The ultimate equine hoof treatment aid.

The ultimate equine hoof treatment aid.

Tubbease Hoof socks are the ultimate hoof treatment aid for a range of hoof problems.

Soaking and dressing hooves can prove difficult, time consuming and stressful – but Tubbease are simple and effective for anyone to use and can be used in conjunction with hoof dressings, medications and poultices.

Now made with EVA, they are lighter, more flexible, shock-absorbing and heat mouldable. This allows for a snug and comfortable fit for your horse or pony.

Excellent for treating a wide variety of hoof ailments

Treat abscesses and infections, bruised soles, thrush, laminitis, white line disease​ and seedy toe.

Use with powder, cream or liquid remedies

Minimise waste, and top up as required. Tubbease, once in place on the hoof can also be dunked in a bucket of solution of your choice to soak up remedies (but not left in the bucket). No need for extensive bandaging and taping.

Use with powder, cream or liquid remedies

Minimise waste, and top up as required. Tubbease, once in place on the hoof can also be dunked in a bucket of solution of your choice to soak up remedies (but not left in the bucket). No need for extensive bandaging and taping.

Provide additional protection and cleanliness

Tubbease provide a hygienic, protected environment for the hoof to heal, they are also breathable, speeding up recovery time. Dressings can be used and placed inside the Tubbease.

Heat Mouldable

Tubbease can be heated in 60° water and placed on the hoof to cool – it will mould much like a mouth guard, providing an even more comfortable and snug fit. It is also recommended to use heat moulding when the hoof is close to the maximum size noted for each Tubbease.

Heat Mouldable

Tubbease can be heated in 60° water and placed on the hoof to cool – it will mould much like a mouth guard, providing an even more comfortable and snug fit. It is also recommended to use heat moulding when the hoof is close to the maximum size noted for each Tubbease.

Extra protection when you need it

Tubbease absorb shock and the optional EVA sole insert provides even more cushioning when needed. They are also ideal for protecting hooves whilst travelling in floats or when a shoe has fallen off.

Designed and made in New Zealand

Developed in conjunction with a local farrier, Tubbease are simple and quick to use, taking the stress and time out of treating hooves.

Designed and made in New Zealand

Developed in conjunction with a local farrier, Tubbease are simple and quick to use, taking the stress and time out of treating hooves.

The ultimate accessory in your equine vet kit

Tubbease are the ultimate addition to your equine kit to ensure you can treat lameness early and speed up recovery time. Locate your nearest Tubbease distributor now to purchase. 5 sizes, and matching inserts available.

Fitting Instructions

1. Measure the hoof

Measure the horse’s hoof sole at the widest point and choose the colour below to match within that size. The fit of the hoof sock needs to be as close as possible to the hoof. Tubbease can be fitted over horse shoes. The measurements below, indicate the maximum internal diameter of the Tubbease, not the diameter of the hoof.

2. Heat moulding the Tubbease

For an optimum fit, and ease of application you can heat the Tubbease before pulling onto the hoof. This is not an essential step, but highly recommended as when the Tubbease cools it will mould much like a mouth guard and fit snug and comfortable. It is also recommended when the hoof is close to the maximum size noted for each Tubbease. You can place the Tubbease into a bucket of water for around 30 seconds at 50-60° Celsius to soften it, this will make it flexible and easier to place on the hoof. Hold the hoof off the ground for around 1 minute while the Tubbease cools and moulds to the hoof.

3. To fit the Tubbease

Stretch the sock as wide as the hoof, and it will slide on. Work the boot back so the toe is right at the front, then the heels will fit easily.

4. Fit the Velcro strap

Bring up the sock, giving it a positive stretch – you don’t want the sock baggy. Fit the Velcro strap, with the hook side to the sock, nice and snug, making sure the sock is not loose below the Velcro strap, and that the strap is nice and tight. The strap should be holding tension on the sock but not restricting the circulation. Two fingers should be able to pass down the back of the Velcro.

5. Pouring solution into the Tubbease

You can simply pour your solution of choice into the Tubbease (directed at the sock portion) once it is on, and add more as required OR dunk the hoof, with the Tubbease on, into a bucket of solution.

6. Protecting medication

At times when the hoof needs medication and protection, simply apply the chosen medication and then protect with the Tubbease hoofsock.

7. Soaking the hoof

If you want to use a dressing to help hold the solution on the hoof, this can be done by soaking the dressing in the solution of your choice and then simply fit on the Tubbease as per the instruction

8. Sole inserts

Available for when extra padding is required for treatment and comfort – simply match the insert colour to the sock colour and place in the Tubbease before fitting onto the horses hoof.

Tubbease should be in every equine first kit to enable treating lameness early and to take the time and stress out of treating ailments and infections. They are simple to use, affordable and effective.

Please note:

  • Tubbease are not designed to be walked in or to be used on a horse when it is being ridden.
  • Tubbease are not for long term use – they are designed to be worn for 5-7 days in conjunction with treatment, but checked daily
  • They are a limited life item BUT if care is taken, they can be reused at your discretion. An insert will also help prolong the life of the Tubbease.

Product Range

Please note: The Tubbease dimensions shown below indicate the maximum internal diameter of the Tubbease not the diameter of the hoof. Tubbease can also be fitted over horseshoes.

Hoof Socks

Tubbease Yellow

175mm (7 inches)

Tubbease Blue

160mm (6 1/4 inches)

Tubbease Red

145mm (5 1/2 inches)

Tubbease Green

130mm (5 1/8 inches)

Tubbease Pink

110mm (4 1/2 inches)

Sole Inserts

Velcro Straps