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  • Whoooooopeeee! The Renegades are OUT!

    http://www.renegadehoofboots.com/

    Check it out!!!!!

  • #2
    :droooooooooooooooooool:

    They're not HORRIBLY expensive, either... too bad I just bought a pair of Easyboots!
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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      #3
      I want the pink ones http://www.renegadehoofboots.com/bootcolors.html so bad I can't stand it!!!!!!

      Not fair!! I just bought 3 sets of Easyboot Bares. I LOVE the Bares, but dangit I want pink Renegades.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Auventera Two View Post
        I want the pink ones http://www.renegadehoofboots.com/bootcolors.html so bad I can't stand it!!!!!!

        Not fair!! I just bought 3 sets of Easyboot Bares. I LOVE the Bares, but dangit I want pink Renegades.
        I kinda like the green ones myself...
        Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

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        • #5
          There's none in turquoise, dang it.

          What timing though, Mitch is getting his front shoes pulled tomorrow, and getting a barefoot trim (he's a Haffie, his feet are big and strong, I don't know why he had front shoes on when he doesn't need them)

          I'll have to talk to the gal trimming him about the Renegade boots, I imagine Mitch probably need/want boots up front and the Renegades look really easy to put on.
          "My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well." -- Revan

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          • #6
            Another vote for turquoise! Though I was too busy looking at the mechanics to notice the colors much.

            Did anybody notice that the boot length can be reduced some for wide feet and over-reachers? I'd also like to try the glue-on shoe. So much on my wish list, so little money to spend!!
            "Passion without knowledge is a runaway horse."

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            • #7
              Darn! They aren't making a large enough size yet for my easyboot "tweener". I would love to try them.

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              • #8
                I am holding out for blue ones....
                they do look cool, although i wouldn't jump in those, and we do just fine jumping in epics... dont know why perhaps because the material looks slick on these...
                I cant wait to hear some user responses!
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                • #9
                  My pony has a pair of the bright orange ones. I love the color on him. He's a black/bay color. I love the renegades!!! I've had them for about a month. I take them in all type of terrain, mostly rocky, desert stuff and they are wonderful!!! Everyone is going to love these boots!! Once my cavallo's fall apart, I'm going to get a pair for my arabian and qh. My friend got me on the renegade bandwagon. She's a farrier and has been riding in them since I've known her(about a year). She loves them too! Plus they send you extra straps for when the velcro stops sticking. You can change them out and they last twice as long!

                  Maria

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                  • #10
                    How do they do in the mud???

                    I wouldn't mind jumping on the barefoot wagon if I had the green pair of renegades, can't afford them though
                    Missouri Fox Trotters-To ride one is to own one

                    Standardbreds, so much more then a harness racing horse.

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                    • #11
                      I notice the site doesn't mention any sort of guarantee or estimates on how long a pair will last.

                      Personally, I think $170 a pair IS very expensive. For a set of 4 (including S&H), I can have one horse shod all around for the entire competition year (six-seven months). The rest of the time my horses go barefoot anyway. If my horse blows a shoe, my farrier guarantees he will be out within a day or two to replace it at no charge...and, although that has rarely happened (once, with a horse with over reach issues), he would do it every week for the total six week period if he needs to.

                      So where is the advantage?

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                      • #12
                        I think the advantage is just if you believe in keeping your horse barefoot
                        Though I think I am saving money, I used to pay $65 every 5 weeks for shoeing, now I am trimming myself.
                        I have been using Renegades since August. they have held up well. One pair, I did 2 50s, one LD and lots of trail riding at home and they are still in great shape, have to replace the velcro pieces a few times since then tho.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Kyzteke View Post
                          I notice the site doesn't mention any sort of guarantee or estimates on how long a pair will last.

                          Personally, I think $170 a pair IS very expensive. For a set of 4 (including S&H), I can have one horse shod all around for the entire competition year (six-seven months). The rest of the time my horses go barefoot anyway. If my horse blows a shoe, my farrier guarantees he will be out within a day or two to replace it at no charge...and, although that has rarely happened (once, with a horse with over reach issues), he would do it every week for the total six week period if he needs to.

                          So where is the advantage?
                          The advantage is in having a choice to pick whatever you feel happy about. $170 is high if you compare them to the Easycare boots that run between $140-$160 a pair. Hoof boots definitely outlast shoes because the horse only wears them while ridden and not 24/7. On my QH, I've used one set of boots per season for the last 3 years. My Arab was just under saddle last year so I didn't even wear out a set on her. Hers could go another season if she hadn't outgrown them. Libbey of course is foundered and does only light trail so her boots will last probably 5 years.

