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        06-28-2013, 08:37 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I don't like easy boots at all. But sounds like you could do well with a pair of cavellos, pretty easy to put on. Many of my friends use them, this is a group that park rides on easy terrain and rarely if ever get out of a walk. They work fine for them. You may need a leg wrap or something as on one horse they rub. If you face book search hoof boot exchange. There is a group page for buying tradign and selling
         
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        06-28-2013, 10:35 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    I love my EasyBoot gloves, and I have never had trouble with them coming off through mud, at speed, or in brush. However, with the gloves, you are supposed to trim some yourself in between farrier visits to maintain the good fit, and I have watched people struggle with them. Have you maybe considered the EasyBoot trail or backcountry model? These fit a little better and stay on better due to the gaiter. Definitely get the fit kit if you're going the glove or backcountry route. I used to hate the classic EasyBoots, btw. They had these metal teeth that bit into the hoof and sometimes did damage, and they were impossible to get off. I think you'd hate them unless they've changed significantly.

    I have also used Cavallos and Old Macs, which each also have their pros and cons. At the high end, I'm lusting after a new pair of Renegades, which promise to be more durable and to stay on better. They also come in super cool colors. :)

    I've never thought the cost of boots was that bad, but I paid $110 for my pair of gloves, and I've regularly paid $80 for the farrier to shoe a horse. The gloves lasted through way more than one shoeing cycle, so IMO, they're worth the money. The classic EasyBoot has been around a while, and lots of people decide they hate it, so you could probably find some used ones pretty cheap that aren't worn, out, but otherwise I can't think of any that run less than $100 a pair. Sorry. :(
         
        06-28-2013, 10:44 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I have a friend that is a Renegade dealer and she recommended that I look into Cavellos and Old Macs as well. I will take a closer look at those two brands. I really just wanted her to come out to fix us up with boots but she said with Renegades you have to be on a 2 week trim cycle and um yeah.... that's not going to happen.

    Thanks for the help!
         
        06-28-2013, 10:46 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    I found the original EasyBoots to be a nightmare to get on. I have gone the boot route with 4 different kinds on different horses. I like the OldMacs best and will keep some for emergencies. But I'm going back to shoes. I don't have the strength in my hands to wrestle with boots and gators any longer.
         
        06-28-2013, 09:48 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by tinaev    
    I have a friend that is a Renegade dealer and she recommended that I look into Cavellos and Old Macs as well. I will take a closer look at those two brands. I really just wanted her to come out to fix us up with boots but she said with Renegades you have to be on a 2 week trim cycle and um yeah.... that's not going to happen.

    Thanks for the help!
    I got about 450 miles on a pair of renegades......normal 6 week trim cycle works for me.....might round them over with a rasp in between trims but IMO Renegades are a very nice boot and worth a try.
         
        06-29-2013, 08:11 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinaev    
    I have a friend that is a Renegade dealer and she recommended that I look into Cavellos and Old Macs as well. I will take a closer look at those two brands. I really just wanted her to come out to fix us up with boots but she said with Renegades you have to be on a 2 week trim cycle and um yeah.... that's not going to happen.

    Thanks for the help!
    I don't agree with that. I use Renegades, and I don't think they need a 2 week trim cycle at all! They are actually quite forgiving of minor fit changes. They aren't supposed to be super tight like the easyboot glove. I bevel the edge of the hoof with a rasp as needed to keep them from chipping (my pasture is really rocky), but my horses are not on a 2 week trim cycle, and Renegades work perfectly. They are expensive if you don't really need a high performance boot, but IMO they are the best.
         
        06-29-2013, 10:46 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Look at Renegades... right now I have easy boot gloves and I don't like them. They are going back. Too hard to put on and they have to be just right.
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