Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Trim, then measure and measure twice! I found it is "nice" to measure really well and then take a picture with a ruler for both width and length so I can look back at it whilst "shopping" the different styles. The fit kits aren't much, but if they are available for something you decide on - order one first!! I have some boots that are just so inconvenient to put on I rarely use them anymore. The easyboot trails are less expensive and not as long lasting, but there is no way you could find a pair easier to put on! So, for what you lose in life you gain in convenience - and what the heck, they are inexpensive. Interestingly- solid rock doesn't really wear them down, gravely/hard ground does.
Oh, and if you fall in love w a particular "style" and it is not recommended for your horses feet b/c they are too round or too oval or whatnot...skip them, don't let your imagination get you to believing they will work b/c you like them best.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.