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post #11 of 21 Old 01-09-2010, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I get my horse trimmed at a max of every 4 weeks, and my trimmer is at my grazing yard at least once a week anyway to do other peoples horses so she would easily be able to do a quick rasping if the hoof started to get a bit big or out of shape. I would measure straight after a trim and fit them max a week after a trim (sooner the better), and then keep the hoof that shape with very regular trimming.

Apparently the Power Strap you can get for them is really recommended and can make fitting a bit more forgiving by closing up gaps at the top and making a tighter fit - did you try this? I read from the easycare website that the Gloves are going to start coming with the power strap pre-installed, so they must think it is something that definitely should be used anyway.
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-09-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Should also say that unfortunately we don't have the fitn kit here in NZ, or the power strap. I have asked our NZ dealer if they would let me return the gloves and swap for another size if I had to, waiting for a reply.
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-09-2010, 06:29 PM
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4 weeks! Wow! That's pretty often. I go with 8 weeks and it's even too little in winter (farrier coming in week, but they didn't grow much). May be because of the weather difference between us and NZ?
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post #14 of 21 Old 01-09-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Yea probably, the ground here is probably a lot softer so the feet won't be wearing down naturally as much as if he was living on firmer/rougher ground. He has also just been a paddock horse since his shoes came off 3months ago so again the grass isn't helping at all with wearing the hoof down. Since he is still transitioning I want to keep his feet as nice as possible to avoid imbalances and chipping. When he is back in work again and his feet are healthier then I will be able to get trims done every 6-weeks, but until then I'm happy getting them done regularly as it's not expensive.

I have decided to go with the Edges. As much as I would love the gloves, I don't think they will fit him for long - his feet are just changing too much at the moment and chipping etc. Have been reading on other forums about the Edges and people seem really happy with them.

Will be measuring his feet tomorrow! :-D (and hopefully they will fit lol)
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post #15 of 21 Old 01-10-2010, 09:53 AM
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Let us know the experience when you'll start using them! I'm very curious about the arena experience (because I was thinking about may be using them when jumping).
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post #16 of 21 Old 01-10-2010, 10:03 AM
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You can trim the top away on any of the Easyboots. I still use my original epics, never had any problems with the cables (yet). I've only used them maybe 6-8 times though. Mine came slightly up onto the coronet so my farrier, who fitted them, just trimmed off a bit on the top. Just an FYI if you get your boots and they touch the coronet.


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post #17 of 21 Old 01-10-2010, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip Vidaloco

His feet were a bit rounder than we had thought, his fronts are as wide as they are long - and that's with the pathetic wall he currently has, so will get even wider when that thickens up! (Trimmer recons they are going to be beautiful feet once this new horn grows down more, it looks very healthy and strong!)

His hinds are just going to fit width wise into the Edges, so will go ahead and buy a pair. My trimmer said there is a little more width we could take off by making a bit more of a mustang roll if we have to, so fingers crossed!!

Looks like I will have to wait until they bring out the 'wide' version of the easyboots that apparently they are working on at the moment for his front, but his Old Macs still fit him so they will do for now.
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post #18 of 21 Old 01-15-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got my Edges ... have only used them once but so far I really like them! Easy to put on and tighten and the horse moved really well in them. Only used them briefly in the indoor sand arena at walk, will be taking him up the hill in the next couple of days so that will be their first proper test.

Love the design though
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post #19 of 21 Old 01-15-2010, 05:35 PM
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Great! Let us know how you do outside of the arena.


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post #20 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Horse decded to test their stickability today ... Lunging in an indoor sand arena at trot: he decided there was a boogey monster in the corner, proceeded to spook but tripped himself up and completely skidding out on his back end, scrambled to feet and tried to take off at canter bucking ... (Edges were on hinds)

They stayed on perfectly :-D lol. Still very happy with them, have lunged him in them in the arena and also taken him up the hill - no complaints so far.
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