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Easyboots

Using Easyboots is a natural way to provide hoof protection, traction, treatment, cushioning and correction while allowing the horse to go barefoot at all other times. They fit snugly to the hoof, are lighter and last many times longer than standard steel plates. Properly fitted, they stay on as well as nailed-on shoes with an important advantage if an Easyboot is pulled off, the rider can put it right back on.

The Easyboot 2005 is the ultimate in hoof protection and one of the most important items you should carry with you on any ride. Prevent lameness and frustration when you lose a shoe far from home and still finish your ride without compromising the health and safety of your horse. Easyboots can also be worn in place of steel shoes or even over steel shoes for additional protection, traction and cushioning on rocks and hard ground. These boots are ideal for horses with laminitis, founder, abscesses and other hoof-related medical problems. Made from durable urethane and in sizes to fit most horses, these boots will outlast any steel shoe!

Changes in 2005

20% more tread for long wear and great traction!

The optional Easyboot Gaiter attachment is the largest change for 2005. This new gaiter attachment is an accessory that can be added to all boots manufactured after January 2005. The Easyboot Gaiter is ideal for the barefoot horse, muddy conditions or for a horse who is difficult to keep booted. The Easyboot Gaiter can be purchased as an accessory for the Easyboot, or comes packaged and assembled on the Easyboot Epic.

The two vertical "folds" or gussets on the front of the boot (adjacent to the entry/exit holes for the cable) are now open, allowing the front and sides of the boot to flex for easier installation on the hoof and a better fit.

The side clips are now integrated with the inside back strap. Side clip covers, to be optionally snapped over the face of the "teeth," are also included with each boot. When used, these covers reduce the aggressiveness of the Easyboot’s attachment to the hoof wall. This would be suitable when the hardness (moisture content) of your horse’s hoof wall is less than optimum.

The Easyboot buckle is now drilled to accept a locking pin. The buckle can now be locked into place after the boot is installed.

The inside-sole "nubs" are gone, allowing a more natural contact of the hoof’s sole to the surface of the boot.

The front buckle rivets are now recessed and will not touch the hoof wall.

Easyboot sizing has been fine-tuned. Be sure to measure the hoof and verify sizing from the new chart, before purchasing a 2005 Easyboot. Even if your horse has always worn a particular size in the past, this is an important step to take in ensuring a perfect fit.

Overview:   In 1970 when Dr. Neel Glass, a nuclear physicist at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories, found his horse suffering from navicular disease, he began work on an idea that would prove to be a revolution in hoof care for horses. He developed the tough, durable polyurethane Easyboot. The boot is now used for correction and treatment of founder, navicular, nail punctures, abscesses, bruises, contracted heels and other impact caused injuries. It provides excellent hoof protection for both occasional and long distance riding and gives a secure fit for traction on rocks, pavement, snow and ice.Most endurance riders use Easyboots as a shoeing alternative, protection over shoes or as a spare tire when a horse loses a shoe.

The Easyboot has been the industry’s leading horse boot for the last thirty years. During this time period, Easyboots have been used to win endurance races, complete mounted treks from 2,000-18,000 miles in length, provide traction to mounted police units, treat many hoof problems and ride a horse home after a lost shoe. Although the Easyboot concept has continued to improve each year, in 2005 we introduced several enhancements which incorporate testing and feedback from horsemen all over the world.

Changes in technology nearly always occur after the original release of an item – think of the rapid evolution of most electronic toys we own. These changes do not mean you must give up your old boots--any generation Easyboot is a great Easyboot! We will continue to support, repair or replace any boots from the entire EasyCare horse boot line as set out in the EasyCare Horse Boot Return Policy.

 


The Easyboot is the ultimate in hoof protection and one of those most important items you should carry with you on any ride.  Prevent lameness and frustration when you lose a shoe far from home and still finish your ride without compromising the health and safety of your horse.  Easyboots can also be worn in place of steel shoes or even over steel shoes for additional protection, traction and cushioning on rocks and hard ground.  These boots are ideal for horses with laminitis, founder, abscesses and other hoof related medical problems.  Made from durable urethane and in sizes to fit most horses, these boots will outlast any steel shoe.  

