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  • Hoof boots keep dirt small rock out of boot
  • How to keep dirt out of hoof boots

 
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    03-03-2009, 05:49 AM
  #11
Weanling
With the Easyboots, you can buy pads to put in the bottom of the boot if you want something to cushion your horse's feet. My barefoot trimmer recommened the Easyboots over Cavallos as she said Cavallos tend to wear out quicker and don't have the longevity of the Easyboots, but having never tried them wouldn't know myself.
Check out the EasyCare website, they have lots of boots as well as the Epics... > Horse Care at EasyCare, Inc.: Horse Hoof Care, Natural Hoof Care, Hoof Care, Horses
With the bell boots, I've found a pair on eBay for $0.99, haha, so what the heck? I may as well try.
Thanks for the info on the other boots too. Muchly appreciated!!!
     
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    03-03-2009, 08:07 AM
  #12
Started
Redhawk,

You can get a better pad material for the inside of the boot a lot cheaper at a place that sells exercise pads. (here we get it at walmart). It's a really dense material. Cut them to fit and you can replace them much more economically than the ones they sell for the boots. This comfort will help your horse walk properly which will give you the end result of much better hoof health. Sounds like he needs to redevelop/condition his heels. I can't remember the name of the cushion at the heel, but it would be weak due to the current hoof health. Once they are strong he will be able to do without the boots. As for jumping, I would wait until my horses hooves were in shape and then do so barefoot.

Bell boots may help keep the lil bits of gravel out, try it..
     
    03-03-2009, 09:32 AM
  #13
Showing
Barbarosa is still waiting for his Easy boot edge. They have been back ordered for over 2 months Just FYI in case anyone else is thinking about getting the edges.
     
    03-03-2009, 10:54 AM
  #14
Foal
EasyCare has the dirt skirt inserts and also the liquid foam kit, both of which are marketed to help keep dirt/rocks/debris out of the boots and cost is $10-$15...maybe that would help with the gravel?
     
    03-03-2009, 11:34 AM
  #15
Foal
I really like the look of the easy boot glove. And they are popular, on the easy boot website they are all on back-order!

When do you measure your horse for the boot size? Should you do so sometime in between trimmings, or right after?
     
    03-03-2009, 11:11 PM
  #16
Started
You measure right after a trim. I think those gloves look very promising too.
     
    03-06-2009, 08:03 AM
  #17
Showing
Easyboot Bares! They don't need any adjustments and I used them on Jemma all last year everywhere around.

In fact I got Easyboot Epics too for Kiara (mostly because they are little easier to put on and she would be scared too much), and think I did a mistake. Should of go with Bares for her too (she has different size, unfortunately). Epics are good too, but all this wire/clip thing is not my favorite.
     
    03-06-2009, 09:11 AM
  #18
Showing
My husband did some "modifications" to the epics and so far they seem to be holding up. I've used them every time we ride now, mostly because I want to get her used to them.
Easycare has a 50% off upgrade deal, so I figure when I wear the epics out (or maybe before ) I'll trade for the bare or glove, I haven't decided yet. The one thing I don't like about the epics is the clip. I decided to put a piece of duct tape across it when we are going to be in deep rocks. It seems it may get forced up by a rock in the right situation. I may just be paranoid. I'm constantly looking down at them to make sure they are still intact
     
    03-06-2009, 11:44 AM
  #19
Showing
Yep, same with me. I constantly have a feeling the boot opens up, so I keep looking. Lol! Weird!..
     
    03-06-2009, 11:52 AM
  #20
Foal
I had a quick question for those of you that use these boots,

Do you put them just on the front, or do you use them on the front and back??
     

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