DePlano was started over 30 years ago based on the desire to improve the welfare and performance of horses.
By using the ages old Italian traditional method of tanning, and starting with only the highest quality leather, DePlano has created the best leather hoof pads on the market. The leather is treated according to an ancient, traditional method using only plant based extracts. No synthetic fats are used in the process. Using the tannins extracted from tree bark, the leather is then exsiccated in air driers. These treatments give the pads exclusive characteristics allowing the hoof to breathe and provide maximum comfort.
The pads are currently available in the following sizes: 4, and 6. Light, Regular.
DePlano Fusion Wedge Pads (bottom image) combine the comfort of leather to the hoof and neoprene to the ground to help absorb concussive forces. Fusion wedge pads are available in 2° and 3°.
Once you try them we are convinced that you will see the difference that quality products make.