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    11-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Need hoof boot recommendations

I need some boots for my horse's hind feet while he goes through his new shoeless transition. I've been looking at Easyboot Edge boots, EasyCare, Easyboot Bares, Epics and my head is starting to spin. Has anyone used any of them? Since they're for hind feet, I need something that is not horribly hard to put on. I have Cavallos, but he doesn't like boots that cover the whole foot. He tries to shake them off like a cat. Anyway, good fit, staying on and good for trail riding are the main sticking points. Thanks in advance.
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    11-28-2011, 09:26 PM
I use the Easyboot Epics. Casey's hooves are to narrow for the Gloves, but I have heard of a lot of good things about them. The only thing about the Easyboot Gloves is that they aren't adjustable so they require a regular hoof care regimen, and your wallet would benefit if you got a rasp rather than having a farrier come out every 4 weeks.
    11-28-2011, 10:09 PM
I'm an Easycare dealer, I would go for the Epic or Edge boots because of the ability to adjust for a good fit. They are basically the same boots, the difference is only how they make the boot stay on. It's personal preference what you like better. I don't recommend gloves for hinds unless you're sure they'll fit. The glove is designed for front feet due to their rounder shape. I'd like to see Easycare make a hind design for all the styles of boots.
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    11-28-2011, 10:20 PM

I just saw this new version. Looks like it would fit nice and snug. What do you think of this one Mike?
    11-29-2011, 09:44 AM
The bare isn't bad, the shell basically the same as the epic and edge. The bare is less adjustable than those two but more than the glove.
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    11-29-2011, 10:16 AM
I have to add that very often hind boots are not necessary. I use fronts on my horses but have not needed hinds for any of them. It's good to be prepared tho.
    11-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Mike, his width came up 4 3/4 and length a 1/16th to 1/8 longer depending on the foot. Would those measurements steer me toward a particular boot or are they both for the same shape hooves?

Appyt, I'm looking for hind boots because my horse just went shoeless one month ago back there and is having problems on some surfaces. I'm not ready to abandon the shoeless thing since his feet are suddenly growing like weeds, but mommy wants to ride!
    11-29-2011, 06:00 PM
I am a fan of the Easyboot Epics. I find with the epics you have a better ability to get a good fit then with some of the other boot models.

I have used my epics on horses with long toes and very contracted heels, to good well shapped healthier feet. I also like a boot with the gaiter to help the boot stay on during turn-out and harsh terrain.
    11-29-2011, 06:21 PM
I have experiance with both the easyboot glove and the easyboot epic. I am a huge fan of the glove, if you can mantain your horses feet yourself, as their feet have to be pretty much the perfect size. I also like the epic, just there is more stuff that can break on the epic as on the glove it is only the boot and the gator- no strings attached. I trail ride in the gloves and the epics, and both of them have worked great. I have tried to event in the gloves with studs and the botos popped right off because the studs worked so well. Definitely not designed for jumping.
    11-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by Jumper4ever    
I have tried to event in the gloves with studs and the botos popped right off because the studs worked so well. Definitely not designed for jumping.
We can event in hoof boots?? You've made my day! Dressage phase too or just the jumping stuff?

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