Exoskeleton Air Flow Boots for Horses


Keep those legs cool and protected during exercise with the Exoskeleton tendon boots for horses. With unique forced convection cooling technology, the Exoskeleton is an exercise boot like no other. 

FEI legal and suitable for showjumping, eventing, schooling or every day use

Size – Full (expected to fit 15.2hh and up with an 18-23cm bone)

Available in Black and Tan

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The company that created Cryochaps have designed the Exoskeleton tendon boots to minimise heat build up whilst protecting the lower leg from impacts, interference and brushing. These all purpose air flow boots for horses are great for hacking, eventing, flatwork and showjumping, and they are FEI legal.
Many horse boots surround the leg, with little ventilation, to give as much strike protection as possible. However, horse’s legs also need to be protected from excessive heat build up during exercise. The insulating effect of boots and bandages could mean high temperatures are held within the core of the tendon and this may result in degeneration to the soft tissues.

Cryochaps, as a company, have studied the main strike areas and provided excellent protection in these areas. The boot has been opened up to form vents in an exoskeleton, a hard outer protection with great air flow. This revolutionary tendon boot uses forced convection cooling as well as allowing heat to escape naturally, making it superior in terms of strike protection and non insulating.

Forced Convection Technology

Exoskeleton has been designed for airflow, to minimise heat build up in the lower leg, whilst protecting the areas that are most vulnerable to interference, brushing and strike impacts. Forced convection technology is a method of pumping air across the leg and is used for cooling and drying the leg. Vents have been placed either side of the tendon where the heat is generated. As the tendons and ligaments relax during the “flight” phase of the horse’s gait, an air gap is created, this forces air across the back of the leg, taking heat away from the leg as the horse moves.

The Exoskeleton also features a spacer mesh, which allow heat to escape naturally as it allows air to circulate through the tendon boot, also wicking away moisture and providing cushioning.

Protective Tendon Boots

As well as providing excellent cooling technology, the Exoskeleton also provides ultimate strike protection. We have studied the areas that most require protection from brushing, interference, strikes and impacts, and created an external armour to protect those areas.

The Exoskeleton tendon boots for horses have been shown to provide superior impact protection when tested against similar market leading exercise boots.
Please note: Always check with your governing body if you intend to use these exercise boots for competition as of September 2023 Exoskeleton Booots are FEI legal for every competition.

Additional information

Weight 0.65 kg

Black, Tan