I am planning to purchase some hoof boots for my hore. He is barefoot now, and I don't want to put him into shoes. He isnt overly sensitive, per se, but he is kept on moist soft ground, go his hooves are not all that hard. I rode him last fall on trails without boots, he is a little ouchy over gravel. Plus he has an old injury to his rt. Rear where the cornanary band is injured and there is about 1/4 inch line of hoof that does not get outter hoof wall far back on his outter quarter. He is 100% sound on it and never had any problems--just looks ugly. I want to be able to put the boots on if the groud gets rocky (the terrain around here verys ALOT) on all fours, just to prevent anything happening to his bummed hind. I get the farrier out about every 8 weeks to basically check on the job that I am doing. I wrasp every two weeks, so the hoof should be able to fit the boot all the time. I have looked at several types of boots, the ones that are carried locally include old macs, easyboots, and cavallos. I like the cavallo cause they look very easy to put on. But they do up with velcro...
Has anyone had any expereince with these? Do they rub, fall off, etc.?
My horse has fretty round/flat feet, so Im not sure if they fit a certain type. Thanks in advance, and sorry about the length.