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Fitting Boots Correctly

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    09-03-2012, 11:23 AM
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Foal
Fitting Boots Correctly

I'm looking at sports medicine boots for my OTTB. I prefer the Classic Equine Legacy boots after trying different brands from other boarders at my barn. Was wondering how much overlap (going around the leg) there should be when fitting the boot? I looked at the sizing chart for these boots and measured as they suggest. Just haven't used this type of boot before and want to make sure I'm fitting them properly (not too big or small). Thanks!!!
     
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    09-03-2012, 03:18 PM
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Trained
Oh jeeze....I really need to learn how to properly measure.

I have a tendency just to look and go "Yep...Looks like a -insert size here-..."

If it helps my really small mare wears a medium in the Legacy boots....She's 13.3 and fine boned...She could go small too but Medium is a pretty safe size. Do you have some boots from other boarders you could try on?
     
    09-03-2012, 04:58 PM
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The company site should tell you, but I know the pro choice boots should overlap by about 1.5 inches.
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    09-04-2012, 12:45 AM
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Foal
I have always done it by feel and just knowing, so actual measurements I don't know off the top of my head :)

Not too tight to constrict blood flow or cause blisters, but not too loose to the point of not even supporting the horse's leg.

http://equibrand.com/PDF/LegacySizing.pdf
I found some sizing information on this website with classic equine boots
     

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