#SB-EB Easyboot

CC Price:  $42.99

Size Measurement Size Measurement
#Pony 2 3/4" - 3 1/4"
(7.0 - 8.3 cm)
#1 4 1/2" - 4 7/8"
(11.4 - 12.4 cm)
#000 3 1/4" - 3 7/8"
(8.3 - 9.8 cm)
#2 4 7/8" - 5 1/4"
(12.4 - 13.3 cm)
#00 3 7/8" - 4 1/4"
(9.8 - 10.8 cm)
#3 5 1/4" - 5 3/4"
(13.3 - 14.6 cm)
#0 4 1/4" - 4 5/8"
(10.8 - 11.7 cm)
#4 5 3/4" - 6 1/4"
(14.6 - 15.9 cm)

Using and Fitting Easyboots

1. Measuring for correct size: It is important to match the width of the hoof to the EASYBOOT size. The front hooves of most horses tend to be more round and wider than the hind hooves. The best fit may require a smaller size for the hind. If in doubt as to the proper size(s), measure the hoof across the bottom at the widest point and compare with the following recommended sizes.

Important: Easyboots should fit tight around the hoof and should require effort to put on. After you fit the Easyboot and the horse has had a chance to move around, make sure the Easyboots are still fitted squarely and securely on the hoof. Make sure the Easyboot has not twisted to the side. If the Easyboot has twisted to the side it is either to large or needs to be tightened. Discontinue use if the boot continues to twist. Boots that twist can cause damage to the hoof wall.

2. Prepare the hoof: Thoroughly clean hoof with hoof pick.

3. Putting on the boot using the pull-strap: Loop a piece of heavy string, twine or nylon strapping around the inside heel strap of the Easyboot. (For the new style boots, a nylon pull-strap is included with each boot). When carrying a boot while riding, have the strap attached beforehand to save time when applying the boot. Slip the Easyboot over the hoof making sure toe of hoof is as far forward as possible and boot is started on straight. Hold the ends of the strap. Pull on the strap to help pull the boot on over the heel but below the hair line and soft tissue.

Place horse's hoof on ground to set heel. Pull again on strap making sure hoof is all the way into boot. A snug fit is desirable. It may be necessary to work boot on. Pull strap out of boot.

4. Locking the buckle: Snap buckle closed with cable in tightest position possible. You may have to step on buckle to close it. Make sure to lock the buckle in the tightest position possible...it should take effort to lock down the buckle! If the buckle locks "too easily" in the tightest position you may need to make cable adjustments. If the buckle will absolutely not lock down, even in the loosest position you may need to make cable adjustments. See next step.

5. Adjusting the cable: If the boot still seems loose, the buckle was "too easy" to lock down, or you were unable to lock down the buckle at all you may have to make cable adjustments to either make the boot tighter or looser.

a. This is the normal position of the cable at the top of the buckle.

b. If more slack in the cable is needed, adjust this way before fastening.

c. The cable can be shortened/tightened by making a loop as shown.

6. A properly applied boot: The entire boot should fit below the hairline all the way around the hoof (see accessories, if you think you might need a “lift“ for the hoof) The inside strap should fit snugly around the quarters, below the hairline, and below the heel bulbs. The length of the strap can be adjusted by unscrewing the screws on either or both sides of boot and re-fastening them using the next set of holes in the strap (see center picture). The points on the inside backing plates provide a positive grip to the hoof wall. More or less grip to the hoof wall can be obtained by bending the points toward or away from the hoof by using a hammer or pliers. The points will mark the hoof wall, but won't hurt the hoof. The angle of the plates inside the boot can be changed for a more-or-less aggressive fit. If the boot is to be used for medical purposes and no grip is necessary, the plates can be bent down flat with pliers.

The width of the hoof determines the right Easyboot size. The inside strap allows for adjustment in hoof length. If the strap rides on or above the soft part of the heel, the strap should be adjusted or cut down to prevent bruising or abrasion.

On the older style Easyboot, trimming down the back of the boot may be necessary to avoid any chaffing above the hairline. For normal use on a normal barefoot hoof, cut down the back of the boot along the lower line marked around the back of the Easyboot. Heavy scissors, tin snips, or a sharp knife will make a neat cut.

