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I Need Some Simple Hoof Boots
My horse is adjusting to going barefoot in the front and he's really sore over the harder ground at the ranch. He seems to be totally fine when he's in the nice, cushy arena sand, but the rest of the time he's very sore, so I've decided that I'd like to try putting hoof boots on him while he is adjusting.
I've been trying to read into them more and figure out which ones would work well for us without having to post a topic, but I'm getting very confused, so I'd really appreciate some help on which ones to get.
First and foremost I want something that will be easy to put on and take off, as I will only have them on him a minimal amount. (probably only to and from the tie/arena are from his stall) So that means I will be putting them on and taking them off minimally once every day, even if I am in a hurry and just taking him out to turn him out in the arena.
I also want something that is not going to be uncomfortable for my horse. I feel like at this point he's been through enough soreness and would rather not put something on him that will rub him, even if he is only wearing them for a short time.
It doesn't matter too much if they don't last very long, as they won't be used for long periods of time and only until his feet are in better condition.
Most likely I won't even be riding him in these boots, and if I did end up riding him in them it would only be at a walk for a short time over pretty even terrain. Most of the riding I do at the moment is light arena work, which he can do just fine (as stated, because of the sand) and will not need the boots.
I'd prefer to spend less money, and only spend more if it is absolutely necessary.
Thank you very much for helping me through this headache! =P
My horse just got his front shoes pulled on Sunday so he's going through the same thing! He's okay on grass but very ouchy on gravel/ harder surfaces. I ordered a pair of EasyBoot Epics http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_epics/Easyboot_Epic.aspxn . They should be here tomorrow, so i'll let you know how i like them. Though I am planning on riding with them for trail rides, but ultimately i would like him to be accustom to riding without them. From my understanding hoof boots are not generally used for turnout. Sorry i can't be of much help! I'm just starting the "transition" period journey.
The easiest boot to put on and take off is prolly the Cavallo Simple boot. If your horse needs extra padding you can purchase a sheet of good exercise pad material from Walmart and cut it to fit. You can certainly ride in them as well. ;)
I actually have some Boa Boots I'm trying to sell. They're too big for my horse.
Well what size are they? I have size 2s and one of my horses is just about out of them.
Size 3...my appy had big feet lol.
I might be interested if the op isn't.. Shoot I have some Cavallos that are way too big tho I bought according to the size chart..
I actually want Cavallos....what size are yours? lol.
Nevermind this post actually, I ended up just ordering easyboot edge boots because they seem like they will work well for what I need and be pretty easy to put on and take off..thank you all for the input =)
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