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DRAT! Eskadron fetlock boots rub my horse -- suggestions?

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  • DRAT! Eskadron fetlock boots rub my horse -- suggestions?

    After a few years with Thinlines, I made the switch over to Eskadron fetlock/ankle boots recently because the Thinlines kept cracking. (I originally had a cheap pair of Romas, but those collected sand like crazy.)

    Unfortunately, they rub my horse, so off they go. (Anyone want a pair of Eskadrons? )

    What I need: a reasonably priced (e.g., $50-60) pair of fetlock boots for schooling. My horse interferes behind, but I don't like putting full hind boots on him as he needs SOME awareness of where his legs are.

    What I'm looking at:
    EquitFit T-6 boots w/velcro - kind of expensive, plus I had the all-purpose pair as fronts a few years ago -- liked them but it was hard to keep them clean
    Veredus Pro-Tec Gel
    Veredus Back Light Fetlock Boots
    Woof Pro Ultra
    Professional's Choice

    ...and that's about it. Let's face it, cheap(ish) fetlock boots aren't a booming commodity.

    Anyone have suggestions?
    Road to the T3D
    fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
    skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk

  • #2
    what about just polo wraps? Also I know you said no full boots but I haven't found a pair of regular boots that don't rub my girl (and she bruises like a peach, all rubs turn into white fur-BLAH!) so I use the Toklat Valenas.


    • #3
      Have you tried the full length eskadron hind boots? Open front, full coverage, and easy to clean.

      I like the t boot ankle boots as well. Even with the removable liner its tough to keep clean.
      I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


      • #4
        What about these? I have front & hinds that have been around forever, and they are looking good after years of abuse.



        • Original Poster

          goodmorning -- I thought about those, but I need something that I can hose off easily. If I were still at my old barn, with its handy washer-dryer in the tack room, I'd probably get those as I could wash and dry them in no time!

          I'd prefer to stay with fetlock boots as opposed to full length or polos since he tends to get sloppy behind -- but if he goes naked, he interferes on the flat when we warm up. A catch-22.
          Road to the T3D
          fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
          skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


          • #6
            I have the Valenas (you know, Toby, Mr. Fluff is a Must). Love them, but, yeah, probably wouldn't be so wild about them if it wasn't for the super easy access to the w/d.

            I don't think you can go wrong with anything Woof makes (barring a neoprene allergy), so I think that would be the way I would head for an every day type thing for him. I see a lot of the Veredus and people seem to like them, but they look to space agey for my taste


            • #7
              Have you tried these:


              They work well for hard to fit horses or if new boots aren't in the budget right now.

              You can order them online from:



              • #8
                Where specifically are they rubbing? I quite like the Shedrow back boots. http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?...ricSKU=BOE0032