7. Removing the boot: The best way to remove a properly fitted Easyboot is with a flat screwdriver. Place the screwdriver between the boot and the hoof at the side. Wedge the end of the flat screwdriver under the sole of the foot to pry off. If using the Easyboot over shoes you will need to work the back strap around the back of the shoe with the screwdriver before prying the boot off.

In many cases, the use of some filling or packing material in the Easyboot is desirable. The Easy Dirt Skirt (custom urethane foam designed for Easyboots) is available to fit any size boot. The Dirt Skirts may be inserted under and held in place by the inside strap to keep out sand or dirt. Don't push the foam to the front of the boot. Allow the toe of the hoof to be snug against the front of the boot.

Easyboot Wedge Pads are available and can be inserted inside the Easyboot to raise the heel. They provide additional relief for navicular disease, pulled and bowed tendons, and other conditions. They may also be used on front feet to reduce forging and over-reaching. Pads are open center to allow use of packing materials such as foam, oakum, or silicone rubber.

For flexibility in cold weather, keep the Easyboot in a heated room or soak in hot water before fitting on hoof.

Normal use of Easyboots implies removal when not required. If it is convenient or necessary to leave them on for a week or longer, treat the hoof before putting on an Easyboot. An application of antiseptic hoof dressing, "Clorox,” or "Koppertox" around the frog is insurance against bacterial or thrush buildup.

In the use of Easyboots for casual riding, hacking, parades, trail riding, most arena work, medication etc., the steps described are adequate. For problem feet, when it is difficult to get a secure fit, or for extreme conditions involving stress such as competitive speed events, arduous trail rides, deep sticky mud, or endurance rides, using an adhesive product can enhance Easyboot's performance. Easy Foam is a 2-part liquid adhesive foam that is perfect for these rigorous conditions.

To avoid losing imperfectly fitted Easyboots during initial usage and fitting adjustments, an Easyboot Keeper Strap is available. The "keeper" can be useful on trail rides or through water and mud where a boot might be pulled off. To install a "keeper strap,” unscrew the inside back strap from the boot on one side. Loop the solid 2-loop nylon webbing strap around the inside back strap so that the Velcro loop is facing up and towards the front of the boot. Wrap the Velcro strap around the horses pastern and fasten loosely around the horse's ankle. It is recommended that the Velcro pastern strap be removed if the horse is left unattended with Easyboots on for any length of time, such as overnight. Its use is not recommended for fast going, flighty horses or unattended animals.


Easy Care has brought several Easyboots on board. From the original, they made improvements. They added the "gaiter" to makie the Epic Boot. Old Macs, old mac G2, Boa Horse Boots, Easyboot Bare, Easyboot Grip, and the Easy Soaker are all part of a bevy of hoof protection for your horse.

www.easycareinc.com is the maker's website, and it is a good site. Informative. We invite you to visit them for more detail, until we get more details on our site. We do appreciate that you would call www.culturedcowboy.com  for your orders. Cultured Cowboy offers many products for trail riding. We are proud to include EasyCare Easyboots as part of a lineup for you.   Call us for some quantity discounts.  Ride Safe!  


 


Easyboot Glove

This form-fitting, seamless boot hugs the hoof and responds like a natural foot. Flexible and tough, this boot adds traction to the hoof, while allowing a free stride and breakover.

Like a glove, this boot provides protection without stifling mobility. The Easyboot Glove material stretches over the hoof and clings to the wall so that debris stays out of the boot even through sandy and muddy conditions. No external hardware means that there is no need to worry about replacing cables. Studs are available for winter riding.

Does your horse overreach? These boots have a faster breakover and no hardware to catch on the front heel if you are wearing them on hind feet. This boot must be carefully sized and fitted to the hoof. Your horse’s width and length must fall into the same size category. If your horse’s width and length fall into two different size categories you must choose another boot style. If you believe that you measured correctly but the boot doesn’t fit tight try going to a smaller size or chose another boot in the EasyCare line.

Sold individually.

 


The Easyboot Glue-On

The Easyboot Glue-On shell has been developed as a high performance boot and an option for horses in speed and long distance events.

