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post #1 of 4 Old 07-13-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Boots for a trail horse

My gelding has been having trouble on certain types of terrain out on the trails. He has his feet trimmed regularly and every time the farrier comes out I have him check for and abnormalities and test for any pain. He’s 100% barefoot with no option or having shoes put on, and I’ve never had a problem before. We’ve also just moved to a new barn and are trying all new trails so I don’t know if we’ll hit that terrain or how to avoid it. He’s fine on most of the trails so I know it’s not a lameness issue. I’m looking to invest in some boots for my horse, like the slip on kind to protect his sole, not bell boots. I need something that will last quite a while and won’t put any extra stress on his joints or leg movements as he’s an older boy. We usually go out for hours at a time and travel in the upwards of 10-15 miles per ride between going out and back so something that won’t fall off at any gait or stretch too much. Any advice on what’s the best boot? I know I’m going to have to spend a bit of money and that’s not an issue I just want the best for what I’m going to pay.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-13-2012, 02:44 PM
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I use Easy Boot Trails. They are easy to get on and off and are very comfy for my horse. They do not do well in lots of mud, though. The mud gets in the velcro closures.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-14-2012, 11:37 AM
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My first pair was Easy Boot Epic's, a nice boot, but somewhat difficult to put on. The Epic's have worn well, and after two years they still have some life in them.

I just bought a pair of Renegade's but haven't had a chance to form an opinion about them yet.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-14-2012, 09:36 PM
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Check out the Easycare site. There's lots of info there on choosing the most appropriate boot for various horses 7 situation.
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