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    09-14-2009, 07:21 PM
  #1
Weanling
Hoof Boot recomendations and reviews

Whats everybodys opinions and recomendations on hoof boots?
     
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    09-14-2009, 09:01 PM
  #2
Weanling
I ride him about 4x per week for about an hour. They will be used on rocky/gravely areas. I would like to take him over small logs, and cavelettis on a gravely area if these would protect his hooves. So far the best brand I have herd of is the easy boot. My only concern is hat I've herd that the boots will cause the horse to shuffle their feet (even when not wearing them), is this true. My instructor knows of 2 people that this happened to, has this happened to anybody elses horses?
     
    09-15-2009, 07:34 AM
  #3
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Originally Posted by nirvana    
My only concern is hat I've herd that the boots will cause the horse to shuffle their feet (even when not wearing them), is this true. My instructor knows of 2 people that this happened to, has this happened to anybody elses horses?
Wow, never heard of that one.

We have 10 barefoot Horses and when we take them out to areas with gravel and rough terrain we use Cavallo Boots and Old Mac II, one fits better for round Hooves and one fits better for Oval.

We did not like the Easy Boots too much, over steppers pull them off, they dig in to the back of the foot, can be hard to latch and unlatch, etc.

We have tried the Boa Boots too, did not like them, too hard to get on unless you do a trim every 3 weeks.

I suggest double checking sizing suggestions from manufacture as many of the Boots do not match up to Steel Shoe Sizes.

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    09-16-2009, 08:33 PM
  #4
Foal
I have a pair of boa boots that were recommended to me by the Farrier, size 2 fits either one of my horses. I do not have a issues with putting them on and I use the gaiters which are inserts that seem to help make the fit. I pratice putting them on the off with my horses so that if I am on a stony trail I can get them on fairly quick. I have a friend that uses the old mac and old mac only, however the gaiters are the same for each type of boot old mac/boa boot which in nice to know. The old mac have a more aggressive tread and are better in mud and wet grass although they seem to wear faster than the boa boot. They really help if your horse is like mind and gets stone brused, although we are going to try shoes next spring for the first time on each of my horses , one is 13 and other is 7 ( mother and daughter ) .
     
    09-16-2009, 08:37 PM
  #5
Weanling
Thanks guys, I seem to be getting all sorts of different opinions, so I may just have to do some research of my own. Any other sugestins are still appreciated.
     
    09-18-2009, 05:23 PM
  #6
Foal
I just got my newly barefoot horse EasyBoot Epics this week. So far so good! I have ridden in them 3 times, they are easy to get on and off. They also do not shift. Once you get the right size they work great! I originally ordered my horse a size one based on his hoof measurements, but they were really tight and hard to get on. I went up to a size two and they fit perfectly. So far I have no complaints about them!

Here they are:
Easyboot Epic | The Industry Leading Hoof Boot | EasyCare Inc.
     
    09-19-2009, 07:28 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by CiscoKidd    
I just got my newly barefoot horse EasyBoot Epics this week. So far so good! I have ridden in them 3 times, they are easy to get on and off. They also do not shift. Once you get the right size they work great! I originally ordered my horse a size one based on his hoof measurements, but they were really tight and hard to get on. I went up to a size two and they fit perfectly. So far I have no complaints about them!

Here they are:
Easyboot Epic | The Industry Leading Hoof Boot | EasyCare Inc.

I completely agree here. Not at all a fan of the regular easbooyts, but have had great success with these. I use boas for my horses that have more square or triangular shaped hooves, and find that the easyboots work better for horses with rounder hooves. I love them - and definitely prefer the easyboot epics over any other hoof boots i've used. I also like that they are sold separately (as opposed to a pair) and they make replacement parts for them so that if one is broken you can repair or replace just that one and not have to get an entire new set.
     

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