Hoof Boots: A Comprehensive List

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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  1. A question and a word of warning.
    The question : what are the weights of all these boots?

    And the warning : in many countries it is illegal to glue on any prosthetic unless you are a qualified farrier; furthermore the carcinogenic fluid Heptane is used to degrease the foot and the glues used are known to have deleterious effects on the cardio-vascular system, are harmful by inhalation (classified R 20) and irritants to both eyes and skin (classified R 36/38).

    • Casie says:

      Hi Timothy–thanks for the warning. I wasn’t aware of that with the glue-ons. As for the weight of the boots, you would have to contact each manufacturer to find that out.

  2. Clissa says:

    Cassie thankyou for that very extensive list. I’m sure it will help lots of people. Although I’m not too sure about that Swiss Boot with it’s pointy toes which I’m sure would give any horse sore tendons from no break over.
    My personal experience is with Easyboots. I started almost 40yrs ago with the old fashioned plain Easyboot & they were fantastic. I rode my QH stallion everywhere in them all day long. I still have my original pair although they are fragile now as the rubber has perished over the 40yrs. EasyCare Inc asked me for photos of them for their archives! 🙂
    Since then I have had at least 1 pair, but usually a set of 4 of each generation.
    4yrs ago with Sonny’s front feet founder issues I went through a period where nothing fitted or suited him until the EasyCare Hospital boot RX came available in Australia which gave him such relief from pain that healing was possible.
    Now we have the Trails but he can get them off due to them just having the velcro! I have to wrap black duct tape around them! I do find the inner soles not very good so make my own from a recycled car tyre material that is made into car & door mats. That matting has good recovery after the weight of the horse has been pounding on it for hours.

    Here’s a tip to help get the right sizes when ordering boots:-
    I have my horse stand both feet (fronts or backs) on a long enough piece of cardboard on a concrete floor & draw around each hoof within a few days of trimming. I also have to measure height of coronet band & heel height from the cardboard & I write those measurements on the corresponding hoof prints.
    Then I post that off to the Australian EasyCare Inc dealer who matches up a set of boots.

  3. Holli says:

    I have the Equine Fusion, All Terrain Hoof Boots, and they are really great on my horse’s hooves. My only problem is I don’t have the strength in my hands to put them on. My trimmer said they some of the easiest to put on but looking at the above list I wonder if any of them are easier for someone older and with some arthritis to put on.

    • Casie says:

      I’ve only used a few of the boots mentioned above, but the Cavallo simple boots are really easy to put on and hold up well.

  4. Marie says:

    You might want to differentiate between trail riding and endurance riding. For example the Easyboot Glove and the Renegades were made specifically for the endurance sport (though of course they work well with trail-riders too).

  5. Monica Spencer says:

    A new boot that I’ve just recently discovered is the Scoot Boot, from Australia. I’ve had mine for a couple of weeks now and I love them!

  6. Jessica Lynn says:

    Excellent article as always Casie – I have used a number of the boots you list over the years for various reasons, and currently have one mare in the Cloud’s which have really helped her. My Tevis horse has “Gloves” for riding over all kinds of terrain and for my mini’s who are prone to laminitis if not watched carefully Build A Bear (the toys) have sneekers that fit them for only $20! The Horses Hoof years ago did an article on the Build A Bear’s for minis!

    • Casie says:

      Thanks, Jessica. 🙂 Build a Bear sneakers for minis? Who’d of thought! I’d love to see a picture of that.

  7. Sue thomas says:

    I have marquis boots, are they still being made ?

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