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    04-13-2012, 08:32 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Painted Horse    
The EAyboot trails are designed for light duty.

Easyboot just announced their new BackCountry boots that are a Mid duty use boot. They look a lot like your Trails but are supposed to be a little tougher and designed for 25-50 miles per week.

I have a collection of broken boots. They do the job, But I get tired of the expense to repair or replace them.

I've been riding easy boot edge's for about a year and a half and I've had to replace 2 gaiters as well as replacing the cables once.

I think I'm going to try Renegades next.
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    04-13-2012, 08:53 PM
Green Broke
I'm going to get a pair of these boots, and I'll let you guys know how I like them!
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    04-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Hi I love the boots they did rub as he was close to needing trim but other than that all good.
They are so easy to get on I am really impressed with them
    04-14-2012, 06:09 PM
Well, I ordered a pair. For anyone that wants to know...the sale Valleyvet is having is $5 off per boot, or 45.95 a piece. Better than nothing!

I just hope they fit well - I look forward to "easy". I love my old mac's - after I get them on! The leather strap is so short. It isn't just my horses' feet, I have 2 pairs and used them on a total of 3 horses...and getting that last outer strap buckled is a bear no matter the horse!!
    05-28-2012, 07:15 PM
SnowynKate - you said that the Trails did rub when he was due for a trim. Was that because you couldn't get them to fit properly around his hoof anymore? Is that the only time they rubbed?

Have you ever used them in mud and swamp? If so, how did they perform? I just can't decide between the trails and the gloves or maybe the backcountries...
    05-29-2012, 01:57 PM
Northernmama, if you are riding through mud, I do not suggest the easyboot trails or the gloves. Take it from someone who has done everything possible to keep the gloves on for over a year - I gave up. I am now the proud owner of I think 8 or 10 pairs of gloves I don't use! Also, this year I rode with a friend who loves the trail boots, got them last year and like them till now, we rode through some mud and once the mud got into the velcro it was all over. She got off and put the boot back on once but after that, the velcro wouldnt secure so she had to just carry her boot. I was an epic user for over 3 years, switched to the gloves for over a year and now Im back to the epics and happy with them. I hate putting them on, what a pain in the rear (tip - swish some water around in the boot a little before applying, helps slip on better) but once they are on, Im not off my horse on the trail putting them back on! Best wishes to you.
    05-30-2012, 01:11 AM
Originally Posted by gunslinger    
I've been riding easy boot edge's for about a year and a half and I've had to replace 2 gaiters as well as replacing the cables once.

I think I'm going to try Renegades next.
Family member of mine just came to the same conclusion. One horse destroyed 2 brand new gaiters on the last ride. It's Renegades or back to shoes.

Those boots look great for a "spare tire" though. I love how easy they look to put on. And for less than $50 you can't really beat it.
    05-30-2012, 11:48 AM
Jetson, thanks. I'm surprised that the gloves give problems. I did think that the velcro on the others might be an issue. Aren't the epics the ones with the wires or buckles? I really want to stay away from hardware as much as possible as I often ride where there are no trails and I can see cables, etc. getting caught in branches.
    05-30-2012, 12:11 PM
I did forget to say about the gloves, IF you ride through mud or water and walk for the rest of your ride, chances are they will stay on. I have acutally rode my horse through some boot sucking mud and they "usually" stayed on. IF you ride through mud or water and then trot or run a boot will come off.
Yes, epics are the boots with the cables and buckles, pain in the rear but stay on. I have rode through all sorts of stuff, never gotten caught up on anything, although I have broke a buckle in half twice and have had to replace wires every year. Again, pain in the rear but when I ride I don't want those boots to come off till I take them off.
Wouldnt it be nice if there were some wonderful solution??!!!
    05-30-2012, 07:12 PM
I think, if I can, I will go with the gloves. The design seems to be less condusive to rubbing and the velcro idea doesn't jive well with me. However, I would rather velcro than wires and buckles.

I don't expect I will use them a whole lot anyway. My horse has been barefoot for 6 or more years. NO issues. I just want to have something around for those "just in case" times.

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