The light weight shell has thin walls that allow the boot to stretch and form to the hoof. The end result is a seamless one-to-one fit that resembles a second skin over the hoof. The Easyboot Glue-On is the closest hoof boot option to the barefoot horse–light weight, no hardware and a seamless fit.

In order for this boot to work properly, it must fit snugly, the foot must be dry during application and the glue-on process must be carefully followed. Complete application details are available in the Easyboot Glue-On application guide.

This boot is perfect for the following situations:

  • Pack trips
  • Multi-day rides
  • Endurance events
  • Competitive trail rides (Most CTR’s do not allow boots that come above the coronary band.)
  • Speed events, such as barrel racing
  • Any circumstance where the presence of hardware is a concern

These boots are meant to be disposable, used once or twice and then thrown away. Glue left on the inside of the boot may affect performance. We do not recommend that a boot be left on for more that ten (10) days in a dry environment or five (5) days in a humid environment.

 


The EasyCare Fit Kit
The ideal tool for determining proper sizing for the Easyboot Glove and Easyboot Glue-On

The new Easyboot Glove and Easyboot Glue-On horse boots represent a revolution in hoof boot design. They are lightweight and simple, and fit the hoof seamlessly.

Because both new boots have no hardware or fastening systems, achieving a good fit is more important than ever. And because proper fit is so vital, we decided it would be best to offer these boots in half sizes.

Each shell has only four millimeters of width difference between the next shell size. For reference, 4mm is the width of 3 dimes. This tight gap between sizes helps ensure a snug fit, but it also means that there is little room for error in measuring and determining the proper size of boot.

The Fit Kit allows consumers to fit their horse’s feet in the Glue-On and/or Glove shell before ordering, to ensure the best fit possible without the hassle and wasted time of buying and returning multiple boots. Pre-fitting in the shell will ensure a perfect fit in both the Easyboot Glove or Easyboot Glue-On hoof boot lines.

The shell used in both the Easyboot Glove and Easyboot Glue-On products is flexible and has a great deal of stretch. Although taking hoof measurements is a great starting point for fitting any hoof boot, the Fit Kit will allow you to see for certain if a new range fits your horse’s feet well, and exactly which size fits best.

The postage/use fee for each Fit Kit is $8.50, and it is shipped via Priority Mail*. This covers postage and usage for the Fit Kit only, plus a pre-paid return shipping label and packaging**. After you are done with the kit, you will need to clean the boots and return them to EasyCare within 30 days of ordering***.

*Note: The $8.50 shipping charge covers usage and shipping for one Fit Kit only. Additional product ordered will incur separate shipping charges. Important: The Fit Kit is shipped via USPS Mail only. When ordering your Fit Kit you must provide the address where you recieve USPS Mail if it is different from your physical address.

**IMPORTANT: The return envelope and shipping label can only be used to return the Fit Kit. To return other items, you must first call for a Return Authorization Number (RMA).

***Failure to return your kit within 30 days will result in a charge to your credit card of retail price for each boot, plus a non-return fee.

If you are interested in purchasing the Easyboot Glove or Easyboot Glue-On, getting the EasyCare Fit Kit first will ensure the boots will work for you and guarantee you have the right size and fit. The difference between Easyboot Glove and Glue-On sizes is four millimeters, or roughly the width of three dimes. This tight gap between sizes helps ensure a snug fit, and makes proper fitting more important than ever. If your horse’s measurements aren’t perfect based on the size charts, don’t panic. The flexible upper makes sizing easier and more forgiving.

 


The Easyboot Rx

The Easyboot Rx is just the prescription for horses requiring a therapy boot that offers stability and support without being heavy or clunky.

Veterinarians, hoof care professionals and horse owners alike rely on the Easyboot Rx to help horses heal and recover quickly. It provides support and relief for horses suffering from chronic lameness, laminitis, founder, navicular and other lower limb/hoof problems.

The Rx is an excellent choice for those horses that simply have difficulty standing on hard surfaces for extended periods of time. The boot can be used to speed recovery and offer protection after surgery or injury, lessen fatigue and add protection during trailering as well as offer a safeguard in the breeding shed.

