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    10-09-2012, 06:53 PM
  #11
Trained
Athletic tape -- another fail, but maybe not...

I tried wrapping athletic tape around her hoof before putting on the boots. It worked on one foot, but not the other. So, maybe I need to put another wrap on the other foot. I will try this again. I'm still ticked that I have to fiddle so much though.

Legend -- Yes you can buy replacement parts for the gloves. Every single piece can be ordered separately. Also, if your gloves are just softening up now from you, but were fine before I think the powerstraps might work for you. They are very easy to put on. The cushioning supposedly can help the boots stay on -- they can act as a shim, but there intended purpose is more therapeutic for a more comfy fit. After I got the cushioning, I thought about it and never did get around to putting any in. I might yet, but I'm not just sure how to do it, really.

I too thought that the renegades were a lot of money. That was before I put out over $300 on gloves and can't get any of it back. Hence my stubbornness to get these dang things to stay on.

Wild spot - I was certain that they fit, but now I'm not. After experimenting I have determined two things that I was not told from Easycare nor the store I bought them from: 1. Joe is right, if you don't need a mallet to put them on, they won't stay. And 2. If the notch at the front top doesn't expand significantly when the boot is put on, then they don't fit. I also spoke with both the store and with Easycare to ensure I was getting the right size for my horse. I guess they were wrong -- I think that the gloves are not the right boot for my horse.

Joe -- I won't do shoes unless there is an extreme circumstance for them. I don't like how they work, I don't have a reliable or good farrier up here and most of the time my horse is 100% being barefoot. Only after a good period of rain her feet get soft and then she doesn't like loose rocks and gravel roads. That was where the easyboot gloves were supposed to come in.

Now I will either make the dang things work, or try to sell them so I have enough money to buy renegades. <sigh> what a waste of time and money. I have noooo patience with this stuff. I hate shopping of ANY kind; this expedition has only reinforced why.
     
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    10-09-2012, 09:56 PM
  #12
Green Broke
This is an interesting thread for me to read because I was very close to trying the Easyboot Gloves but now I'm not so sure.

I normally use Epics and have for about 6 years with good results, but lately it seems like the aluminum buckles on all my Epics are breaking and I am getting so tried of trying to fix/replace them.

They are not the very newest version of the Epics that I am having problems with. So I don't know if the newest ones have better buckles or not. But I swear all my Epics that are 2-3 years old, the buckles are breaking right in half on trail rides and I actually lost a boot for the first time ever (that's after six years of rugged trail riding in various incarnations of the Epics) because the darn buckle broke. I noticed the buckle was broke at one stop and then later my friend told me the boot was missing. My horse never took a lame step so I have no idea where I lost it. And they cost about $70 now to replace. Sigh.

Now my old, old, old Epics that have the flat buckles have never broken and I saved them for parts so if I break a buckle I take one off an old, old boot to repair the newer ones. But I am rather tired of having to do that. I must have done it 3-4 times now.

So I was all ready to try the Gloves but now I don't know what to do! In general my horses don't loose boots. I have never lost one until recently, and that was because the buckle broke. But I don't want to have problems with the Gloves either.

I agree with the part about the mallet. I almost always have to use a mallet to get my Epics on the way they should fit.

So what's a girl to do? Up until this point I was a big believer in Easyboot Epics, I was ready to try the Gloves, and now I guess I perhaps should switch to Renegades?

I tried Old Macs and they didn't work for me at all. I need something that won't rub and will take riding in rocks and rugged terrain for many hours at a time. Suggestions?
     
    10-10-2012, 04:16 AM
  #13
Trained
If easyboots are already working or you, I think the gloves probably will too. I had a pair of epics but I hated the hardware, I sold then and got my two pairs of gloves. I actually think they for a bit better than the epics did.
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    10-10-2012, 05:42 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by wild_spot    
If easyboots are already working or you, I think the gloves probably will too. I had a pair of epics but I hated the hardware, I sold then and got my two pairs of gloves. I actually think they for a bit better than the epics did.
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That sounds good, thanks Wild_Spot!

