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post #1 of 34 Old 12-13-2013, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 34 Old 12-13-2013, 08:51 AM
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My riding partner uses the Vipers and loves them!
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I have, but much prefer Easyboot Gloves.
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I use them and love them! Right now I only use them on the fronts but I'm hoping to buy another pair for his hinds next year :) They've held up really well and are super easy to get on and off!
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post #5 of 34 Old 12-13-2013, 10:44 AM
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I have a full set of four with studs. I bought them for winter and wet weather riding because my horse is barefoot and has no traction in those conditions. They are pretty awesome boots!
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Can anyone share the cons of boots? I was thinking of taking my horse's front shoes off and using a boot for work.
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*she has not had shoes on in the back for the past 3 months and is fine
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I have a full set of four with studs. I bought them for winter and wet weather riding because my horse is barefoot and has no traction in those conditions. They are pretty awesome boots!
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Have you tried the studded easy boots as well? Any comparisons?

How do you find the Renegades fit the hind feet?

How is the traction? What are the iciest conditions you use them in?
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post #9 of 34 Old 12-13-2013, 04:47 PM
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Boots can take some time to adjust. Renegade and EasyBoots are probably the biggest manufacturers. Renegade boots have instructions on how to measure. Easyboot also has instructions and you can also rent a kit off their website that sends you some shells to try out fit before purchase.

Some models have parts that can break but those parts are generally replaceable.

If the horse isn't pasture sound without shoes then obviously boots won't work as they're not meant for turnout.
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post #10 of 34 Old 12-13-2013, 04:49 PM
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I haven't used them on my horse personally, but a friend used them on hers. Her pair of the original renegades broke after about a month of use. She contacted the company and they sent her a new pair of the Vipers to try. She's found those ones cut open/rubbed the heels enough to cause them to bleed. At first she thought it was just her one horse who's still growing out a good hoof, but she tried them on her other horse who has great feet and the same thing happened.

We both now use Easyboot Epics. They're more of a pain to get on, but we haven't had any rubs and have only had them come off a few times in extremely muddy conditions.

Just my experiences.
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