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post #1 of 22 Old 08-24-2010, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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EZ boots?

Has anyone used these? Are they worth the money? My mare could really benifet from a pair of these. Do you have to use them on all four feet? Are they long lasting? How did your horse react to them? did they make a diffrence in your ride?

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post #2 of 22 Old 08-24-2010, 01:51 PM
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I use Easy Boot Edge boots on my mare who has tender front feet. I use them in our rocky arena and on trails. She's fine pastured without boots/shoes. They help her avoid stone bruises and limping from hitting rocks. She does fine in them.

If your horse is sound and doesn't limp/trip when ridden on trails or the arena, then you shouldn't need boots.
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post #3 of 22 Old 08-24-2010, 02:37 PM
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Im actually thinking of getting some for my new mare as she's really tender & although she normally goes alright on pavement & gravel, she was super tender yesterday cuz she'd had her feet trimmed a cpl days before.
I will just be using these for riding on gravel & pavement with her. The thing about these boots is that they come in only one or 2 sizes (a neat trick if your horse's feet are too small, is to wrap them in vet wrap/duct tape before putting the boots on as they should fit snug). I wouldn't use them for rough mountain riding, however as they tend to rip off if your horse catches on a root or is walking through mud/ musckegy areas.
2 friends brought them with their horses when we went on a week-long trip in the mountains & had nothing but problems. One of the horses actually had to be shod half-way through because he'd busted/lost all his boots.
They're not supposed to change the way a horse moves & alot of ppl just get them for the front feet, but it all depends on what you want them for & your horse.

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post #4 of 22 Old 08-24-2010, 02:47 PM
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People ride Endurance races in Easy Boots all the time. If they're properly fitted and applied, they will hold up to any terrain/condition. If the horse's hoof shape isn't right for the boot, then no, they won't work as well. Easy Care has a "fit kit" for most of their boots to help choose the right size.

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The Edge boots that I use come in four sizes.
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Easy Boot Epics and Bares come in 11 different sizes.
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If you find you are going to use these please see if you can use a friends before buying.

Some horses they are just impossible to get to stay on because of the shape of their hoof.


I would research all of the available hoof boot options and decide what you want after that. There are so many options out there. The boot that works perfectly for someone else might not work for what you want.


I will say, there is nothing easy about putting on and taking off a pair of easy boots.
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post #6 of 22 Old 08-24-2010, 06:12 PM
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I tried most EZ boots. At the moment go with the Edge (the latest). I also liked Bares, and was not big fan of Epics (because of the wire system, which I had problems with). Gloves look like a great idea, but they didn't fit my horse (and for those unfortunately you need very good fit).

BTW, my horses have different hoofs - one completely round, one oval (EZ boots designed towards oval hoofs), and neither had issues with the boot. Gator + tie system usually keep it place pretty good.
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I will say, there is nothing easy about putting on and taking off a pair of easy boots.
1 min max per hoof to put on, 10 secs to take off. For Bares, and Epics. Edge actually takes little longer, because you have to use that screw to tighten the boot.
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We are using them on Rain as her feet aren't in the greatest shape and she was a bit tender when we got her home. She did great with them on!

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post #9 of 22 Old 08-24-2010, 09:42 PM
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I highly recommend looking at the Cavallo Sport Boots. They're a modified version of their Simple Boots. I just got a pair for my TB. They fit him like a glove, don't come off, and don't cause rubs. They're not cheap, but I absolutely love them.

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I had some Edge EasyBoots for one of my geldings and they were awesome! They were very easy to put on and take off and stayed on great. Make sure you get the right size, though! They show you how to measure for them on the official website. If I recall correctly they also give you an idea of the types of hooves they won't work for, too.
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