Originally Posted by DancingArabian
Has anyone purchased used hoof boots before? I'm thinking of getting a set of easyboot gloves for my horse to get better traction in wet and snowy conditions (I'd be using them with studs). Is there anything you need to look out for when buying used? Is there any difference in sizing due to them being used?
Any experiences both good or bad are welcome!
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I bought the easy boot gloves once, albeit not used. They lasted for a few months before completely falling to shreds. I would stress the thought that if you get them, they need to fit *exactly* right. And after a while the rubber will stretch abit. I wasn't to thrilled with their gloves, they just weren't THAT amazing. I had them for about... Say 6 months, and in that time replaced the screws twice, and the gator part ripped off and I didn't want to spend more on them. Not worth it. Every time I rode they came off, always when we were cantering/galloping... uhh, dangerous? They didnt come off all the way, the boot itself somehow would slip off and flap behind his leg while the gator held it on...Some boots, regardless of size just aren't going to fit your horse. And maybe I had bad experiences because the boots didn't fit correctly? I don't know. I would buy used boots depending on how used they actually were... I rode about 5 days a week, about 5-10 miles a ride on rocky dirt roads, and as previously stated they lasted me about 6 months, bought brand new. Snow nay be allot easier on them then rocky roads, you might get a longer life spam out of them. I will personally not get another pair of the gloves... Too much falling off and breaking and money for only 6 months of life.