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  • Are renegade hoof boots and cavelos hoof boots better
  • Renegade pastern wraps

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    04-29-2012, 08:39 AM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
I am beginning to rethink the boot issue, with the second horse shoes are getting expensive. Not to mention with all the riding I am doing I am only getting 4 weeks out of a set of shoes instead of 6 to 8 like I used to. Believe I am going with the renegades on Miss Emma.
Renegades are awesome! They aren't cheap, but so worth it in the long run if you can do it. I have some friends that ride in the Rocky Mountains that use them and their horses do great. Miss Emma is a lucky mare!!
     
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    04-29-2012, 08:54 AM
  #12
Green Broke
Wonder what kinda mileage over crush and run I should expect out of the renegades. I have a set of easy boots that not real happy with, super hard to get on and even then not even sure if they are on right or not. A friend has cavelos and they are pretty simple, but you have to use leg wraps as they rub. May add the gaiters to my easy boots to upgrade em to epics.
     
    04-29-2012, 09:13 AM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
wonder what kinda mileage over crush and run I should expect out of the renegades. I have a set of easy boots that not real happy with, super hard to get on and even then not even sure if they are on right or not. A friend has cavelos and they are pretty simple, but you have to use leg wraps as they rub. May add the gaiters to my easy boots to upgrade em to epics.
I have Cavallos (sport boots - my mare has small, ovalish hoofs, but my gelding has the simple boots because his hooves are round) and have the pastern wraps, which are easy to put on as well as the boots, which is why I have them. We like them. I have used them on very rocky trails and I am pleased.

I have never used Easy Boots because from what I've seen they aren't that 'easy'. I have a friend that uses them but in the time it takes her to get on one boot, I can get on both my pastern wraps and boots! But the Renegades last a LONG time from what I know.
     
    04-29-2012, 02:37 PM
  #14
Yearling
One of the ladies from my endurance club does the trimming and fitting for a lot of the horses, so she's coming to trim and give me a "consultation" on boots for my boy. She uses easyboot gloves, but you have to keep your horses feet trimmed to make them fit right - I'm going to learn to rasp my boy's feet so that I can make sure they stay the right shape in between trimmings. I've heard the renegades are a little more flexible and you can go longer in between trimmings, but because of this they aren't quite as snug and fitting. I guess I'll find out more when she comes Thursday.

I would like to go with boots over shoes, especially because I may only get to do 3-4 rides this year (if I'm lucky) and those are the only times I'll need boots or shoes, so they'll be better value over the long run. The lady who's coming to do their trimming used to shoe, but is so sold on boots that she actually sold a horse because they couldn't wear them. I guess flare on your horse's feet really comes into play into whether your horse will be better with shoes or boots
     
    10-07-2012, 11:39 AM
  #15
Weanling
I'm going to bump this thread back into life, as there is good information here and the topic line makes it searchable.

I'm shopping to buy boots for a long distance ride through varied terrain...Mexico to Canada through AZ, UT, ID, Wy, and MT. I would rather not shoe my horses, as I am a believer in barefoot hoof health. I hope to be able to use the boots when necessary and go barefoot the rest of the time. I'm looking for ease of application and removal, durability, and especially comfort of the horse, including the ability to keep debris out of the boot.

I'm specifically looking at the Renegade and the Easyboot Epic or Easyboot Edge. I would like to hear from those who use those specific models.

Joe, I would particularly like to hear from you, since it appears you have experience with both Epic and Renegade.

Thanks.

PS. I also posted this request on the Tack and Equipment forum, but don't seem to be getting any responses.
     
    10-07-2012, 07:50 PM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by thenrie    
I'm specifically looking at the Renegade and the Easyboot Epic or Easyboot Edge. I would like to hear from those who use those specific models.
I have used an Epic as a spare tire once during a ride. Used it about 10 miles through rocky and/or muddy terrain and was very pleased with how well it stayed in place.

Durability-wise, not sure that 10 miles is much of a test (****ed well better last 10 miles!!).
     
    10-10-2012, 09:59 AM
  #17
Foal
thenrie,

If your looking for ease of application and longevity, then I would recommend Renegades. They are super easy to put on and take off, they have great traction as the material is a bit softer than what Easycare uses and they last a long time. All the parts on the boot are replaceable and I have never had a rub issue like I did with Easycares products. Although the new gaiter on that they have developed is a major improvement over the older ones. I would recommend you have someone familiar with any boot to fit them to your horse. I use Renegade strap on's on my 50 mile endurance rides and use Renegade glue ons for the 75's and 100's. Used to use the Easycare products but I like the Renegades so much more. I rarely have an issue with them and if I do, their customer service is fantastic! If you have anymore questions about them PM me.
     
    10-10-2012, 12:07 PM
  #18
Weanling
Thanks for those responses. I believe I'll try the Renegades first.
     
    10-10-2012, 12:35 PM
  #19
Foal
I don't think you'll be sorry trying them. They are a bit more expensive but they are worth it. One other thing is they are also made in America!
     
    10-15-2012, 10:07 AM
  #20
QOS
Green Broke
If and when my Easyboot Gloves give out I will give the Renegades a try. I don't really have a problem with the EBG but I don't use them that often either.
     

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