Pull-On Bell Boots..Aargh! - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 01-19-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In a hicktown
Posts: 3,489
• Horses: 7
Pull-On Bell Boots..Aargh!

Hey all
I got pull ons for christmas and they are really, and I mean really stiff. I need tips on how to get them on easily. Videos would be really helpful.
Thanks

VB

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
VanillaBean is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 01-19-2011, 06:38 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Well... We do it together sometime.... Other than that no advice except pulling harder.

BTW, I usually turn them inner side up, put on from the wide end and then pull the other (narrow side) in opposite directions making it wider while moving the whole thing on hoof.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 01-19-2011, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In a hicktown
Posts: 3,489
• Horses: 7
Ok, Thanks!

VB

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
VanillaBean is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 01-20-2011, 12:41 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
Soaking in warm/hot water will help.
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 01-20-2011, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In a hicktown
Posts: 3,489
• Horses: 7
OK will try
Anyone else??

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
VanillaBean is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 01-21-2011, 08:35 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
lol, I know! I hhaaaatte pull on bell boots so much!

I grew to like the velcro on boots, but unfortunately Nelson destroys those during turn out, so I had to go back to the dreded pull on ones. I do what Kitten stated, turn the boots inside out, and start with the wide end first and stretch the opening as much as you can while pulling with all your might. Lol.

MIEventer is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 01-21-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In a hicktown
Posts: 3,489
• Horses: 7
Haha! OK thanks MIE

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
VanillaBean is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 01-21-2011, 12:57 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
Show those pull on boots who's boss! RAWR! :P

MIEventer is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 01-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten_Val View Post

BTW, I usually turn them inner side up, put on from the wide end and then pull the other (narrow side) in opposite directions making it wider while moving the whole thing on hoof.
This is how I put them on.

If it is cold where you are you might find they will go on easier if they are warm. Leaving them near the heat in the car all the way to the barn and put them inside your coat and put them on quickly then.

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 View Post
Soaking in warm/hot water will help.
But they will be slippery so that might make them even more difficult to apply.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 01-22-2011, 11:24 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 284
• Horses: 1
I read somewhere that spraying WD-40 on the part that's next to the hoof helps. I haven't tried it yet though (:
xxJustJumpItxx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
give me your best offer for splint boots, bell boots, and two rope halters kaydeebug Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 01-12-2011 12:24 AM
17 inch King Saddle/bell boots/splint boots myQHpaul Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 05-09-2010 06:58 PM
Professional's Choice SMB boots,bell boots,and tail wrap.... Piaffe Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 03-07-2010 03:24 PM
Professional Boots, bell boots, Grooming set and more for sale. CowGirlUp9448 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 11 01-17-2010 01:03 PM
Help with Splint boots, sport boots, bell boots, etc. southerncowgirl93 Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-25-2009 10:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome