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post #1 of 15 Old 05-27-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Easyboot Grips?

Well..I'm exhausting all options before putting shoes on my mare. I don't trust farriers around here and I don't want to have to settle for one because I can't shoe myself (I can trim).

So..next step is easyboots for any riding outside of the arena.

I was looking at their site and figured the Grips would be best for the mud/gravel/pavement/water I trail/road ride on..but I'm not sure if it's too much traction? O.o Can we have too mumuch traction? Lol

Soo..any opinions on these as a "replacement" for shoes? I'd rather spend $200 on these as opposed to $80-120 for shoes every cycle. The only issue she actually has with her feet (that haven't been fault to a poor trim) is that she bruises on rocks/gravel. I'd rather stop it now before it decides to abcess instead of just hoping it stays with bruising and no more. She's sound in the indoor arena sand (about 5-6" deep), just not in the outdoor (only about 1" deep) or out on the trails. :/
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-27-2013, 05:54 PM
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take some pics with good measurements, maybe we can help. Endurance riders seem pretty split on easy boot gloves, or renegades depending on shape of foot. Never heard of any one using the grips. I prefer renegades as they are a bit forgiving on size and easier to get on. But if your horses foot is rounder easy boots seem to be better liked.
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I'll look into the renegades too (was told to get the gaiters on them or they come right off in the deep mud we have on site and at the parks).

I can get some measurements tomorrow or wednesday depending on when I get off work (I hate not having a set schedule...bleh).
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I have the easyboot edges they stay on great through mud and water. Not sure there going to hold up very long. My horse squares off his fronts after 2 rides of 4 hours total the toe of boot is wearing down.
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Huh...I don't think they should have the "unlimited miles" guarantee then if they show wear with only 8 or so hours on them.
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Epics are also still a good option. As are the new 'Back country Gloves' if you don't do that much riding.

Trouble with boots like Grips is that no, they're not really for general 'hard ground' riding. The tread is designed for heaps of grip in mud etc, & I don't think it would constitute 'too much grip'(although, yes, that can potentially be a problem), but that the tread would wear quickly on hard, abrasive terrain.
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I plan to start riding ~2hrs/3days/week with weekends 4+hrs and monday/wednesday off. And I think the Back Country Gloves will pop right off in the sometimes knee deep mud we come across.

That's what I was worried about with the Grips. I'd rather not buy two different pairs, but I guess I could size her and go with the Epics and go for a second set of Grips if she's still slipping in the mud more than normal?

I'll try and get out tomorrow to get her sized, because while groundwork is going great..it's boring me and now I'm just doing unecessary stuff I'll never ask her to do ever again, haha.
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Huh...I don't think they should have the "unlimited miles" guarantee then if they show wear with only 8 or so hours on them.
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Well my horse really drags his front feet bad the ground we ride is rocky. He's got his toes worn down supper short. I think the wear on boots has to do with my horse.
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Epics are also still a good option. As are the new 'Back country Gloves' if you don't do that much riding.

Trouble with boots like Grips is that no, they're not really for general 'hard ground' riding. The tread is designed for heaps of grip in mud etc, & I don't think it would constitute 'too much grip'(although, yes, that can potentially be a problem), but that the tread would wear quickly on hard, abrasive terrain.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-28-2013, 05:55 AM
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whats the issue with the new back country gloves ? Seem likes a glove that is just a bit easier to get on. Need to go with EB brands for my girlfriends daughters horse as Renegades don't come in wide smaller sizes and her horses feet are perfectly round.
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