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Jumping with hoof boots on your horse... Tested!

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  • Jumping with hoof boots on your horse... Tested!

    A while back, someone posted here about using hoof boots in the jumping portions of eventing... And one of the employees of Easy Care came on CoTH and offered Easy Boot Glove boots to anyone willing to try them on their horse eventing... I e-mailed him and he sent me a pair to try out.

    The Easy Boot Glove is a lovely hoof boot, VERY low profile. Basically a rubber shell that encompasses the hoof, but stops well below the hairline, with a gaiter added on to help keep it in place. Easy Care also has a Glue-On that is just the rubber hoof shell without the gaiter.

    I have had a few flatwork/trail rides in them and they are great. But today was the first time I had been able to get out and test them in stadium and XC. I know the jumps aren't the biggest (General's a bit of a greenie), but it was a great test for the Easy Boot Glove.

    I can truthfully say that I felt no difference whatsoever in how General moved or jumped. He felt safe and comfortable, as always. My instructor (Ruth Sawin of Pine Hill, Area 5) noticed no difference in how Gen was moving, either on the flat or over the jumps. Also, they seemed to not hold any water after the water jumps.

    The pics can be seen here:

    Please no comments on my poor riding abilities... After looking at the photos and video, I realize there is PLENTY *I* can improve upon!!

    The Gloves are easy to put on and remove, there's no unnecessary hardware and the traction/grip is excellent, even coming out of the water onto dry/slick grass.

    It was a great day, and the Glove is a great product!!
    Last edited by texang73; Feb. 7, 2009, 08:12 PM.
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  • #2
    hahaha.. did he ever jump into the water?

    the gloves seems great! - Lets build your dream barn


    • #3
      Thanks for this post. I've been curious about them. Did you have them on hinds, as well? I can't tell in any of the pics...
      "As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."- William James

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      • #4
        No, he never JUMPED into the water, but did go through several times. He was very cute actually, about the drop into the water... He wasn't piggy about it at all, he really was more like "Ummm, mom, are you SURE? I mean, I dunno, I could drown or something" he really just didn't "get" what he was supposed to do... so next time a lead horse!

        No, only boots on the fronts (I only have one pair!). I was VERY pleased with the boots performance.
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        • #5
          I had no doubts the boots would work out... but how did YOUR boots do when you jumped into the water??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CookiePony View Post
            I had no doubts the boots would work out... but how did YOUR boots do when you jumped into the water??
            MY boots were waterlogged almost immediately... But I only got into the water knowing I had an extra pair of boots and socks in the SUV! You know, you do what you can to help your horse!

            Agreed, I had no doubt the boots would work either, but they had never been "officially" tested...

            We're in Garrett's blog now! Kinda cool to be "in print"!
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            • #7
              Thanks for posting your review. I've wanted to try some boots for my horse for hacking and some conditioning work over ground that is less-than-perfect-kind-of-hard-with-some-rocks. I've thought about the Cavallo "Simple Boot", but I like the way these look. They look a little more snug and streamlined.

              Do you know if they would work over shoes, or if that makes a difference?
              Last edited by Cisco's_Mom; Feb. 9, 2009, 12:08 PM. Reason: Added question
              Illegitimis nil carborundum - "Don't let the bastards grind you down."


              • #8
                I am totally pumped to hear this!


                • #9
                  I've been wondering about jumping in the Gloves so this thread is quite timely! I had asked at the Equine Affaire in November about jumping in them and the very nice ladies smiled, but said "no idea". They haven't been tested for this.

                  Thanks for posting! I think I see a pair of Easyboot Gloves in my future.


                  • #10
                    That's so much better than having clips in the front!
                    "Passion without knowledge is a runaway horse."


                    • #11
                      Can they be used with studs? In my particular case, that would be the only reason to give them a try, since my mare has been going great barefoot her whole life, so I see no reason to change things (other than in the case of the "conditions warrenting the use of studs", in which case I am SOL unless I have something to screw them into! )
                      "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                      "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dr. Doolittle View Post
                        Can they be used with studs? In my particular case, that would be the only reason to give them a try, since my mare has been going great barefoot her whole life, so I see no reason to change things (other than in the case of the "conditions warrenting the use of studs", in which case I am SOL unless I have something to screw them into! )
                        They do make ice studs for the boot, but not sure about eventing-type studs... best to ask Garrett at

                        Cisco, don't think they'd work with shoes, they are VERY low profile.
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