The sole of the Easyboot Rx is a combination of durable and soft material, much like that used in human orthotics, in a light weight package. All seams and edges of the upper are rounded for safety. Three air vents provide air circulation keeping the hoof cool while preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris. Each boot comes fitted with an EasyCare Comfort Pad to provide immediate relief and additional sole support. Replacement comfort pads in three densities are available at a very affordable price.

Application is quick and easy. The unique upper of the Easyboot Rx folds down and opens large enough to accommodate the wide base of a hoof, allowing for quick application without strength or force. After the hoof is placed in the Easyboot Rx, two hook and loop tabs are fastened to provide a secure fit. A quick pull on the hook and loop tabs and the Easyboot Rx is easily slipped off the hoof. Each boot has a double hook and loop lock system that prevents the boot from opening unintentionally.

The Easyboot Rx is not intended for riding but can be used for light turn out.
Sold individually.

 


The Easyboot Edge

The Easyboot Bare was introduced in 2006 and has been a huge success. The Easyboot Edge builds on the success of the original model while bringing several improvements: 

  • New fastening system makes boot application easier.
  • Padded tongue adds comfort and allows the boot to stretch and flex.
  • A more aggressive tread pattern conquers challenging footing.
  • The gaiter is redesigned for a seamless fit.
  • A smoother interior hugs the hoof.

The Easyboot Edge is a sturdy boot with a long-lasting, semi-aggressive tread. The boot opens up wide enough for the foot to slip in easily. Adjustments may be made with the “Easy Key” that comes with the boot, a screwdriver or a penny. Padding on the tongue ensures that the boots are not overtightened.

These boots are great for short or long-distance rides.

These boots will not fit a horse with excessive flare or wide feet.

Sold in pairs (one left and one right boot)

 



This is the Epic Horse Boot.  $58.99 each.

Easyboots have been the industry’s leading horse boot for the last thirty years. During this time period, Easyboots have been used to win endurance races, complete mounted treks from 2,000-18,000 miles in length, provide traction to mounted police units, treat many hoof problems and ride a horse home after a lost shoe. Although the horse riding boot concept has continued to improve each year, in 2005 we introduced several enhancements to the Easyboot and the Easyboot Epic which incorporate testing and feedback from horsemen all over the world. 

Changes in technology nearly always occur after the original release of an item – think of the rapid evolution of most electronic toys we own. These changes do not mean you must give up your old boots--any generation Easyboot is a great Easyboot! We will continue to support, repair or replace any boots from the entire EasyCare horse boot line as set out in the EasyCare Horse Boot Return Policy. 

Using Easyboots is a natural way to provide hoof protection, traction, treatment, cushioning and correction while allowing the horse to go barefoot at all other times. They fit snugly to the hoof, are lighter and last many times longer than standard steel plates. Properly fitted, they stay on as well as nailed-on shoes with an important advantage – if an Easyboot is pulled off, the rider can put it right back on.

 

New! Updated gaiters now fold back to stay out of the way for easier boot application.

The Easyboot Epic horse riding boot is ideal for the barefoot horse, aggressive conditions or for a horse who is difficult to keep booted.

The attached Easyboot Gaiter provides extra protection to the hoof as well as keeps excess dirt and debris from getting into the boot. It also helps keep the boot on during extreme conditions such as mud, snow, and water crossings. This is an excellent boot for long distance riding!

The Easyboot Gaiter comes standard on the Easyboot Epic or can be purchased as an accessory for 2005 or later Easyboots. The Easyboot Epic is now fitted with the low profile Comfort Strap. In addition, the Easyboot Epic is fitted with an improved cast buckle system for 2007.

 



Here's the Easyboot Bare.  $63.99each

Mimicking the Natural Hoof:

The “Bare” has been a huge success in 2006. Although it is a little harder to apply than the standard Easyboot Epic, the Bare provides a simple, close-fitting boot that constantly adjusts to the hoof. The boot is designed to stretch and flex, mimicking the movements of the naturally bare hoof. Check out the 2007 model with the lower profile comfort strap, thicker bungee and improved rivets.

