THE EASYCARE HOOF BOOT RANGE:
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boots & easyshoes.
Before you buy be sure to size correctly as described below.
Correct sizing is everything with hoof boots! We cannot stress this point enough!
1. Measure after a fresh trim as shown above.
2. Check through all the sizing charts for the various styles to locate a boot which is the closest match to your measurements, both length and width. Choose styles that suit your horse's measurements.
3. Ideally your width and length measurements will fit into the same sizing. If the length and width measurements indicate different sizes select the larger size. If the width and length are different by more than one size your selected boot style is not recommended. You may find an alternative boot style in the Easycare range that is more suited to your hoof shape.
Note: For the Glove boot your width and length measurements MUST fall into the same size category and you should use a FIT KIT to assess correct size.
Some boot styles will accommodate less than perfect feet - or club feet, these are the ones that enclose more of the entire hoof capsule or have fastening systems that can draw in the top of the boot.
Sizing charts are listed below with the boot range and are also listed on our shop with the individual boot styles.
Tips for Fitting Success:
For good boot fit a 4 weekly cycle is recommended. If you are on a longer trim cycle between trimmer's visits sometimes it's necessary to use a more high profile boot that will accommodate a little flaring.
Measure carefully, use metric measurements they are more accurate. Boot sizes also do not equate to shoe sizes.
One question we are often get asked is, “Why can’t I measure in inches and convert to millimetres?”
The problem here is two-fold.
First, most of the time when people measure in inches they tend to round to the nearest inch, or fraction of an inch.
Second, one inch does not convert to an even millimetre measurement. One inch is equal to 25.4 millimetres. When rounding your inches measurements, it will obscure your millimetres conversion by nearly 0.5 millimetres.
This may not seem like much, but if you take 0.5 millimetres off of each inch measured, the difference can be quite significant. This is especially an issue when trying to fit a boot, like the Easyboot Glove, which requires precise measurements for a proper fit. Great fit only comes from accurate measurements taken correctly.
Thanks for helping us, help you, get the most out of your Easycare boots.
INTRODUCING THE EASYCARE RIDING BOOT RANGE:
BACK COUNTRY Boot
Sold as a single boot.
Sold as a single boot. Regular & Wide sizes available.
The amazing GLOVE boot has recently undergone an upgrade and has some great new features!
Sold as a single boot. "THE" boot of choice for high performance equine sports.
New for 2018, the Easyboot Glove Soft features the best parts of our gaiter over the years. The design elements customers have asked to be brought back are all here.
The soft elastic gaiter, the wider hook and loop, and the over-lap design. All to prevent rubbing and ease of application. A slim, form-fitting boot that is easy to apply. Features our best tread pattern yet, based on 40 years of experience and the latest in technology.
The Easyboot Glove Soft is a lightweight, slim profile, form-fitting boot that is easy to apply. It was designed to fit like a second skin over the hoof without adding bulk or width. This seamless boot hugs the hoof and responds like a natural foot. Flexible and tough, the Easyboot Glove Soft adds traction and protection to the hoof, while allowing a free stride and natural breakover. Like a glove, this boot provides protection without hindering mobility.
The Easyboot Glove Soft 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 grass or sticks getting caught in the boots. The elastic cap at the rear of the gaiter fits the contours of the heel bulb while offering generous proportions of stretch and strength.
A Fit Kit is recommended to determine proper sizing for the Easyboot Glove.
Glove Boot Accessories: (listed below the boot on our shop) If you are a performance rider there are a range of accessories to enhance the fit of the glove boot if you need this. Power Straps fit between the V at the front of the boot to keep it closed and Meuller Tape aids the contact between hoof and glove boot wall.
Garrett Ford discusses the Easyboot Glove (part 2)
The Easyboot MINI
Sold as single boots.
The Easyboot Mini has been designed specifically for miniature horses, ponies and foals. Quick and easy to apply, this boot is the ultimate option for tiny hooves.
The lightweight urethane blended sole will allow for traction and protection on any surface. The durable and supple upper keeps the boot secure without interfering with the natural gait.
The Easyboot Mini is a first class option for horses who encounter diversity of terrain. The Easyboot Mini will accommodate a Comfort Pad to be used as a therapy boot.
How small is the smallest mini boot?
The FLIP FLOP
Sold as a single boot.
Something never before seen in hoof protection!
This new glue-on boot is a flip-flop design with a conventional upper that extends to the widest point of the hoof. This part of the hoof has the least amount of movement in both the vertical and horizontal planes. Because of this lack of movement, the bonds between the shoe and the hoof hold much tighter and are less likely to fail than at the heel.
