Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
yep they do. I still have a set going strong 3 years later. I only use them when I need them tho. My mares feet are often fine without them but when they are not, we ride miles and miles over rocky park trails no problem. They are easy to tighten and put on and once on they stay put. If you trim the heels back and down as you are supposed to for under run heels, they wont be a problem. Make sure you asko get the toe back and dress the wall from the top and it should be fine. You can add a pad if needed for comfort. I would.
Some of boot fitting is trial and error. I suggest looking for used boots at first and see what works. You probably will make fitting mistakes at first. Better to buy used ones you can resel for about the same money if you do make a mistake or the boot isnt quite right for that horse. Its pretty easy to find used Easyboots of all sorts and Cavellos. Not so easy to find used Renegades. People use them till they wear out.
Re: Boas. Yes they have some positives but there are some serious negatives to consider also. I had a set I used for a long time on my SSH gelding. They are not made to ride alot of miles in. Id say they are better for rehab as stated above and minimal easy trail riding. Too clumsy for rocky technical trails.
The negatives would be sever bruising from accidental over tightening of the dials (seen this several times) difficulty changing broken cables - its almost impossible. Rubbing at the corners of the pasterns even with pastern wraps due to design. Weight - they are very heavy for a boot and clunky. They are only sold is pairs last I checked. Kinda a PITA if you loose one.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 05-12-2013 at 01:06 PM.