I actually like the Epics except for the buckle issue. I wonder if the newer buckles hold up better than the ones from a few years ago? Maybe I will try the gloves with one horse.....just a pair since I usually don't boot the back feet. That would give me a chance to try them out without a major investment, although I will need new boots for 2 horses soon.

Did you (or anybody reading this) use the "fit kit" first for finding the right Glove size? I used it years ago when I only had the Mustang and it was apparent the shape wasn't right for him. But now I have two other horses with more normal shaped feet, so I'm thinking I might need to get a couple of the fit kits again to find the exact size.
     
    10-10-2012, 07:11 PM
  #15
Trained
Did you initially use the fit kit for the gloves? Were there any obvious gaps in the shell from day one? I ask because I have one on the way to fit my horse for the newer Back Country Glove boots. I've already wasted enough money on Renegades, so I don't want to keep beating a dead horse. (pardon the pun)

As for the Renegades, for reasons I never figured out, my horse loses them non-stop. He doesn't just get them off, he twists them and pops the cables out of their sockets. I have spent more time trail riding looking for lost hoof boots than actually trail riding. My friend at the same barn with the same breed horse has no problems with hers whatsoever. It's all just so **** subjective. I do love the design of the Renegades, but if it doesn't stay on, what good is it?
     
    10-11-2012, 12:41 AM
  #16
Trained
I was lucky and my trimmer brought out a heap and we just tried them on until we found the right fit. I only use gloves on the fronts as well.
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    10-11-2012, 01:38 AM
  #17
Foal
Renegades

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Originally Posted by thenrie    
I'd like to hear how the straps work for you. I am contemplating buying boots for my mare. Just starting the research before I buy.
well I can tell you I am very happy I invested in the renegades. I have never lost one. Easy on/off too.
     
    10-11-2012, 01:43 AM
  #18
Foal
Renegades

Quote:
Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
This is an interesting thread for me to read because I was very close to trying the Easyboot Gloves but now I'm not so sure.

I normally use Epics and have for about 6 years with good results, but lately it seems like the aluminum buckles on all my Epics are breaking and I am getting so tried of trying to fix/replace them.

They are not the very newest version of the Epics that I am having problems with. So I don't know if the newest ones have better buckles or not. But I swear all my Epics that are 2-3 years old, the buckles are breaking right in half on trail rides and I actually lost a boot for the first time ever (that's after six years of rugged trail riding in various incarnations of the Epics) because the darn buckle broke. I noticed the buckle was broke at one stop and then later my friend told me the boot was missing. My horse never took a lame step so I have no idea where I lost it. And they cost about $70 now to replace. Sigh.

Now my old, old, old Epics that have the flat buckles have never broken and I saved them for parts so if I break a buckle I take one off an old, old boot to repair the newer ones. But I am rather tired of having to do that. I must have done it 3-4 times now.

So I was all ready to try the Gloves but now I don't know what to do! In general my horses don't loose boots. I have never lost one until recently, and that was because the buckle broke. But I don't want to have problems with the Gloves either.

I agree with the part about the mallet. I almost always have to use a mallet to get my Epics on the way they should fit.

So what's a girl to do? Up until this point I was a big believer in Easyboot Epics, I was ready to try the Gloves, and now I guess I perhaps should switch to Renegades?

I tried Old Macs and they didn't work for me at all. I need something that won't rub and will take riding in rocks and rugged terrain for many hours at a time. Suggestions?
its cheaper in the long run to buy the renegades. They are awesome and I have never had any problems even thru mud and water.
     
    10-11-2012, 10:48 AM
  #19
Weanling
I'm convinced. I'm going to order a set of Renegades for the front and see how they do for me. Thanks for all the input, everybody.
     
    10-11-2012, 11:05 AM
  #20
QOS
Green Broke
I have two sets of Easy Boot Gloves. I used the Fit Kit to make sure I ordered the right set. Biscuit's front right has came off 3 times in mud but other than that I have never had a problem with them. They go on without a mallet - I did buy the band for the front but have never put them on. Need to do that. Biscuit wore them for a long time last year when I was growing out his hooves. This year not so much as I haven't needed them. I like them but I do know that a horse with a high heel generally isn't successful in them. That is why I never got them for my other gelding...he has a high heel on his front right!
     

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