legwear and thereby accidentally injure the opposite forelimb.

Q:

Is the product available internationally?

A:

Company is 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