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post #1 of 7 Old 08-15-2011, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Any Reviews on the "Hoof Eeze Boots" ?

Mitch has had (so far) one hoof abcess, and one puncture wound to his front hooves this winter, and it's keeping him out of action The latest is still healing, and the winter is doing us no favours in letting it heal(snowed for the first time in history today). So far I have been keeping it poulticed, and wrapped with a nappy, plastic bag, vet wrap, electrical tape and duct tape(i've tried it all in many different combos)... I've put on so much duct tape it turns into a hoof-cast, because mr houdini out there can get off anything and everything... Yes, that even includes inner tubes that have been TIED to his leg... and then duct taped over that!

So, I need to keep his hoof clean, and after tonight having him manage to brake my hoof wrap yet AGAIN, I think I may have to just spend the money on a hoof boot of some sort and hope to hell that it stays on(because this is downright ridiculous, its like he WANTS to be lame), and the one I have found to be my favourite so far is the Hoof eeze boot. So if anybody has had any good/bad reviews of that for me it would be much appreciated, as I am at my wits end with this horse being constantly lame! He is not lame at the moment, but if that draining hole gets clogged up with mud again, there goes another 2 weeks of training.

I read a sentence on the manufacturers website that so far no horse has been able to get the boot off... Well they haven't met Mitchell This horse can get a brand new shoe off, yeah, a normal horse shoe that has been nailed on, within one week, and hide it **** well... He is in a flat paddock half the size of my lounge (small) and I can not find that shoe. So I'm just gonna have the other one pulled off

And yeah, that was a bit of a rant also ... I feel better now


This is the specific boot...
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Holly, my problem with those boots is if they gonna stay on. I tried "standard" boots (Epics and basic) when my horse cut off the frog and it had to be covered, and she ripped them off in 2 days completely. I personally found to be old duct/Gorilla tape wrap to be the most reliable (although yes, you must wrap once/twice day) and actually cheaper. I used to wrap when my paint had abscess, and I wrapped my qh when she cut that frog.


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Holly, my problem with those boots is if they gonna stay on. I tried "standard" boots (Epics and basic) when my horse cut off the frog and it had to be covered, and she ripped them off in 2 days completely. I personally found to be old duct/Gorilla tape wrap to be the most reliable (although yes, you must wrap once/twice day) and actually cheaper. I used to wrap when my paint had abscess, and I wrapped my qh when she cut that frog.
Yeah that was my main concern too, because I don't want to pay $60 a boot if they're gonna come off. But they seem to think on the website that no horse so far has gotten them off. (as I said they haven't met Mitch but who knows )
I like duct tape and all, but it's $30 a roll, and wrapping and re-wrapping/patching up to 4 times a day uses up duct tape pretty quick and its adding up very quickly.

I did read up on the history of the guy that makes them, and he designed them after one of his own horses come up with an abcess and pulled off and lost 3 $90 boots within 3 days, he then tried a few other kinds of boots that were made at the time and none worked well, so he designed the hoof eeze boot.

I think I may end up trying the boot eventually, but right now I don't have $60 spare, so it may be a few weeks of duct tape yet (Oh joy)

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$30! Wow!

It's under $10 here. I used just 2 rolls wrapping my qh for 2 weeks. But yes, with the price down there where you live + 4 times/day it's costly indeed.

Well... Good luck with the boot if you decide on it! Don't forget to share your experience then!

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$30! Wow!

It's under $10 here. I used just 2 rolls wrapping my qh for 2 weeks. But yes, with the price down there where you live + 4 times/day it's costly indeed.

Well... Good luck with the boot if you decide on it! Don't forget to share your experience then!
Yeah, we pay a lot for it here I'm just really thankful that my parents are happy to keep supplying me with horse stuff that I need, but if I can find a cheaper overall solution I'm all for it, I feel really guilty about having to ask for rolls of duct tape all the time

If I do decide on it I will definately share my experience with it.. If it works for Mitch then I'm pretty confident it will work for any other horse out there

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My horse can get any boot off except Cavallo Sport boots. For some reason they stay on. They spin around a little, but they do stay on.

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My horse can get any boot off except Cavallo Sport boots. For some reason they stay on. They spin around a little, but they do stay on.
MBP, did you try TURN OUT with them? I'm pretty sure he'll get it off quite fast.

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