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post #1 of 7 Old 12-15-2019, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Best hoof boot brand?

Hey all
My farrier has recommend hoof boots for my TB mare who is very sensitive on stones (Only on stones, never anywhere else). He reckons if she got shoes she would end up pulling very many off so hoof boots would be better. Which brand is the best? The ones he recommend are Scoot Boots however I have seen many bad reviews about them. Our local tack shop has Delta hoof boots, are they any good? I have also seen bad reviews for that brand. Does anyone know which is better? I want some that are not ridiculously expensive ($250 & under for a pair) Are there any other good brands that I can get in New Zealand?

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-15-2019, 07:16 PM
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I'm not sure I would believe it if someone says she/he knows which is the "best" hoof boot. I can only tell you that I've tried two different brands and I like the Renegade Vipers better. But a pair of those sell for more than $250.
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-15-2019, 07:46 PM
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What boot works best will depend on the shape of your horse's feet and how their legs travel as they move.

I have always had good luck with Easyboot Epics and Gloves. I have friends who do well with Renegades. I have heard mixed reviews on Scoot Boots and the newer Easyboot Fury line. I don't know if those are easily found in New Zealand. I have no heard of Delta boots, personally.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-15-2019, 08:09 PM
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Love my Renegades but I have always heard good things about Easyboots.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-15-2019, 08:24 PM
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Well, I've used epics, gloves, renegades, and scootboots. I vote for scootboots. But fitting is problematic. Once that is figured out I prefer them. Second is renegade.

Disclaimer: My horse and I mostly only walk so can't really opine on the more active gates. The only big downer on renegades for me is the velcro.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-16-2019, 11:13 AM
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IMO, if one is talking about Renegades, one has to differentiate between the Classic model (original boot) and the Viper (newer model). On my horses, I prefer the Vipers. I do use mine on rocky, hilly terrain and do trot, and canter when terrain allows.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-16-2019, 10:53 PM
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I have used Easyboot Epics successfully with three horses over the last few years. Love them. But, I wanted to try something without a cable as every once in a while I'll need to repair a cable and I find it annoying. I got a pair of Scoot Boots and so far so good with them. The fit isn't as forgiving as it was with the Epics but they are pretty easy on and off. They have rave reviews, I have actually yet to read anything bad about them.
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