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post #21 of 34 Old 12-16-2013, 03:27 AM
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I have had some Easyboots that I wonder if they changed the recipe of the plastic or something....like a few hard rides and I have small chunks missing from boots.
Did you ask them about that?? Sounds like a definite fault to me, not common at all IME.

Re Renegade fit, yes, due to the 2 piece type design, they can be better for wider feet(now that original OM's gone, not much choices for that). Re 'easy on-off', have you considered taking the heel straps out of the Epics??

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I was originally looking into Renegades but a friend that sells them actually steered me away from them. She said that to get the best performance from them you have to trim about every two weeks. I wasn't about to do that so I went for the Easyboots. We trim every 8-10 weeks with them and it isn't a problem.
I think the key to the above is 'best performance' & any boot is best fit pretty firmly. Most boots have some leeway that allow for a few or more week's growth though. 8-10 weeks is a long time between trims & I expect they are pretty loose when the horse is freshly trimmed if they still fit that long after.
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Did you ask them about that?? Sounds like a definite fault to me, not common at all IME.

Re Renegade fit, yes, due to the 2 piece type design, they can be better for wider feet(now that original OM's gone, not much choices for that). Re 'easy on-off', have you considered taking the heel straps out of the Epics??



I think the key to the above is 'best performance' & any boot is best fit pretty firmly. Most boots have some leeway that allow for a few or more week's growth though. 8-10 weeks is a long time between trims & I expect they are pretty loose when the horse is freshly trimmed if they still fit that long after.
I cut the heel strap out of my Easyboot Epics. I just pop the toe into the boot and have my horse slowly put her foot down, while I hold onto the gaiter and it pops right on!
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How much you need to rasp will depend on when you measured. If your horse is freshly trimmed and you buy boots off those measurements it's going to require more maintanence than if you measure mid cycle.

Since I only use my boots in the rain and snow, I went with a fresh trim. My farrier taught me how to trim my horse myself (and even gave me a rasp!) so I can touch him up when I need to.
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I had to trim my horses every week a little bit to keep the epics fitting right. I got another pair this fall same thing trashed in 3 weeks. Plus the buckle for closing them broke 2 diffrent times had to replace it twice.


I wont buy epics again heck id be better off shoeing the horses at least those last 4 weeks.
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So I guess what I have gathered from everyone's greatly appreciated comments is that any brand has the potential to work well, however, depending upon the shape of the horse's hoof one brand may be better suited?
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also if I can take a good picture of my mare;s feet will someone be able to judge what kind of feet she has?
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We can try. Also measure her hooves - the renegade website has instructions with photos on how to measure.
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I cut the heel strap out of my Easyboot Epics. I just pop the toe into the boot and have my horse slowly put her foot down, while I hold onto the gaiter and it pops right on!
Ditto I didn't cut it out, but unscrewed it completely, so the side 'tapers' aren't there either. I don't advise other people to do that, as Easycare don't advise it... but I tell them that's what I did & it works for me.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
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Ditto I didn't cut it out, but unscrewed it completely, so the side 'tapers' aren't there either. I don't advise other people to do that, as Easycare don't advise it... but I tell them that's what I did & it works for me.
I think Pete Ramey does that too.....I am actually looking into it. I bought some washers and stuff from the hardware store to see if I can get it to work. I may try and construe it this weekend on the broken one and see what I get. But yes, wouldn't recommend it for the average person. :)
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I love my Renegades. The gloves look great but MUST fit really well while the Renegades allow a little flexibility in fit. I couldn't get the gloves to work for me. Remember, horses feet grow in between trims.
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