03-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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Providing more info & pics may help give you a better idea of what may or may not be appropriate. Eg how much/what sort of riding/trails you do? Why do you think your horse overreaches/forges?(hits front feet with backs) This could be due to fitness or body issues, but it is frequently due to hoof capsule distortion, which can usually be fixed, or at least greatly improved with well balanced trimming. I don't get what you did with duct tape & how it helped. Never heard of 'Horz' brand boots, tho there is a horse supplies retailer in Australia called 'HorzPro Direct'.
There are some factors that make certain boot designs more or less suitable - eg. Boas for upright hooves(or fused articular ringbone), low profile(Epics, Gloves, Renegades...) for horses that do more than about 25km per ride/week, to avoid possibility of rubbing. Odd size hooves are another factor, as many boots only come in pairs. Ease of fitting & putting on/off may be a big factor too & boots such as Old Macs, Easyboot Trails & the brand new Easyboot 'Back Country' are very user friendly.
But most importantly, the boot that best fits your horse is the best choice. The vast majority of problems people have with boots is because they don't fit the horse well. Therefore, it's important to measure feet for boots straight after a good trim & keep feet well maintained - don't allow them to get too overgrown between trims. If your horse's hooves are distorted in any way or you're unsure, I'd advise you to enlist the help of a good professional experienced in boot fitting, to ensure you don't make the wrong choice.
Whether or not you choose any of the Easycare range, you'll find some good info on their site on why/how to choose the most appropriate boots for your horse & situation. Ringing/emailing Easycare is helpful too, as they can tell you which one(s) they'd advise & why.