Rising to the challenge, the Bare was used in 2006 by two horse and rider teams to successfully complete the 400KM Shazada endurance event in Australia. In addition, it has successfully completed several 100−mile and 250−mile endurance events in extreme conditions on barefoot horses. Not only did the Bare boots stay in place, they did not rub, twist or turn. The results are even more impressive considering many of the test miles were completed in deep, boot-sucking mud and snow.

The Easyboot Bare is designed to stretch and flex, mimicking the movements of the naturally bare hoof. And the gaiters fold down to make application easier.

We believe the Easyboot Bare is an exceptional hoof boot for the following reasons: 

These hoof boots have a simple, form-fitting design with few moving parts.

The boot stretches and flexes to mimic the natural bare foot.

After the bungee is adjusted, daily adjustments and tinkering are not necessary.

All parts are replaceable by the consumer.

The sole of these protective horse boots is patterned after the barefoot horse. It flexes and gives very much like the bare hoof.

 



Have a view of the Easyboot Grip bottom.   $63.99 each

Unrivaled Traction

The Easyboot Grip is essentially the Easyboot Epic with an aggressive sole and traction tread pattern. The Easyboot Grip is ideal for the barefoot horse ridden in soft muddy conditions or wet grass and snow surfaces. The aggressive traction pattern provides better grip on these surfaces but should never be used on dry surfaces or hard surfaces.

The Grip should be used in soft soil conditions or soft wet grass and snow surfaces only! Although the Easyboot Grip provides increased traction in slippery conditions, riding horses in wet, muddy and soft conditions is dangerous and should be done at your own risk.

Available in sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3 only. Sold individually.

The Easyboot Grip received a thorough test recently at the Grand Canyon XP ride where the footing became slick and unpredictable very quickly. On the first day of this five day ride it poured rain so hard that horses, riders, and the ground beneath them became completely saturated. Extreme conditions continued when later in the week it began to snow and temperatures dropped well below freezing. Endurance riders using the boots reported a solid ride and said their horses strode out confidently with the Easyboot Grips in the mud, snow, puddles, and wet grass.

 



Old Mac is an old favorite of many.     $139.99 pair

Every Old Mac's horse boot has a unique high-tech performance outsole, incorporates the unique Hoof Suspension™ System. The specially developed Thermo Plastic Urethane (TPU) compound will minimize and help speed up recovery from concussion-related injuries. If your horse suffers from any of the following - Arthritis, Pedal bone fractures, Jarred shins, Navicular disease, Ringbone, Knee fractures, Laminitis (founder), Bruised soles or Hoof walls and Scalping from overreaching – an Old Mac's horse riding boot will benefit your horse. Aimed at improving your horse's soundess, well-being and performance, these boots will extend your horse's working life!

Offer your horse the necessary support and confidence needed during transportation and wear Old Mac’s Multi Purpose Horse Boots™.  Using Old Mac's may also prevent injury to the coronet which impedes hoof wall growth and results in permanent scarring of the hoof wall

Old Mac’s will eliminate the problem of your horse throwing a shoe - when you arrive at your destination no matter your discipline your horse will be ready to work. Avoid lower limb injuries. Old Mac’s protect your horse from bulb and tendon damage, hoof wall & sole bruising. Old Mac’s exceptional traction will help prevent slipping on the loading ramp and offer increased confidence within a trailer. Please note that the use of boots over metal shoes voids the boot's wear warranty.

Old Mac’s and Old Mac's Generation 2 Differences 

The G2 has a new tread pattern that provides aggressive traction while eliminating pressure on sensitive internal hoof structures. While traction is extremely important, very aggressive traction can inhibit a horse’s natural way of going, and can increase stress on joints, tendons and upper extremities.

Another enhancement of the sole is the removal of the point at the toe. The G2 tread is rounded for a natural breakover, softening the miles and miles of riding you’ll do in your boots.

For horses whose hooves were too narrow to fit into the Old Mac’s there is good news! The shape of the sole on the G2 is different that the original. The new shape is slightly longer than wide, and will fit a greater percentage of horse’s feet. This is an important feature that will allow more horses to wear the boots comfortably and without inserts. 

Along with the new shapes comes new sizing. You will have to carefully measure and review the new charts in order to fit your new boots. 

