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PostSubject: Anyone using boots on their horses ?   Fri May 14, 2010 3:37 am

I bought some easyboots off ebay for beebee , I've only used them a couple of times and they seem to stay on and are easy to fit
Have any of you used them more seriously , would be interested to hear your views
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone using boots on their horses ?   Fri May 14, 2010 11:01 am

My sister had them for her horse, she said that you need two pairs, one for
just before and one for just after the farrier, I've tried a farrier that does
'parage naturel', see what it's like, from what he says they don't need shoes on,
Monty Roberts swears by it
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone using boots on their horses ?   Fri May 14, 2010 11:19 am

Smile Yes I use Easyboots for my shetland when the grandchildren are over 'cos we take them out down stony lanes and on the roads a lot more. He needs the optional gaiters that you can get with them that velcro up round the pastern. My anglo arab had a set too but in the end I just used one or two if he happened to lose a shoe 'cos I found it a bother when they kept coming off! I'm not too sure if I'm really that keen on them though as the front bits sometimes flip up and so I would put split pins through the little hole in an attempt to keep them down. I just found that I was forever looking down to see if they were still there! Rolling Eyes That's just me though, I was probably doing it all wrong! rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone using boots on their horses ?   Sat May 15, 2010 12:33 am

Thanks both , its interesting to hear how you got on with them , I know someone who wants one for a donkey too , they must be teeny
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PostSubject: anyone using boots in their horses   Sat May 15, 2010 9:38 am

i have a pair of old macs, i use them occasionally and they have lasted years, they felt a bit clumsy on the front feet, so i kept the horse shod in front and used them on the hind feet, it is essential to measure the feet correctly, i measured his feet immediately after trimming and they were never any problem because the sizing allows for growth, i used an insert inside and used them on the back feet and they never moved, but you have to fasten them on fully tight and dead straight, he was doing fast work also.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone using boots on their horses ?   Tue May 25, 2010 7:18 am

I have two friends who use "old mac" boots and wouldn't use anything else, they are both happy hackers who enjoy the odd gallop [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Pen
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone using boots on their horses ?   Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:23 am

yep have used old macs for a year now and love them !!! very happy horse . great hooves and much better traction on roads!!! can gallop over stony ground no problem and the mud is deep enough in winter to suck of any shoes but the macs dont move - convert!!!!!
as stated above. correct fit is essential.
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