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post #11 of 22 Old 09-03-2009, 11:11 AM
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I've used Easy Boots and Renegades. I currently use Renegades.

And yes, Renegades are classified as "endurance boots" because they're made for hard, constant riding. I know several people who use them for endurance races and they hold up perfectly.

I find that the Renegades are easier to put on and they STAY ON. I can't tell you how many Easy Boots I've gone through because they've fallen off on the trail. (I do hard riding over rocks and through sand, etc., the Easy Boots just couldn't handle it.) However, you must make sure that the Renegades are on properly, otherwise they will fall off too. Here is a link to how they are to be applied, in the proper fashion: Renegade Hoof Boots

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post #12 of 22 Old 09-03-2009, 11:24 AM
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Here are 2 videos showing that they're used in Endurance.



I can say that I know these hold up at a full gallop, trotting over rocks, walking through river rocks, in sand, over gravel, and on concrete. As you can see, I'm a bit bias. Lol.

This is what the ground looks like where I ride:


And here is my brother riding his mare with Renegades:

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post #13 of 22 Old 09-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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My husband has a pair of Renegades and loves them. I have Easy Boot Epics and the only difference is he will have his boots on and be ready to go while I am still getting my Epics on. When my Epics wear out I plan on getting the Renegades.


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post #14 of 22 Old 09-03-2009, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Dashygirl & Vaidaloco,

How long have you had your Renegades? Do they last very long? Just a couple of Months, or Years?
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post #15 of 22 Old 09-03-2009, 07:29 PM
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Dashygirl & Vaidaloco,

How long have you had your Renegades? Do they last very long? Just a couple of Months, or Years?
Thats going to depend on how much you use them. We only use boots when we're going to be riding on the roads a lot, or going someplace where the terrain is rough. Otherwise for just our home trails they go bootless. We've had our boots for well over a year, but they get light use.


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Dashygirl & Vaidaloco,

How long have you had your Renegades? Do they last very long? Just a couple of Months, or Years?
I'm trying to think...within the past 4 years I've been using them I've probably gone through 2 pairs. But as I said earlier, I ride hard, over not so easy-going surfaces. It would all depend on how often, how hard and what kind of surfaces you plan to ride on.

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post #17 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Dashygirl & Vaidaloco,

Thank you for your responses. I got ahold of Renegade Hoof Boots through the phone number provided on their website. After measuring the tracing of my mare's hoofs the lady on the phone told me what size that I needed. They sent me a shell to test the size. However I am a little skeptical because 1 mm smaller I would be in the next size down (as far as the width of the hoof).

Since both of you have this type of boot, what is your experience with the sizes vs the measurements taken?
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When my mares first got sized they were sized wrong, but we didn't do the sizing, our farrier did (we had several issues with him, a major one being that he left a gate open once allowing the horses to get loose...needless to say we don't employ him anymore). This is when I was having the issues of them falling off. When we did have my girls re sized we found that one mare in particular was wearing a whole size too big! No wonder they were falling off when cantering! Lol!
I this case, because it's such a small difference between one size and the other, and with my personal experience with over-sized boots, I'd go for the smaller size. Just in case.

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post #19 of 22 Old 09-05-2009, 09:55 AM
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My husband did the measuring for Fras. He is a machinist so he used a pair of calipers which it to the nearest .0001 Fras does have one foot larger than the other so she has 2 different sizes on her front The thing with the Renegades is figuring out how to fit them properly. There is a nut on the front that you adjust to get them just right. Its a one time adjustment though, you don't have to do it every time. The folks at renegade can help you.


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I purchased a pair of Renegades. I am very pleased with them! They are easy to take on and off. I have ridden through the following: ponds, deep wet sand, clay, and soft arenas. The boots never twiced or even offered to come off. I have also ridden at a walk, trot, lope and canter with the same results.

I would recommend to anyone to purchase these boots. I have messed with easy boots and did not like them. The renegades can be purchased by directly calling the company (do a google search for Renegade Hoof Boot) or on ebay.

The way I measured the hoof was that I traced it out on paper, standing on a flat level surface. Then measured the length and width.
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