Having trouble finding a boot to fit a short wide hoof shape? The FLIP FLOP is you solution. Find the right width and then you can cut the rear portio to customize the fit.
THE LOVE CHILD
Easyboot LC (Love Child) The Easyboot LC is a hybrid of the Easyboot Glue-On shell and the EasyShoe Performance. The key whole design allows for independent heel movement both horizontally and vertically with each foot fall. In addition the flexible rubber insole will allow for natural heel growth and expansion with time.
It can be common to see 4-8mm of heel expansion in each four to six week application. The length of the LC is longer than other EasyCare models and should be cut to fit. Cuff height has two lines that guide trimming the upper if a lower profile install is desired. Four holes in the cuff act as dowel pins and strengthen the adhesive bond.
The Easyboot LC is intended to be used as a glue-on hoof protection and to be worn throughout the entire trim cycle. When applying the Easyboot LC we recommend Vettec Adhere adhesive. Easyboot Glue-On and Easyboot LC hoof preparation, adhesives and application techniques will mirror each other.
NEW TRAIL BOOT
Sold as single boots.
Stylish, tough and super easy to use.
Easycare have built The World's Easiest Hoof Boot!
The Easyboot Trail is the easiest hoof boot in the world to apply and remove. The attachment system assures booted success throughout the trim cycle. The boot opens up completely to easily slip on and off over most hoof shapes and sizes. The rear double Velcro® attachment protects the entire hoof wall and keeps the boot firmly in place. EasyCare Gaiters are an optional accessory (sold separately).
The Easyboot Trail features include:
• Opens wide to get the hoof in and fastens with Velcro®. No additional buckles or straps to negotiate.
OLD MAC G2
All-Purpose Hoof Boots
Every Old Mac’s G2 horse boot has a unique hi-tech performance outsole and incorporates the patented Hoof Suspension™ System. The Old Mac’s G2 is composed of a specially developed Thermo Plastic Urethane (TPU) compound which minimizes concussion and shortens recovery time for horses with concussion-related injuries.
An ideal boot for horses transitioning out of shoes as "comfort pads" can be added for additional sole comfort plus as they are a high profile boot they are more adatable for less than perfect hoof shapes.
The Old Mac’s G2 is a great option for pleasure riding (less than 25 miles per week) and can also serve as a therapy boot. If your horse suffers from any of the following - arthritis, pedal bone fractures, navicular disease, ringbone, laminitis (founder), bruised soles, or scalping from overreaching–the Old Mac’s G2 horse boot will benefit your horse.
EASYBOOT TRAIL ORIGINAL
The Easyboot Trail Original is the easiest hoof boot in the world to apply and remove. The attachment system assures booted success throughout the trim cycle. The boot opens up completely to easily slip on and off over most hoof shapes and sizes. The rear double Velcro® attachment protects the entire hoof wall and keeps the boot firmly in place. EasyCare Gaiters are an optional accessory (sold separately).
The Easyboot Trail Original's Features Include:
• Opens wide to get the hoof in and fastens with Velcro®. No additional buckles or straps to negotiate. • Offered at an entry-level price point: One of the most affordable boots on the market today. • Tough polyurethane sole offers excellent durability and grip on all terrain.
Easyboot EPIC B00T
Sold as a single boot.
The sole tread has been redesigned to match the amazingly successful Glove boot tread. Comes with new improved fastening system.
The Epic Boot is a fantastic boot for all types of riding. Sold as a single boot it works well for horses with asymmetrical hoof sizes such as high/low syndrome.
The redesigned cable & buckle system allows for various adjustments to draw in the top of the boot which accommodates a range of hoof shapes. Pads can be added for more comfort if necessary and the soft gaiter which is part of the boot itself keeps the boot secure.
If you prefer a different buckle style then you can change to the "easy up" buckle system which is sold as an accessory.
Gaiters can be easily replaced if necessary with normal household tools.
Fastening is with a simple cable and snap buckle system.
If you prefer the "Easy Up" buckle system instead of the regular buckle, these are available as an accessory. Click here for directions on changing buckle
The Epic boot has a unique faster which allows you top draw in the top of the boot with a cabling and buckle system.
This opens up boot use to those horses who have less perfect hoof shape.
The EPIC is ideal for horses who suffer high/low hoof syndrome (club foot) as it allows the use of pads too which allows you to get afirmer fit on the club foot. Also ideal for horses just coming out of shoes who are undergoing rehab
GLUE ON SHELLS
Sold as single shells. Reg & Wide sizes.
Use the hoof protection winners choose - Below Garrett Ford CEO of Easycare Inc rides The Fury to a win in the Tevis 100 Mile Endurance Championships in the US.
Glue on Shells are not meant to replace horse shoes and should only be left in place for the duration of the event.
