Originally Posted by NorthernMama
So, I called up the store I bought from (Knickers Saddlery in BC -AWESOME support!), and asked some questions. In a nutshell, here are the three main points that we discussed:
1. Yes, the boots do soften up after use and this can cause the "v" at the top to be too flexible.
2. The "fix" to that is a powerstrap as long as the boots definitely fit well otherwise.
3. Comfort pads can help too -- or go to the home reno store and buy a roll of 6 mm cushion flooring. A pair of pads will last only about 5 or 6 rides.
I am confident that the gloves do actually fit my horse, so I ordered the powerstraps and will get the cushioning as well. I sure hope it works, otherwise the gloves are up for sale and I'm going to buy renegades instead.
I have had my easy boot gloves for about 6 months now, and about... hmm... a month ago, they fell off for the first time. Well, they didnt really fall of, but I was galloping uphill, and when we started slowing down I heard a strange clacking sound and looked down to find one of my horses boots had somehow managed to work itself off his foot... like, the boot itself was in front of the hoof, and the velcro was still as secure as ever... I didnt have any problems with it again till last week, when after coming out of some water, her boots came off in the same way, AGAIN. And then, yesterday when I was galloping up a hill, I stopped to hear the weird clacking sound, and discovered one of the screws on the side had came off... Needless to say, I am devestated. I love those things...
Im very upset that the boots started falling apart 6 months into owning them... >.< And, no returns can be made. I think all the parts on the easyboots are replaceable?
Anyway, what does the cushioning do? And looking at the renegade... god that's allot of money...