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        02-14-2011, 09:04 PM
      #11
    Trained
    I agree with JFImage. Calvallo's are great for round hooves. They stay on too. Just don't go by their sizing chart. It's waaay off.
         
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        02-14-2011, 09:12 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Ok,,, I'm going to ask a very basic question.. sorry to have to.. can someone please explain the purpose of using boots? Do you use them with shoes or just without? I have never used any and I don't know anyone that does. I just kinda figured they were for support... but I want to make sure that I am not doing something for my horses that I should be doing..

    Thanks for any info... I appreciate it!
         
        02-14-2011, 09:22 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Kathlene    
    Ok,,, I'm going to ask a very basic question.. sorry to have to.. can someone please explain the purpose of using boots? Do you use them with shoes or just without? I have never used any and I don't know anyone that does. I just kinda figured they were for support... but I want to make sure that I am not doing something for my horses that I should be doing..

    Thanks for any info... I appreciate it!
    I wanted a pair of boots for my mare because 1. Its cheaper than getting them shod for the summer and 2. Depending on the style of the boot it gives protection to the hoof. For examle: my mare has really flat feet which makes her really ouchy on gravel etc. especially after a trim.

    You can use some boots when your horse may loose a shoe on a trail. I have seen a lot of endurance riders use them also. They would fill you in more as why they use them.

    If I forgot any reasons others feel free to jump in.
         
        02-14-2011, 09:22 PM
      #14
    Trained
    I know with Cavallos, it does not recommend putting them on over shoes. Boots are good in an emergency when your horse throws a shoe, good for barefoot horses who are going on hard surfaces they are not yet adapted to, and good for hoof problems that require keeping the foot clean while it's being treated. Endurance riders seem to use them a lot.
         
        02-14-2011, 09:28 PM
      #15
    Foal
    My mare has a round hoof. The glove would not fit her. I did some research and took a chance on the Renegade and LOVE them. I live in hawaii and there is a lot of lava rock where I am and the boots hold up great!!! They are very easy to put on and take off and I was surprised how soft and light they are. I would defenetlly buy them again!!!








         
        02-15-2011, 02:55 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Do you use boots on just the front, or on all four?
         
        02-15-2011, 10:00 AM
      #17
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Twinklebelle    
    Do you use boots on just the front, or on all four?
    Most people use just on front (where the most weight goes). However if you ride on very rough terrain (say in rocky park or in mountains) all 4 would be a good idea.

    Kathlene, boots is kinda substitute for the shoes. Like you may not need shoes 24/7 while horse is in pasture, but only that 1 hour/day on trail. Boots are very popular among trail riders, but I know they are used in ring work too (I've seen in jumping).
         

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