Flex ice studs are designed to be used in winter conditions where the ground is slippery from ice and snow. Attaching ice studs to Flex Boots greatly improves the horse’s grip on slippery
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surfaces and makes them much more sure-footed. Flex Boots with ice studs can be used in exactly the same way as non-studded Flex Boots; they are suitable for all activities including turnout, groundwork, riding and carriage driving.
The ice studs are sold in packs of 24, which is enough for one pair of FlexHorse boots or for two pairs of small FlexPony boots. If you need ice studs for front and back boots for large ponies or any horse size boots, please order two packs.
Ice studs are attached to the boots with a special ice stud key which can be purchased from us separately and a drill or an electric screwdriver.
To ensure the ice studs stay on the boots as securely as possible, we recommend that ice studs are applied only once. You can purchase boots for the winter, apply the ice studs on them and then remove the studs in the spring and keep those boots as summer boots going forward. Or if you purchase boots for the summer, you can apply ice studs on them come winter, however you need to check how much the sole has worn before doing so. If the sole thickness doesn’t allow for studs to be attached, it’s a better idea to purchase separate boots for winter use.
If you know you will need studded boots every winter, our recommendation is to purchase one set for winter and leave the ice studs on them permanently, and another set for summer use.