FastTrack

The World's 1st
Rehabilitative Orthotic 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 orthotic
    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

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 orthotic, 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)

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

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

FAQs

Select a question below to find the answer.

Q:

What is FastTrack™?

A:

FastTrack™ is a medical device designed to help support the fetlock joint during rehabilitation from lameness. FastTrack™ is primarily used after a horse has sustained a lower limb soft tissue injury in the flexor apparatus (suspensory ligaments, DDFT, SDTF..etc).

Q:

When may FastTrack™ be used?

A:

The FastTrack™ system is designed to enable early return to exercise, at the start of and throughout the lameness rehabilitation period under veterinary supervision. FastTrack™ may be used in tandem with other rehabilitation therapies (e.g. shock wave, stem-cell, laser, therapeutic ultrasound)

Q:

How does FastTrack™ work?

A:

The FastTrack™ system is comprised of (i) a strong exoskeleton, (ii) an inner padding system for a great fit and (iii) an easy to adjust dial to set maximum fetlock joint range of motion (SafeStop™).

FastTrack™ limits excessive extension of the horse’s fetlock joint, thereby reducing strain on the injured soft tissue and lowers the risk of re-injury. By redirecting stress and strain away from the flexor apparatus, FastTrack™ helps reduce inflammation, pain, and reduces load transfer to other limbs. By enhancing the mechanical healing environment, pain recedes the fetlock joint and the veterinarian can slowly increase the soft tissue range of motion, using the SafeStop™ dial, throughout the healing process.

Q:

How do I get started with FastTrack™?

A:

Your veterinarian will measure the size of each limb (FastTrack™ is sold in pairs). Within 2-3 days, your veterinarian will deliver your FastTrack™ and using the Heater Kit, warm the inner padding (one-time process) for an excellent device to limb fit.

Q:

When do I use FastTrack™?

A:

The lameness rehabilitation with FastTrack™ will be guided by a protocol provided by your veterinarian. FastTrack™ may be used during the early phases of healing (stall rest), transitioning from slower to faster gaits (e.g. walk, trot and canter) or from mild and more dynamic activities. 

Q:

Has FastTrack™ been tested?

A:

Yes, FastTrack™ has been designed, developed and tested (pre-clinical) over the past 8 years at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and at award winning engineering firm Manta Product Development.

What people are saying about FastTrack

I truly wish that FastTrack™ existed when I was competing professionally. I know several Olympic horses that would have benefited from Horsepower’s customized orthotic technology. The next generation of equine athletes will have a powerful new tool to help return them to competition after a sporting injury – it’s a Game Changer!

~ David O’Connor, the three-time Olympic medalist who won the individual Gold in eventing at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

FastTrack™ provides the equine veterinarian with a highly innovative product unlike anything we have previously used. This customized orthotic will be one of the most powerful tools we have in the treatment of many equine lameness cases. Today's modern medical technology has allowed development of this amazing device.

~ Dr. Rick Mitchell DVM, member of the Boards of the United States Equestrian Federation, American Association of Equine Practitioners and American Horse Council, and has served as an attending veterinarian for the U.S. Equestrian Team at six Olympic Games

One of the most innovative elements of FastTrack™ is the inclusion of their SafeStop™ technology. The ability to safely and securely control the level of joint extension, which will allow the veterinarian to control tendon and ligament load through increasing exercise levels, will result in an optimized rehabilitation program.

~ Dr. Tim Ober DVM, who has served as the Team Veterinarian for the U.S. Show Jumping Team since 1999 and who has cared for some of the most famous horses in show jumping at six Olympic Games

FastTrack™ is a solution that horsemen have needed for years. It will extend the careers of horses that suffer from soft tissue injuries to the lower leg.

~ Dr. Mark Cheney DVM, equine veterinary leader in the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industry

FastTrack™ is a solution that horsemen have needed for years. It will extend the careers of horses that suffer from soft tissue injuries to the lower leg.

~ Dr. Mark Cheney DVM, equine veterinary leader in the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industry