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Is there still a sale/trade site for lightly used hoofboots?

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  • Is there still a sale/trade site for lightly used hoofboots?

    I have a pair of the original style easyboots that Id like to re-home
    Though a larger size, they are too too small for our draftyX boys

    There used to be some site that was a boot exchange - is it still around and does anyone know how to contact it?

    thanks for the help

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    http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/boot_swap.htm
    RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.

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    • #3
      Bits and Barter has a forum too:

      http://bitsandbarter.proboards.com/i...board=farriery
      <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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      • #4
        I posted mine (Cavallos) on a Yahoo group and sold them easily
        Appy Trails,
        Kathy, Cadet & CCS Silinde
        member VADANoVA www.vadanova.org

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        • #5
          "Lightly Used Hoofboots" Thats kind of a oxymoron isn't it?

          It only takes one or two rides on with my horses for the boots to look like crap and probably need some kind of maintenance.

          Good luck with getting them traded for what you need.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Painted Horse View Post
            It only takes one or two rides on with my horses for the boots to look like crap and probably need some kind of maintenance.
            I've been using the same Gloves for over a year (including several endurance rides and lots of conditioning miles) and they're still in quite usable condition.
            Training and campaigning Barb endurance horses at The Barb Wire.

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            • #7
              Painted Horse, what kind of boots do you have? I have an easy boot I've been using on the trails and for turn out (2 different injured horses) and It's holding up just fine.
              "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

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              • #8
                Easyboot Gloves and Bares.

                I have no doubt that if you just ride down dirt roads and bridle paths they will last a long time. My hard plastic is holding up OK. But the gaiters only last 2-3rides. My horses work hard, nothing against EasyBoot. I just couldn't resist the tongue in cheek comment about lightly used.

                Just too much abrasion from sage brush, blown down trees, rocks, sand and mud along the trails. Anything fabric on my boots is destroyed almost immediately.

                Look at the photos, These boots have not been used very much and you can see the stitching is gone, fabric on gaiter is torn or frayed. Screw heads are almost unuseable by a screw driver from the beating on the rocks. I usually have to use pliers or grind the screws off when I need to replace gaiters.

                These boots are really dirty from two days of riding in Bryce, We probably crossed the stream 100 times a day, then with wet boots continue down a gritty rocky trail. The sand and grit just abraids the material. Then when we travel thru the sage brush, the rough branches pull and tear at any fabric.
                But the plastic is holding up just. I probably should forget the gaiters and just use the Glue ons.

                http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...Bryce/Gove.gif
                http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...yce/Glove2.gif
                http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...ryce/Glove.gif

                For the 8 boots I was using for two days of riding, I lost one, and tore the gaiter on a second. So it will cost me about $70-$80 to replace/repair. Pretty expensive for two days of riding.

                I'm not putting down boots. They just are not the right product for the type of riding that I do. I'm sure they work great for most people.

                Basically our trail was a streambed of water, mud and rocks
                http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Bryce3182.jpg
                http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Bryce3140.jpg
                Last edited by Painted Horse; Jun. 1, 2011, 02:39 PM.

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                • #9
                  What great pics but D-ANG those trails don't look as if they would chew up a pair of boots like that!
                  Were those the easy stretches?

                  Where I mostly ride it's rock Rock ROCK of all sizes and it doesn't do that kind of number on my boots. Mine are battered for sure and every ride I can see I've lost tread but your's look as if the dog chewed them up and then you ran back and forth over them with the truck!
                  You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.

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                  • #10
                    I think what tore them up was the sage brush. It was as tall as my head when I was in the saddle on the horse. So 8+ feet talll. The forest service wouldn't let me ride on the bike trail, So I had to bush wack thru the sage and it was a fight. I'm sure that is where I lost the boot. The branchs and tangles just pulled it off. And we were moving slow and irregular fighting the brush, so you don't feel the horse change his gait when the boot comes off.

                    The above photos were to show that we rode up the creek and stayed wet all day. Which collected the sand and grit that also abraided the fabric. Of course the tough spots, I usually had my hands full and not the place to pull the camera out.

                    This photo ( taken from camp ) shows some avg sagebrush, The cattle grazing pretty much are hidden except for the backs. We made a worng turn on Monday, and being typical guys we refused to go back, instead thinking we could trail blaze a new route to where we needed to go, and instead rode for a couple of hours thrubursh with not trails.
                    http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Bryce3206.jpg


                    These couple of photo, while not from this past weekend. Show some of the crap we have to get thru.
                    http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...ky-Trail-4.gif

                    http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p.../LimeKiln7.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Your rocky trail picture reminds me of a couple of places I ride.
                      I can understand the thick sagebrush tearing your boots up. Sadly I think it would be near impossible to find some that could stand up to that kind of punishment for long.
                      You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Painted Horse View Post
                        These boots are really dirty from two days of riding in Bryce, We probably crossed the stream 100 times a day, then with wet boots continue down a gritty rocky trail. The sand and grit just abraids the material. Then when we travel thru the sage brush, the rough branches pull and tear at any fabric.
                        But the plastic is holding up just. I probably should forget the gaiters and just use the Glue ons.


                        Or switch to Renegades -- no fabric to tear...
                        RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the links. I have had a couple for sale and haven't gotten any hits from my normal sites, so fingers crossed!

                          Has anyone used the COTH classifieds before and had luck selling tack?
                          Only dead fish go with the flow.

                          http://tommybluefoot.blogspot.com/

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