                          But I trim my horses myself so I pay nothing for trims except the cost of tools. So boots end up being MUCH cheaper for me. But also the advantage of boots isn't just the cost. It's the fact your horse can be shoeless all day and all season except when you're riding.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Auventera Two View Post
                            On my QH, I've used one set of boots per season for the last 3 years. My Arab was just under saddle last year so I didn't even wear out a set on her. Hers could go another season if she hadn't outgrown them.

                            But I trim my horses myself so I pay nothing for trims except the cost of tools. So boots end up being MUCH cheaper for me. But also the advantage of boots isn't just the cost. It's the fact your horse can be shoeless all day and all season except when you're riding.

                            So you are saying that , on average (for a horse you are conditioning for and competiting in endurance rides), a set of boots will last just one season? One year, I should say?

                            As for trimming my own horses...I don't see that happening for me, I guess. If I only had one or two horses, maybe.... but right now I have 10 and the farrier has to come out to do the non-riding horses anyway, so might as well have him do the riding horses too.

                            I'm simply exploring the barefoot option at this point. All my riding horses have great feet and ALL my horses are barefoot 365 days a year unless they are being ridden. In the early spring when the ground is soft the two riding horses stay barefoot till June or so, then we shoe the front. By July I put them all around. Then they come off in November. Never had a problem.

                            But I'm riding them more now, and I'm always looking at newer, better options...the barefoot concept intriques me, but I really don't want to spend hundreds of $$$$ on stuff that doesn't work.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kyzteke View Post
                              So you are saying that , on average (for a horse you are conditioning for and competiting in endurance rides), a set of boots will last just one season? One year, I should say?
                              .
                              I think its impossible to say how many seasons or years a boot will last, since everyone rides a different amount of miles and also do some of the miles completely barefoot. With my Renegades, I've probably used each boot for a total of 350 miles and the tread is still great. They have not needed repairs yet. The gaiters of the Epics tend to rip fairly frequently for me, so in my experience, there is more maintenance costs for those, but the boot itself has quite a long life.

                              Its worth a try, the boots. You may like the whole deal, and if not, you can always sell the boots on ebay for a decent price.

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                              • #16
                                ok...my guy is currently shod in the front---but has been barefoot most of his life until a popped hind splint required shoes for wedge pads to heal.
                                From there, we had four shod all around for awhile to support while re adjusting angle and get some heel back...now down to only fronts.

                                This horse is base narrow (in the hind), and can interfere fetlock to fetlock with certain work-----therefore, heavy, bulky hind boots will not work with his slight clearance. I am curious about the glue on shoe.....can anyone elaborate on if they've used this?

                                thanks

                                ayrabz
                                ayrabz
                                "Indecision may or may not be my problem"
                                --Jimmy Buffett

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                                • #17
                                  I am so getting those for my pony. My big horse has such soft feet she needs shoes to go ride just about anywhere. And some of the places we ride would wear out even steel shoes really fast. But my pony just needs some protection for rocky terrain, as she has good feet. We're paying 95 bucks every 4 and 1/2 weeks to shoe our horses. That's just too much.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by ayrabz View Post
                                    This horse is base narrow (in the hind), and can interfere fetlock to fetlock with certain work-----therefore, heavy, bulky hind boots will not work with his slight clearance. I am curious about the glue on shoe.....can anyone elaborate on if they've used this?

                                    thanks

                                    ayrabz
                                    A friend of mine is using rundown boots (possibly also called skid boots) effectively for her horse who interferes with the hind legs. They cover the entire fetlock without extending down the pastern or up the cannon. You might consider these if your horse cuts himself.
                                    "Passion without knowledge is a runaway horse."

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                                    • #19
                                      They mostly last a good 8 months, ridden 5 days a week, even in rocky, desert conditions
                                      Plus, they are amazing traction on paved roads and rocky terrain.

                                      Maria

                                      Originally posted by Kyzteke View Post
                                      I notice the site doesn't mention any sort of guarantee or estimates on how long a pair will last.

                                      Personally, I think $170 a pair IS very expensive. For a set of 4 (including S&H), I can have one horse shod all around for the entire competition year (six-seven months). The rest of the time my horses go barefoot anyway. If my horse blows a shoe, my farrier guarantees he will be out within a day or two to replace it at no charge...and, although that has rarely happened (once, with a horse with over reach issues), he would do it every week for the total six week period if he needs to.

                                      So where is the advantage?

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                                      • #20
                                        I have a pair of Old Macs and they are a pita. They don't fit the horse I bought them for and to put them on every ride for the horse that can use them.... well, I guess I'm just lazy. If I use the boots they increase my groom/prep time to 40 minutes. With 3 horses to ride after work, I don't want to spend that amount of time. Brush, clean hooves, tack and go equals about 15-20 minutes per horse.

                                        Yes, I would like something different than metal shoes, but the glue on ones aren't for everyday use and where I live, it's sand and rock. The horses' hooves wear down really fast without protection. Is there another boot out there that is quick to put on?
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