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    10-30-2007, 09:28 AM
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Old Mac hoof boots

I have finally decided to get some hoof boots for trail riding. I am looking at the Old Mac G2. Does anyone use these and if you have some, do they have spikes inside that go into the hoof? I have only seen pictures of them so far, we don't have a dealer close. I have heard that some brands have metal thingys inside that kind of dig into the hoof to keep them on. I don't want that :roll:
     
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    10-30-2007, 11:01 AM
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The ones with the spikes are "easyboots". Old macs do not have any metal inside, to my knowledge.. A good friend of mine has the G2's and is happy with them. I have tried and bought the Boas made by easycare.. I like them a lot. I also have a pair of Cavallo Simple boots which I love but they are too large and slip around too much. I think their sizings are a bit off.. I also have the old fashioned easyboots, they are ok, but I don't recommend them. The epics and bares have gaitors to help keep them on so they are ok. You can tamp down and/or cover the spikes in the easyboots but, why bother with so many others available. :)

Holler if you want any other advice on boots.
     
    10-30-2007, 11:57 AM
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Thanks appy, We have been having some spousal "conversations" on wether to shoe or boot for when we go to the places that recommend shoes. I finally decided to try the boot and hubby agreed Since you are in SE Kansas, is there anyplace that carries them? We are near Winfield.
     
    10-30-2007, 01:15 PM
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Vida, are there any tack stores close by? They should of have it.. All stores in my area carry old macs and simply boot. However prices are different. :)

Let us know the experience - I'll have to buy something next year too...
     
    10-30-2007, 01:36 PM
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Vida, are there any tack stores close by? They should of have it.. All stores in my area carry old macs and simply boot. However prices are different. :)

Let us know the experience - I'll have to buy something next year too...
We have several stores that sell tack, not sure if I would call them "tack stores" More like feed/farm stores. I have never seen boots in any of them. I think I am going to order online. We are on our way out to measure feet right now. I'll be sure to post after we try them out.
     
    10-30-2007, 01:56 PM
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I see... By tack store I mean they sell mostly tack and barn supply, not feed (not counting the treats). Be sure to trim horses before taking the measurements (that's what I know for sure)!
     
    10-30-2007, 04:52 PM
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Well, that's that. They can't fit either of the girls since they have such weird shaped feet. I called easycare easyboot and we looked at all the boots they make. None of them would fit them. They suggested I look into custom boots but I checked the price on some and they run about $300-400 for just the front feet. Guess I will go with hubbys plan to just shoe them next time we go to a "rocky" place. Thanks for all the input.
     
    10-31-2007, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Thanks appy, We have been having some spousal "conversations" on wether to shoe or boot for when we go to the places that recommend shoes. I finally decided to try the boot and hubby agreed Since you are in SE Kansas, is there anyplace that carries them? We are near Winfield.
Not that I am aware of. I have seen the Easyboots in some shops. You might try Mitchels?sp in Wichita/derby I think has one also. I'd call around. I just ordered my Boas online from KV Vet as they had the best price.. Online catalogs, I'd check country supply, valley vet, kv vet, the cavallo site for simple boots, ebay, that's all I can think of right now. HEY, I have a great trimmer who is in Wichita. She can fit boots for you.. I think she carries the easy boot epics right now.. She's hoping to stock some different boots as well. They aren't cheap tho.. If you want her contact info go to her site. She is very good.. I highly recommend her trims and she isn't too $$$ either. http://www.barefoothooves.net/index.html

Otherwise, measure the hooves and compare the boots by the chart on this page.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/boot_swap.htm[/url]
     
    10-31-2007, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Well, that's that. They can't fit either of the girls since they have such weird shaped feet. I called easycare easyboot and we looked at all the boots they make. None of them would fit them. They suggested I look into custom boots but I checked the price on some and they run about $300-400 for just the front feet. Guess I will go with hubbys plan to just shoe them next time we go to a "rocky" place. Thanks for all the input.
AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!

LOL, Do give Amber a shout before you decide to shoe.. She may be able to get those hooves back into good shape so the boots will work. What is the weirdness? On their sizes? Maybe they just need tweaking up with a good trim. ;) I am a barefoot lover.. lol
     
    10-31-2007, 08:42 AM
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I have checked several site sizing charts and I can't find any that are different. They are more thatn 2-4 sizes wider than they are long. And every one says if that is the case then boots won't fit. I too am a barefoot advocate and it has been frustrating finding a farrier who won't knife off the sole and frog. Thanks so much for Ambers # I will give her a call today. They just got trimmed Sunday but we may have her out for a consult anyway.
     

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