My horse is transitioning from shod to barefoot and it is time for some boots.
My primary goal for now is cleanliness/protection for everyday pasture/turnout. He is allowed to come and go into the barn as he pleases and chill in front of the fan on deep dry shavings.
Outside is whatever the weather deems. For the past couple of months the ground has been dry dry dry with the drought, but we finally received some rain so it is temporarily muddy and slick.
I don’t stall him as he is happiest if he can move around freely and I really want boots that won‘t rub or chafe him when he lays down or moseys around.
Riding is light (well under 20 miles a week) and I expect it to stay light until at least this time next year. The terrain is grass, some mud, and packed dirt with occasional pebbles. No real tough gravel or rocks at this time and I'm not riding on the roads yet.
Instead of getting a treatment or RX boot to keep the feet protected and clean, I wanted a boot that would serve both purposes over the next few years.
I’m looking at the Easyboot Trails and the Cavallo Simple Boots. I’ve been to their websites, taken the measurements, and researched back threads and am leaning slightly towards the Trails.
I like that Eastboots can be ordered individually as he has two different sized front hooves.
For now, I plan to get fronts to start and if I really like the fit/brand, then order the rears.
Since I haven’t used boots before (beyond soaker boots) I could really use some input. Thanks