By integrating the side flaps into the sole and adding a front protective shield, Old Mac’s has made the G2 more stylish and streamlined. The side flap integration narrows the boot, and reduces the amount of bulk over the foot,

 The new Front Protective Shield prevents wear at the front of the boot.

The rear of the boot is now integrated into the sole. This design change strengthens the rear of the boot and eliminates the possibility of fitting the boot on a hoof that is too long. In addition the rivets have been removed which could cause irritation to the frog area

 



And here is the Old Mac G2.    $139.99 pair

Every Old Mac’s horse boot has a unique hi-tech performance outsole, incorporating the unique Hoof Suspension™ System. The specially developed Thermo Plastic Urethane (TPU) compound will minimize and help speed up recovery from concussion-related injuries. If your horse suffers from any of the following - arthritis, pedal bone fractures, jarred shins, navicular disease, ringbone, knee fractures, laminitis (founder), bruised soles or hoof walls and scalping from overreaching – an Old Mac’s horse riding boot will benefit your horse. Aimed at improving your horse’s soundness, well-being and performance, these boots will extend your horse’s working life!

When used during transport, Old Mac’s will eliminate the problem of your horse throwing a shoe in the trailer. When you arrive at your destination, your horse will be ready to work. Old Mac’s protect your horse from bulb and tendon damage, as well as hoof wall and sole bruising. Their exceptional traction will help prevent slipping on the loading ramp and offer increased confidence inside the trailer. Please note that the use of boots over shoes voids the wear warranty.

You can protect both the stallion and mare against kicking injuries during breeding by fitting Old Mac’s Multi-purpose Horse Boots. The unique outsole design will also significantly improve traction during serving. Our equine friends often suffer skeletal structure injuries due to losing their footing on greasy or hard surfaces. This sudden hyper-extension of the limbs can cause serious spinal, joint and/or ligament damage. Riders, too, are often injured as a result of a horse losing its footing and falling on its rider. The traction offered in Old Mac’s unique hi-tech performance outsole helps ensure a safe ride for you and your horse.

The “G2” boot is a fine-tuned version of its popular predecessor, re-engineered for a sleeker look, better performance and greater longevity. One of its most positive features is a new tread pattern that provides aggressive traction while eliminating pressure on sensitive internal hoof structures. While traction is extremely important, very aggressive traction can inhibit a horse’s natural way of going and can increase stress on joints, tendons and upper extremities.

The G2 provides cushioning at the sole (the suspension system), while allowing the tread to “take hold” of the road or any other challenging surface. Another enhancement to the sole is the removal of the point at the toe. The G2 tread is rounded for a natural breakover, softening those hard miles that many horses travel in boots.

For horses whose hooves were too narrow to fit into the original Old Mac’s, there is good news! The shape of the sole on the G2 is different than the original--slightly more long than wide. This is an important feature that will allow more horses to wear the boots comfortably and securely. For die-hard Old Mac’s users, the original boots are still available.

 



Boa Horse Boots.  $139.99 pair

The concept of an equine hoof boot is not new -- EasyCare has been manufacturing, testing and actively using hoof boots in extreme situations since the early 1970’s. Over the last thirty years, we’ve seen many hoof boots come and go, and we’ve used and studied them as they arrived. Some of these products have potential and very positive design features, while others don’t.

The Boa Horse Boot™ has been developed, tested and manufactured to improve upon the equine hoof boot concept. EasyCare’s successful history in manufacturing and using hoof boots has given us the experience and knowledge needed to develop the most complete equine hoof boot on the market. The Boa Horse Boot™ is the result.

The Boa Horse Boot™ is the first horse boot to use materials and technology previously found only in modern athletic shoes and snowboard boots. Modern materials and manufacturing techniques, combined with the unique Boa Lacing System™, make the Boa Horse Boot™ the most advanced horse boot ever.

The outside tread pattern of the Boa Horse Boot™ has been designed for traction, yet allows the hoof and lower leg to move after contact with the ground surface. There is a fine line between traction and aggressive traction. Boots or shoes with aggressive traction don’t allow movement of the hoof and lower leg, causing unneeded lower limb stress and injuries. The Boa Horse Boot™ has been designed to provide traction similar to the natural barefoot hoof. Boa Horse Boots™ provide traction without injuries.

