Originally Posted by bnayc
I'm not sure what size her hooves are. I can measure tomorrow and get back to you guys. Thanks for the offer! I hope your boots will fit
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If you would like any specific opinions on your horse's feet, pics(see signature link) & more info would help. Agree with NM that tripping is often for other reasons, but if she only does it on rough ground, yes, tender feet are the likeliest reason.
Re boots, you need to measure them immediately after a *good* trim. Hopefully your farrier is experienced with boots & can give you some pointers, but basically, good fit is the biggest issue by far & the best type will be the ones that fit your horse best. Some boots have more or less leeway, fit-wise. Eg 'high profile' boots such as Easyboot Trails, Old Macs, etc and boots such as Epics with a fastening system may still be OK if your horse's feet change a bit or such. Boots such as Boas suit a more upright pasterned, boxy type form, while Gloves are fantastic for good hoof form & frequently trimmed, but due to them having no way of adjustment, they have to fit pretty perfectly, so they're not the best for imperfect feet or those that may go a fair few weeks between trims.
Whether or not you choose an Easycare boot type, on their site there is a lot of great info on sizing & choosing the most appropriate type boot for your horse & situation.