The Shells are ideal for multi day endurance rides or long distance endurance/trail rides where you do not want to use the Glove with a gaiter.
Hoof conditions such as thrush thrive in an anaerobic environment (airless) so it is not recommended that these boots never be left on the horse for periods longer than the manufacturers recommendations. The Glue on Shells are not meant to replace horse shoes and should never be left on the hoof for more than 7 days.
Gluing supplies are also available on our shop.
Preparation & appliction of the Glue Ons:
Removing the Glue Ons:
THERAPY BOOT STYLES:
New CLOUD THERAPY BOOT
Sold as single boots - therapy boot only - not a riding boot.
The Most Robust Therapeutic Boot
In The World
The new Easyboot Cloud is a therapeutic hoof boot system designed to give comfort and support to horses with thin soles, abscesses, founder, laminitic stages, stresses of shipping, recovery after workouts or stalling on hard surfaces. It also provides instant and ongoing relief for horses suffering from chronic lameness and general lower limb or hoof problems by aiding movement and reducing recovery time after injury or surgery.
Seams and edges of the industrial strength Cordura® upper are rounded for safety. A padded collar provides additional relief to the pastern area. Three air vents provide air circulation to keep the hoof cool while preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris.
Each Easyboot Cloud comes with a removable closed-cell EVA standard pad. Replacement Cloud pads are sold separately. The Easyboot Cloud may be used in conjunction with the EasyCare Therapy Click System®. The Coud boot is a therapy boot (not a riding boot) designed for ease of access and able to be used over bandaging, therefore is recommended for small turnout areas only.
The new Easyboot Stratus is a premium therapeutic hoof boot system designed to give comfort and support to horses with thin soles, abscesses, founder, laminitic stages, stresses of shipping, recovery after workouts or stalling on hard surfaces. It also provides instant and ongoing relief for horses suffering from chronic lameness and general lower limb or hoof problems by aiding movement and reducing recovery time after injury or surgery.
The boot comes with a patent pending adjustable TheraPad system that allows each pad to be custom tailored to the horse and conditions. The adjustable TheraPad can be used without the TheraRods or the TheraRods can be inserted into the pad to provide more or firmer padding. The three densities of rods provide numerous possibilities. The upper is made of premium leather. A padded collar provides additional relief to the pastern area. Internal neoprene is used in the heel area for comfort.
A patent pending "heel lock" system holds the heel in place and prevents twisting. Three air vents provide air circulation to keep the hoof cool while preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris.
The Rx THERAPY BOOT
Sold as single boots.
Not a riding boot, but specifically designed to help horses who are undergoing painful laminitis, surgery, hoof trauma or abscessing.
It is lighweight, washable, breathable and thick pads can be added for extra comfort.
Because of its loose fit you can also choose a size that will allow you to bandage your hoof if that is necessary.
A great favourite of equine vets as it allows horses some quiet turn out time in the sun, so necessary for recovery.
Easy SOAKER Boot
Sold as single boots.
Easycare Soaking Therapy Boot
(not a riding boot - not a therapy boot - for soaking only)
The EasySoaker is a handy item in any tack room. Suitable for:Soaking & Pouliticing.
Applying medicated treatments.
Holding medication at a wound site
Providing a clean protected environment
This is a lose fitting boot. We recommend that the horse be restrained when wearing the boot.
Note: Easycare recommends sizing up when purchasing an EasySoaker.
Sizing up one or two sizes allows extra space for bandages and liquids to be used inside the boot.
In addition, a larger size makes application quicker and easier.
The ZIP BOOT
Sold as a single boot.
The Zip boot is ideal as a strong temporary covering for any hoof wound.
It is simple to put on and can be done quickly which really helps. It can provide a clean environment for a bandaged hoof and is something all horse owners should consider having in their first aid kit for those times when you don't have a stable available and your horse has a hoof injury.
The Zip boot is also a wonderful tool for any owners, trimmer or farrier to use when applying the Easyshoe. Having a Zip boot handly allows you to prepare the hoof for gluing and not have to worry about geting dirt or moisture on it before you glue. If you have a figety horse then you don't have to panic if you need to allow him to put his weight back on that hoof prior to gluing.
Easycare Inc. now have a product to help those who compete in sports that as yet do not permit hoof boots.
It is also a great rehab. tool for farriers & professional hoof care providers as it allows the hoof to expand and flex and bare weight normally.
Click here to go to our Easyshoe Information Page.For more indepth information on the Easyshoe range.
Sold as pairs.
EasyShoe Flex Heart
EasyShoe Flex Light
EasyShoe Flex Open Heel
EasyShoe Perfromance NG