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post #1 of 5 Old 06-28-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Easyboot Trail Review

Just got back from my first ride with my new East Boot Trails.

I had my geldings front shoes removed about 3 weeks ago, he had been shod for his whole life pretty much, 12 years. He is my only horse that was/is shod, everyone else is barefoot already.

I decided to go with the easy boot trails after alot of research. I wanted something that was easy to put on, somewhat durable, and inexpensive and the trails diffidently fit the bill.

They were easy to measure for, I did it the day after a fresh trim/when he had his shoes removed. I bought them at Valley Vet and paid $105 for a pair, a bit cheaper then easy boots actual site.

They were very easy to put on, they go on toe first then the heel. I had to knock on them just a little bit before they fell into place. Then they Velcro around the hoof. The velcro seems very strong, not your standard stuff.

Once they were on I did hand walk him a bit just to see how he would react. At first he did pick his feet up a little higher then he usually does but soon stopped as hes pretty lazy in general and all but drags his feet when walking.

Overall I like how they worked. I only rode for maybe 45 mins, didn't want to over do it his first time out and also it was raining pretty hard.

Did mostly walking on the road but we did do some trotting in a pretty muddy field and the boots stayed on just fine.

At the end of the ride when i dismounted I did notice however that the boots were both turned just slightly to my right. Not enough to hinder the use but I do sort of wonder why. They do seem to be a good fit, nice and snug so Im chalking it up to the fact that it was raining and pretty wet out. During our riding in the field they were submerged in water totally.

I would recommend them for riders who are transitioning to barefoot or anyone whos horse it a bit tender footed and needs a bit of extra protection on the trails. Eventually I would like to go totally barefoot and only use them where its really rocky and uncomfortable for the horse. I also feel like they would be an excellent spare tire for horses that have thrown a shoe.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-17-2013, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the review! Do you still like them after having them for a while?
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Yes, thank you for the review. I'm sorry I missed it when you first posted it...are you still using them?
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-18-2013, 11:36 PM
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I have used Easyboot Trail boots and would also highly recommend them! When we first got them, we used them in place of shoes on our Morgan, whom we drove on the road, several miles multiple times a week. We didn't like the idea of the lack of shock absorbency shoes provide, and how slippery they can be without borium(?) on them. They held up wonderfully AND were easy to use, as well as simple to fit. This cart horse just flew down the road, and the boots never flung off or moved. Driving on gravel you could tell she was more comfortable, as well. Now we use them on our Paint mare for trail riding, and they also work wonders. She gets a bit 'ouchy' on rocks and stones, and these really help her walk over them without wavering. They are the same four boots from our Morgan, and still are going strong.

My only negative experience with them is you might encounter some chafing if you over-use them, which they do warn about how many hours/miles per day of abuse they can take. Occasionally small stones will find their way in, but don't really affect mine whole lot. For a pleasure trail rider they are perfect, especially for what I need them for. Just use them on any rocky trails you go on for extra support, and for 'healing' time in between, stick to dirt, field, and grass to ride on.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-22-2013, 08:13 PM
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To add to the above, I recently ordered a pair of Easyboot originals and comfort pad inserts for the front hooves of my mare, who was suffering from Laminitis. Later, she had a serious relapse, so I ordered another set for her rears. Before the second pair arrived I had to put the mare down.

When I called EasyCare, Inc to ask for a return authorization for the second pair, unopened and unused, I was surprised when the lady asked whether I wanted to return the first pair as well. I told her I had been using them and was pleased with them. I told her I had no more need for them, since I had to put the mare down, but that I was not dissatisfied in any way. She said that since they were still within the 30-day money-back guarantee time frame, I was welcome to return them if I wished.

These days, customer service like that is rare. They have won a loyal customer in me.
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