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post #11 of 19 Old 11-23-2010, 10:44 PM
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I usually tap them on with a rubber mallet! I admit they are a bit of a struggle, but they are the best boots I've found. At least they stay on the horse well for me!

My Mustang didn't fit the shape of the Easyboot Gloves at all. The Epics are basically the same shape, but because of the cable system I can get them good and tight any they stay on anyway. I have even used size 2 boots on horses that should have been in a size 1, and still managed to keep them on long trail rides.

I thought the Easyboot Bares were a BEAR to get on and off. Much harder than the Epics! And I loved the ease of the Old Macs, but the soles started cracking after only two trail rides.

So that's why I am sticking to the Epics. And Easycare has been good to me in the customer support department. I really can't complain, other than the cost of the boots!

Now replacing the cables is also a pain, but I have only had to fix, I would say 3-4 cables in 5 years of using the boots. So that's not too bad. I was able to find the cable at The Home Depot. They also had some small cable clamps to clamp it with, but they are a little bit larger than the ones from Easycare. But if one isn't concerned with looks, you can jerry-rig a new cable with supplies from Home Depot.
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post #12 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 05:40 AM
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I have epics for bundy and gloves for Latte. I far prefer the gloves - they are fantastic if they fit
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post #13 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Oh god! It's all so confusing lol!
I kinda want to try the Renegades just coz they look cool
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post #14 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
For me, getting the toe into the boot is 1 thing, but getting the rest over the blasted heel is another. And then the material - OMG....I hate it. Hate them, wont ever use them again!
I bet $20 you put them wrong. If you did it the way they show on "Easyboot" website - it's wrong (a TRUE pain). I put them differently. Took 30 secs/boot on Bares, little longer on Edge (as you have to tighten the clip there). Epics - I don't like the secure system, so I don't buy them.
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post #15 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 09:27 AM
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I agree with Val. It takes me about 1 minute to put on an Epic. It's either that or you had the wrong size.

I had a LOT of trouble with the Bares but that was because Rain had/has too much flare to her hoof and in order to be able to get it in, it would have left it too loose at the top and the Bare's are not NEAR as easy to adjust as the Epics.

But, as someone said, that's why there are so many different styles! There are so many hoof variations that we need variety!

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post #16 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 10:30 AM
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LOVE the gloves!! I use them on a horse whose hoof is rehabbing from an old injury, and even though his "bad" foot is not really the right shape (yet) they have not been lost yet, and they don't rub particularly, so they work well for us. They were fairly inexpensive (as far as hoof boots go. . .) and I would note that even if your horse's hoof is not quite the right shape, they can be used with a 'power-strap' to help hold them tighter, and, as well you can fine tune the fit by using a heat gun to help reshape the boots, though our guy's fit is not so bad that I have personally tried that.
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post #17 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 10:56 PM
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I usually tap them on with a rubber mallet!
LOL! I did NOT think of that!

Maybe they are the wrong size -I had the barefoot trimmer measure his feet when I was ordering them and she told me size 1. So that's what I ordered.

I watched some video's on youtube, and they put those boots on much easier than I can with mine.....

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post #18 of 19 Old 11-24-2010, 11:00 PM
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I'm betting you are likely a 2. I would get the fit kit from Easy Care to be sure. You can always trade your 1's for 2's on the hoof boot exchange group!

Oh and just make sure you get the Epic measuring kit. Not all Easyboots use the same measurement system!

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post #19 of 19 Old 11-25-2010, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, probobly! Thanks Amera! I think I'm just going to sell what I have. If I ever have to go barefoot again, I'll look into those Renegade's.

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