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post #1 of 9 Old 06-18-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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horse boots?

okay so my farrier was out and said that my Gelding that got a hoof absess may need boots to protect his hoofs when ridding. he has very large hoofs my farrier has said multiple times they are larger then some drafts he trims. so hed need ones that are very large but will hold up. hes just used for trail ridding and sometimes down the road and for people that dont know how to ride.

anyone use horse boots? that they like and recomend?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 01:26 AM
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Hi,

Yes, I think hoof boots are generally pretty good. As with everything, they don't suit every horse & situation, although there are so many types & styles now that you're likely to find something. Best hoof boot is basically the one that fits your horse for starters, as the vast majority of problems come about due to bad fit. Easycare have a lot of info on their site with regards to this, whether or not you ultimately choose one of their boots, it's worth a look. If you want more specific advice, measurements of your horse's hooves and pics or at least more info on form is needed.
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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i dont know measurements at the moment, but he has large bell boots pro choice and they are a bit small on him. he will only be ridding a few times a month in the summer then have the winter off. his hoof in the back is very sore and it came off a little bit.

any other info that you need just ask and i can tell you ive owned this horse for 5 years and know all about him..
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 12:07 PM
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I think hoof boots are a great idea.

I agree, Easycare line has trail boots, ones without any clamps or wires, ones with gaiters, ones that glue on.

I recommend trying those out first.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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you glue it on? like with glue? or what?
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 12:42 PM
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Yes special glue. I have no personal experience with them but they apparently rock according to people I have talked to.

It helps horses that need them out on pasture too, like for therapy reasons.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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how do they come off if you glue it? it seems a bit weird..
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 12:49 PM
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You're asking the wrong person, I don't have experience with them. They do come off when they need to because the horses still get their 4-6 week trims.

Research them..

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-19-2012, 07:14 PM
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My friend used Epics on her draft cross for 4 years and never had any problems.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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