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post #1 of 4 Old 07-01-2014, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question Old Mac G2s question

Do these G2 boots require a break in period? My navicular pony was tellin me he was not happy in them. I even got him the pink inserts.

Before someone asks, yes he is normally in eggbars and wedges, but with the extra muddy spring here he lost 7 shoes in a month! And yes, I got him the correct size.

Hand walked for 2 days to get used to them, and tried riding in the outdoor and he put up a big fuss at the walk and was gimpy at the trot. Rode barefoot last night and he seemed fine.
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-01-2014, 07:57 PM
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I just picked up a pair over the weekend. I didn't have any trouble with them. I threw them on, made sure they fit, and went for an hour ride. My mare didn't have any issues and seemed comfortable in them. I noticed a tiny bit of rubbing along one strap, but nothing major and no soreness.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-01-2014, 10:33 PM
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Townes (navicular) was high stepping in his (pink inserts too). Once we got some video to laugh at, he settled down. I actually like them a lot and it was obvious they felt good, especially on pavement.

First time on the trail though, even with the gaiters they twisted so badly we had to take them off and velcro them to my saddle for the rest of the ride. I've got to practice getting them tighter, I guess.

Does everyone use all 4 or just the fronts? I have 4 but with the inserts, etc I think that's a lot going on.

Keep trying, I'm going to.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-01-2014, 10:43 PM
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I don't use Old Mac G2s but I use Easyboot Epics and have never had a horse that didn't get used to them after a few steps. Even my young gelding when he came back from the trainer as a late 2 yr old and had never worn shoes or boots got used to them right away.

So I'm not sure how to help, but I would say it is not normal for a horse not to get used to the boots pretty easily. The worst mine have done is walked with their feet high for a few steps the very first time I put them on. Then they act normal.

I only boot the front feet and my horses do fine with the backs bare.
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