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  1. #1
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    Thumbs down Bend those Easyboot Cleats down!

    I got the new Easyboots for Monster yesterday and without giving a second thought to the cleats, I just booted her up, and took her for a 30 minute walk to start breaking them in. I got back to the barn and was absolutely DISGUSTED to see that the cleats had chewed right through the outer wall and into the inner wall on both medial and lateral side of the front feet.

    My Arab's easyboots were so tight fitting I could not use cleat covers, but instead put the boot in a vice and bent the cleats down flat so they don't do this.

    Monster's boots fit a little looser so the cleat covers would probably fit over the cleats.

    But oooooooh, am I mad. This will take a long time to grow out and is ugly ugly ugly.



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    Can you post pictures of the cleats? I do not know what they look like. I have easy boots which fit Abby very well. I am thinking about getting those for Sunny so I do not want to get those with "cleats"?

    I am sorry about Monster's feet. I hate setbacks like this...
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    I dont think the new boots have those cleats.

    This happened a few years ago to my horse- a lot of his hoof was dug out and it looked horrible and I was worried, but it didnt cause any problems.



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    Default replace them w/ tapers.

    it's the greatest invention no more trying to get the cleats clamped down. now when i get new boots, i order tapers and replace the cleats w/ tapers.
    problem solved!
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    http://www.healthyhoof.com/articles/...0_easycare.htm

    I searched through and found this site. My mare is using the Boa easy boots. I'm really happy because I can get to control how tight fitting the boots are. I can see why cleats are not friendly to the feet. So sorry that you had the misfortune.
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    Shoes would be kinder. Try shoes.



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    Default egontoast

    are you seriously saying that nailing metal shoes to a horse's hoof is kinder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marta View Post
    are you seriously saying that nailing metal shoes to a horse's hoof is kinder?
    Well, I wouldn't call it cruel.
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    all of the easy boots i have gotten lately come with plastic clips you can put over the cleats if the metal cleats are too aggressive for your horse's feet- personally i've never had a problem with them



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    are you seriously saying that nailing metal shoes to a horse's hoof is kinder?
    Yes. if your horse has to wear 'easy boots' to be comfortable , then barefoot isn't working for you.

    Shoes are not evil.



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    Good luck. I hope you can find a good farrier .



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    Quote Originally Posted by egontoast View Post
    Good luck. I hope you can find a good farrier .
    why are these comments necessary?

    To be kind and helpful or snotty and start an arugment?

    I wasn't sure so thought I would ask.



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    Well, before we get TOO far off the subject - I'll pass along something I saw an eventer (who is also a vet) do once on a TB w/ shelly feet: she wrapped the foot tightly but generously in vetwrap and then put the Easyboot on. Cleat problem solved.
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    I've taken my mare's shoes off in early winter for the past 5 years,and here and there she's chipped off enough foot up to the nail holes to get a little gimpy in the front.I've then put Easyboots on her for up to a month at a time,to let the feet grow out a bit.I pull them off when she's stalled of course,and here and there to keep them clean.Those metal cleats do leave some scratches on the foot,but have never caused any type of lameness issue at all.Not the nicest thing to look at,but any trimmer/farrier is going to know what they're caused by...in fact,my mare's feet came out of this winter the best ever,and she wore Easyboots quite a bit



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    Default PEOPLE,

    i'm going to repeat again - TAPERS. replace the cleats with tapers if the cleats don't work for you (apparently they do work for some horses).
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    I thought tapers could NOT be used with Easyboots as the boot would not hold.

    I know they can be used with Epics.

    This is per conversation with Easycare.



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    Red face LMH

    Quote Originally Posted by LMH View Post
    I thought tapers could NOT be used with Easyboots as the boot would not hold.

    I know they can be used with Epics.

    This is per conversation with Easycare.
    oh, perhaps you're right... i use them w/ bares which have gaiters so that's a different story.
    ok, so i guess all my yelling was out of place... duh-me
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    Default auventera two

    see what LMH wrote. if you're using ez boots then tapers apparently won't hold the boots on. i use tapers w/ bares and before that i used them w/ epics but those have gaiters so maybe it's different.

    i did mash the teeth on my old pair of ez boots. then i put layers of duct tape over them. in effect, that got rid of the teeth altogether. kind of like a home made taper. granted they didn't stay on v. well but they also didn't stay on very well w/ the teeth. ever so often she'd overreach and pull the boot right off... hence i was relieved when they came out w/ gaiters.
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    AToo, since you used to complain that there were no good farriers anywhere near your area, I'm not sure that's such a big compliment!

    Good luck with your horse's foot problems.



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    Default egontoast

    Quote Originally Posted by egontoast View Post
    AToo, since you used to complain that there were no good farriers anywhere near your area, I'm not sure that's such a big compliment!

    Good luck with your horse's foot problems.
    you just can't stop w/ the digs, can you? having a bad week?
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