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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 14, 2006
    Nashville, TN

    Default Bell boots that run really big or really small?

    My TB is riding a fine line between L and XL bell boots.

    The L don't quite cover and rub his heels, but the XL come off really easily and I'm not totally comfortable galloping in them.

    So... I need a pair of really big L or really small XL.

    I think he's wearing the italian rubber XLs right now and they're a little smaller than whatever I originally had (swapped his with my DRAFT CROSS *sigh*) so the fit isn't as enormous, but they still don't stay on.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 23, 2006


    Professionals Choice and Classic Equine seem to run small.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 10, 2004


    Classic equine xl's should fit. The no turn. Plus, they are amazing bell boots.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2012
    Portland, OR


    sounds like you're looking for pull-ons, not the velcro on/no-turn ones, correct? i have the same issue with my TB in the Italian rubber double thickness bottom ones - the larges are a wee bit too small (and evil to get on) and the XL are a wee bit big and flop around a lot and therefore tear faster.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul. 24, 2006
    Seattle, WA


    Try some of the cheaper brands of the same type. I have 5 pairs of XL bell boots that don't fit either of the horses I bought them for. Both have big feet, though my TB's aren't so big that he should need an XXL! The ones I ordered were the Centaur Pull On Bell Boots from Smartpak. Prior to that order, I had always ordered the XLs from Beval and they fit great. So much for trying to save money!
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