The Boa Lacing System™ makes Boa Horse Boots™ easy to put on and take off, and micro adjustments inherent to the closure allow the boot to fit snugly to almost any hoof. Boa Horse Boots™ fit snugly around the hoof and above the hairline without joint interference during motion.

Although Boa Horse Boots™ have many veterinary and medical uses, they should not be used to hold medications or invasive substances. Many of the medicines used to treat hoof ailments will react adversely with Boa Horse Boot™ leathers and the urethane sole.

Overview
The Boa Horse Boot™ has been developed with three main objectives:

Multiple Uses. The Boa Horse Boot™ provides excellent hoof protection for both occasional and everyday riding for the barefoot horse, but can also be used in the correction and treatment of founder, navicular disease, punctures, abscesses, bruises, contracted heels and other impact­ caused injuries. It also provides protection during trailering, breeding and a quick fix for the occasional lost shoe. We do not recommend this boot for endurance riding.

Ultimate Protection & Retention. The Boa Horse Boot™ has been designed to protect and remain on the hoof during aggressive riding conditions. The Boa Horse Boot™ provides protection to the frog, sole, hoof wall, hairline and bulb area.

Quick and Easy Application. Many of the current hoof boots require tools and strength during application and removal. The Boa Lacing System™ is used on the Boa Horse Boot™ as the primary closure system. The Boa Lacing System™ allows the Boa Horse Boot™ to open large enough to accommodate the wide base of a hoof, allowing for quick application without strength or force. After the hoof is placed in the Boa Horse Boot™, the Boa Lacing System™ quickly tightens with a turn of the dial. Removing the Boa Horse Boot™ is simple: pull the dial, the lace tension releases and the Boa Horse Boot™ is easily slipped off the hoof.

 



The Easy Soaker makes treating a hoof do-able. $23.99 each

Now available in size XXX-Large!  The EasySoaker is perfect for a variety of applications where protection or treatment of the hoof is required: 

  1. Soaking and Poulticing 
  2. Conditioning
  3. Clean, protected environment
  4. Medication at wound site
  5. Weight transfer (heel or toe)
  6. Reduced concussion

Navicular

  1. Reduce concussion
  2. Keep foot moist through use of conditioners inside boot
  3. Complete protection of painful areas
  4. Cold water soaking

 Founder

  1. Poultice applications
  2. Warm water soaks
  3. Keep foot clean and pliable

 Abscesses

  1. Applications of germicide and poultices
  2. Pad inside boot to hold medication at abscess site
  3. Keep foot clean and free from dirt and bacteria
  4. Soak in Epsom Salts

 Thrush

  1. Protection while infection drains
  2. Pad and pack foot with medication
  3. Keep foot clean and free from dirt and bacteria

 Sand Cracks

  1. Overall support for cracked hoof to allow growth
  2. Protect sensitive areas (with packing or padding) during growth period

 Seedy Toe

  1. Applications of bacterial agent
  2. Protection of tender areas

 Contracted Heels

  1. Keep foot moist and pliable through use of hoof conditioner
  2. Restore moisture through use of poultices or clay packs
  3. Allow natural heel expansion and hoof protection while barefoot

 Corns

  1. Provide protection and support for the hoof while leaving barefoot
  2. Pad or boot to reduce concussion
  3. Protect draining areas with pad
  4. Hold medication at site of wound with boot or pad

 White Line Disease

  1. Application of fungicide and bactericide by use of pad or boot
  2. Protect affected areas from further invasion of dirt and debris
  3. Reduce chance of further injury by bruising or quicking.
  4. Protect hoof wall from excessive chipping during growth period

Important: The EasySoaker is intended for soaking and medication purposes only. It should not be used for riding or turnout. You should practice application and removal of the EasySoaker before use with medications to insure a proper fit. EasyCare recommends sizing up when purchasing an EasySoaker. Sizing up one to two sizes allows extra space for bandages and liquids to be used inside the boot. And remember to consult your veterinarian, always, for proper diagnosis and treatment for your horses.


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