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  • "hoof boots for winter"
  • Are hoof boots slick on frozen ground

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    11-28-2011, 09:13 PM
Hoof Boots???

Im interested in purchasing some hoof boots for wet, muddy, icy, and frozen ground riding. I calve about 800 head of cows and retain calves in a fat lot during the winter, I need to be able to check cows, pair out, and check the fat lot when ground conditions could be slick. Has anyone tried a pair. Would apprecitate any feed back on hoof boots. Thanks
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    11-28-2011, 09:33 PM
I like horse shoes with borium spots welded to them.
    11-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Boots need to be fitted to the shape of your horses hooves so not all boots will fit all horses, but I have heard these are great for rough conditions Easyboot Glue-On | The High Performance Hoof Boot | EasyCare Inc.

The edge might also be good http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots...boot_edge.aspx I use the epics which have been great, I haven't used them in the winter yet so I can't say how they work for snow....good luck!
    12-14-2011, 04:44 PM
I use the Cavallo Simple boots with studs in them for winter riding, slippery conditions and for our annual Fox hunt for extra traction. They work great!
    12-14-2011, 07:12 PM
I just got turned onto Renegade boots. You can order them with studs affixed.
    12-14-2011, 07:41 PM
I use Easyboot Epics.
    12-15-2011, 01:00 AM
I think it depends how slippery as to the above. They are all general type treads and I've tried OMs, Epics and Gloves in slick clay and found them to be like ice skates in the worst areas! On tracks I used to trot & canter safely on shod horses, in boots there were some spots I didn't even feel safe on my horse at a walk and he was slipping everywhere while led behind me.... we both ended up looking like appaloosas from the mud!

Easycare do have a boot the same as the Epic but with a very aggressive tread, called the Grip. Unfortunately haven't tried these myself, but they're made for those conditions & other people I know that have used them have found them good.
    12-15-2011, 06:31 AM
Also interested in what is sutable for going through water

I would love to know it any of them can be used to ride through water for long periods like on the beach and in lakes etc..
Anyone know if the manufacturers say that's ok and if so anyone find what they have to work?

As I;m a little scared of stone fish in the water where I live and thought I could use these to put my mine at ease anyone think it would prevent a stone fish attack??
    12-15-2011, 04:06 PM
They all be fine for beach riding. Low profile would be best, to avoid potential rubbing from sand and salt I reckon So epics or gloves would be my choice, assuming they fit well.
Stone fish... Aren't they in rockpools? Are horses known to stand on them?
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    12-15-2011, 04:12 PM
What's a stone fish? I'm picturing big catfish looking thing with teeth?

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