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Easyboot Grips

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    We rode today in the snow and mud using Easyboot Grips on both of the horses. They did so well in them, even going up and down steep hills they never slipped. It was such fun!

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February 01, 2008


Donna Patton

I use Boa's and was having problems with the gaiters as well. I found that you can use duct tape rolled inside out to get the gaiter to stay in place in the bottom of the boot while you put it on. Open the boot as wide as it will go, fold back the gaiter so it lays down around the top of the boot, hold the back of the boot and the gaiter with your thumb and put the hoof into the boot. After you get the boot on (this takes practice) pull the gaiter around the pastern, making sure it is down far enough in the boot to protect and be fastened tightly. Make sure you use the "tounge" piece that is provided and place it as low as you possibly can and still have it fastened. Tighten the dial as tight as you can get it, finish getting your horse ready and tighten it a turn or two more. I trail ride in the mountains and have found this is the best way for me to use the gaiters. I sometimes have to readjust the tounge piece but that is usually after serveral hours of riding.
Good luck,

Dawn Willoughby

Of all the boots from EC, I find the least use for the Boas...and thats funny because people love the "button".

I would remeasure your horse's foot and check the boot measurements.

(1) The width and length of your horse should fit into the same size or one size different (ie the width is a size 2 but the length is a 1) Ideally you measure after a trim.

(2) and I would also make sure none of your measurement are at the high end of the measurement. I put a thin pad in these boots, and that would push you up a size (Thick pad seems to change the fit too much)

My gut feeling is that the boots are not the right ones for your horse and that you would do better with Epics/Bares or G2's with a half inch black pads for some combo of the sole/frogs. like a harder black pad.

If you find the fit is correct, consider wrapping your horse in vet tape and dispense with the gaitor. Karen has instructions online.

Let me know how it goes.

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