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    05-29-2013, 04:53 AM
  #11
Trained
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
whats the issue with the new back country gloves ? Seem likes a glove that is just a bit easier to get on.
Hey Joe(saying that reminds me of Jimi),

Back Countries are good boots & are Glove shells with a Trail top, so wouldn't call them easier than Gloves, but they're certainly easy. They are more lenient size-wise though, as the uppers keep them on. The problem with high profile boots of any kind with a lot of riding is that they can rub. Theoretically they shouldn't 'pop off' easily, but having only Velcro, it's possible, especially if the velcro gets clogged with mud & stops working too well. So I would be thinking Epics or such.

But I do believe one problem with boots generally is indeed grip. Slippery surfaces can be a problem & I've ridden in slick clay years ago in shoes, galloping wildly around tracks(was young & reckless!) that the horse has had trouble even walking around in regular boots(one ride I felt too insecure to ride & my horse slipped around behind me as I led him!). I've found the Grips great for that sort of environment, but the tread just won't last well in 'normal' situations. Another alternative for extra grip is that you can get studs for regular boots, but I don't have any experience with those.
     
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    05-30-2013, 02:29 PM
  #12
Yearling
We have bought grips out of the bargain bin before from easy Care and I find them to be fine generally for whatever kind of riding. If you think its too much you can file the tread down some with a rasp. We just rode like normal with no issues here in the mnts. Heck, they might have actually lasted longer.

We do have issues with Back Countrys and gloves coming off in mud or at the canter - even with power straps on the gloves and perfectly fitted. Annoying. When the come off, invariably, the gaitors rip to the tune of 30 bucks. *sigh* Great boot if they would just stay put.

The best performanced from any boot I have ever used has been from ERasyboot edges and Renegades although I have had a small problem with rennies recently.
I love rennies but have had TWO shells get lost now recently with the cables just letting go I guess and the bottom shell of the boot just going missing somewhere. Not cheap to fix. I never even felt it. I don't know if they changed their cables or something and all of a sudden we are loosing them? I've lost two now that had cables replaced. Im paying attention tho to see if a trend starts up. The boots are awesome overall. My top pick.
     
    05-30-2013, 06:23 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I had decent luck with renegades on one horse, Hated easy boots. Either couldnt get them on or the wouldnt stay on. Problem with renegades is they don't make them in wide in smaller sizes. My GF's daughters pony has 4 5/8" wide nearly perfectly squared feet. Her other horse is the same but at 4 and 3/8ths. Horses feet are same width as length, maybe even a bit shorter than wide. As opposed to my walkers that have always been right on the Renegade size chart.
     
    05-30-2013, 07:11 PM
  #14
Yearling
The option for a wide, short foot is to cut the boot back on one that fits the width properly but is too long. But still, it doesnt always work perfectly.
     
    05-30-2013, 10:43 PM
  #15
Trained
I like convenience, and I have easy boot trail boots and several pairs of old macs. The old macs literally never wear out, the trail boots do - but they are also less expensive than "others" - and they are super easy to put on...the macs are a huge pita to get on which is probably why they stopped making them. I am going to get the back country gloves next. As far as traction, the trial boots do amazingly well in rocky and hard terrain so the company obviously has "grip" down.

But, as other posters have mentioned, your horses "foot shape" might be a limiting factor w respect to which boots are best. Do the size kit..it's worth it.
     

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