Originally Posted by cebee
I have looked at the web site and it looks pretty complicated getting them on. Has anyone used them? WHen you measure for them, do you measure when they are first trimmed or when?
Yes, you measure the horse fresh after a trim. Have a look at their site again. Heaps of info there, on sizing & choosing an appropriate boot for your horse & situation. Particularly Easycare Down Under providing Hoof Boots for Australia plus much more - New to Boots? Please read this Easycare Down Under providing Hoof Boots for Australia plus much more - Hoof Boot Range info
If putting them on/off easily is a big factor for you, some are better for that than others, like the Trails, but the main consideration is they are right for your horse & what you want them for. For eg. Are his hooves so bad that he's lame in the paddock? In that case I'd be thinking boots are only part of the solution too.
Would they be something we could leave on in the winter or would they have to be taken off each time?
No, only when working the horse, unless absolutely necessary - say in the case of a severely foundered horse - and many riding boots aren't suitable to be left on either. If a horse is that sore though, you wouldn't be thinking of riding in the near future anyway.
If you would like any opinions on your horse, there are a few of us here experienced in rehab & info on diet, management & hoof pics would be helpful.