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post #1 of 7 Old 08-18-2008, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid bell boots...!

What's the secret to pull-on bell boots?!?! My mare's brand new bell boots fit her when I finally manage to pull them on, but they are a &*^% to try and actually pull on! ..and off, although that's easier...
I would love some tips or tricks, I'm new to the bell-boot game.
Problem is, I really like the weight of the bell-boots I just got her... the velcro ones seemed very heavy and clunky... not to mention a good twice the price (not that that matters.)
Anyways... should I just concede defeat and get velcro ones, or can someone please share some secrets..?


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-18-2008, 11:08 PM
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I rest my horse's foot kind of in between/on top of my knees (facing backwards like i'm cleaning it out). I take the bell boot, turn it inside out and pull it on starting with the toe, using my hands to pull on one side then the other. Then once it's on i turn it right side out. I agree they're a pain. But for some reason the more you do it the easier it gets! Plus if they're the gum/rubber kind they do get more stretchy after a bit.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-18-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: Stupid bell boots...!

and yeah, i hate the velcro kind. i never feel like they fit as well and the velcro rips. waste of money in my opinion!
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-19-2008, 09:06 AM
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I agree with upnover but I also spit on the boot to lube the rubber. I suppose you can use a wet sponge but spitting is guy thing.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-19-2008, 10:55 AM
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try using vaseline or petroleum jelly, just put some on ur horses hoof and the bell boots and they'll slide right on.

or you an let them sit in hot water for about 15mins- 30mins and the hot water will let the rubber expand then you can slide them right on and then when they dry they shrink back up.

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-19-2008, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all!! I knew there were some tricks out there!


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post #7 of 7 Old 10-29-2008, 09:41 PM
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Okay i feel ur pain....my horsse wears them too!!!! it took me a whole year to figure this out what you do is....turn them inside out and spray WD-40 on them and the hoof...wont hurt hoof....i promise and then they slide right on....like magic!!! ket me kno if it works for u!!

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