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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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September 10, 2008


Mel MacAllister

Hi Martha,
It seems to me that the profile of this boot is not a match for you horses hooves. This is a problem for many people, including myself. I had to go with a boot that has a much lower profile and with no ability to make rubs and sores. It seems if a boot is causing damage enough to draw blood you should be reconsidering the boot.
Have you tried others? I would suggest Renegades. Their profile is much lower and the material that comes in contact with the coronary band and other soft tissues happens to be all soft neoprene. Can't beat it. Hope this helps.

Natalie H.

I had this problem with my mare...0 fronts, 00 hinds...short feet that are lowwww.. what finally helped was dome pads in the boots...raised her coronet and periople above where the edge of the boot was (the edge was actually rubbing her, not the tapers or anything inside the boot... If the boots still are too high with a dome pad in them (the pic shows no pad inside), then a different boot might be in order...I don't like the idea of "shimming" the sides, as it would make a larger gap around the boot and let more dirt, etc get in... i HAVE used the plumbers putty or some silicon (like you would use in pads and shoes) around the edges to help prevent the rubbing, but once the dome pads came out, the problem seemed to stop....

Karen B

Perhaps Garrett can address this problem as the profile is too high for my mare also. Dome pads and placing vetrap on her helps some but not on a really long ride. I don't have time to replace tape/vetrap every 10 miles. Ended up shoeing horses all season because I couldn't get the boots to work right. I didn't feel renegades would solve my problems with forging either. Shod he does OK because we can set the shoe back a bit and square the toe. Boots just leave too much hanging out everywhere.


Hi Natalie
I had used the Domes in the boots but still had some rubbing.
And the wedge failed on my last ride due to me going back to my larger boot, having a wet hoof so the duct tape wouldn't stick to it,really extreme trail conditions which caused the boot to even twist on the foot(that's a new one) and the boot was on tight. And the duct tape on the foam didn't stay in place due to the wettness.
With all of these factors- when I pried the boot off, the wedge had slipped down and was half under the hoof,which still had it raised up in the boot BUT there was still rubbing.
So this Tuesday my husband and I are going to the local shoer supply store and am thinking of trying a stronger/denser/harder pad but am consider placing a 6mm pad on top of it. We have to come up with a more permanent interchangeable fix for this problem due to I use 4 different types of Easyboots.
I will keep you all posted on our findings

Leslie Carrig

You might try getting some thick Farrier pads, the ones designed to go under shoes. You can glue them into the bottom of the boots to raise the hoof in the boot. Then you could use your regular Comfort or Dome pads on top of that. Leslie


Hi Leslie
That is what we are going for- a thicker/ stronger shoer's pad that I can put a 6mm pad on top of. My horse doesn't use the Domes on the hind normally but I have them and some comfort pads on hand. I use my section of pads from my spare parts box for various applications. My horse like the Domes in the fronts, and I use the comfort pads to protect the hoof from the studs and homemade horse corks.
I will keep you all posted as we try new things.


Just wanted to let you all know that a thick 1/4 inch leather pad is working so far to raise the hoof up in the boot and stop the rubbing.



I've had a similar problem with hind feet because my horse's action causes the boot to want to spin to the outside. As it twists it makes contact with the coronet near the heel and starts to saw into it.

tried G2's instead with little luck. Looking forward to trying the gloves.

anyone has this and solved the problem?



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