Easyboot Trail Frequently Asked Questions
Q What is the Easyboot Trail used for?
A The Easyboot Trail has been designed specifically for the pleasure and trail rider.
Q Can I use the Easyboot Trail for endurance?
A The Easyboot Trail is designed specifically for light and medium mileage riders who ride up to 25 miles per week.
Q Why only 25 miles per week?
A It is impossible to
determine a one-size-fits-all mileage threshold because every horse is
different, and so is every trail. So the 25-mile designation is not a
scientific one. But just as you would not run a marathon in hiking
boots, it does not mean that the hiking boots will always hurt your
feet. Their size, shape and weight are simply designed for a different
purpose. This is also true with the Easyboot Trail, which is designed
specifically for the pleasure and trail rider.
Q Am I going to be able to put the Easyboot Trail on my horse on my own?
A It's quick and easy to apply and requires no strength or force.
Q Where can I ride with the Easyboot Trail?
A The closure system keeps boots secure even in the toughest of trail conditions.
Q Can I use the Easyboot Trail as a treatment boot?
A The Easyboot Trail also
doubles as a therapy boot. Help your horse recover from abscesses, hoof
injuries, founder, navicular disease, punctures and sole bruises. This
boot cannot be used as a soaking boot.
Q Is the Easyboot Trail comfortable for my horse?
A The sole shape is slightly
longer than wide: this is an important feature that will allow more
horses to wear the boots comfortably and securely.
Q What are the features of the Easyboot Trail?
- » Sold in singles
- » Quick and easy to apply; no strength or force required
- » Available in 11 sizes to fit most breeds
- » Comfortable and lightweight
- » Drainage holes built into the sole
- » EasyCare gaiters are sold separately as an accessory
Q Are the Easyboot Trail boots left or right specific?
A No, the Easyboot Trail fits on both the left and the right hoof.
Q Do I need to gradually break my horse into the Easyboot Trail?
A Give your horse time to
adjust to wearing the Easyboot Trail boots. The first time you fit your
horse with the Easyboot Trail, start by just walking out. Gradually
increase the duration and distance of rides wearing Easyboot Trail
boots. Too much too soon can lead to chafing.
Q Can I purchase gaiters for the Easyboot Trail boot?
A EasyCare gaiters are sold separately as an accessory.
Q Can I turn my horse out wearing the Easyboot Trail?
A Yes, you can turn your horse
out in the Easyboot Trail either to get him used to wearing or breaking
in the boots or to provide protection.
Q Can I ride my horse with the Easyboot Trail over metal shoes?
A Yes. If you intend to use
the Easyboot Trail over metal shoes, take the hoof measurements after
the horse is newly shod to ensure a correct size. Using our hoof boots
over metal shoes voids the 90-day repair/replacement warranty.
Q Are the Easyboot Trail boots worn on all four feet?
A That is really personal preference. It depends on distance covered and type of terrain.
Q Do I require the same size Easyboot Trail on the front and rears?
A Not necessarily. Always take
hoof measurements as soon as possible after a fresh trim and measure
each hoof separately. Correct size selection and proper fitting are very
important and will ensure maximum performance from Easyboot Trail hoof
Q Can the Easyboot Trail boot get waterlogged?
A No, there are drainage holes built into the sole of the boot.
Q Does the Easyboot Trail offer good traction?
A The Easyboot Trail offers
superb traction on all surfaces including aggressive mountain terrain,
creek beds, asphalt and loose gravel where horses can lose their
Q Is there a warranty on the Easyboot Trail?
A EasyCare offers a 90 day repair or replacement warranty for all hoof boots purchased as new.
Q What's the difference between the Old Mac G2 and the Easyboot Trail?
A The Easyboot Trail is built
on the G2 chassis, but it easier to put on and remove because there is
no internal webbing strap and no buckle on the outside. It is also
lighter weight and will be sold in singles.
Q What does the Easyboot Trail weigh?
A The Easyboot Trail weighs from approximately 14 to approximately 26 ounces depending on the boot size.
Q How does the Easyboot Trail make contact with the horse's leg?
A The boot makes contact with the pastern in a more concentrated area than a gaitered boot does.
Q How is the Break-Over on the Easyboot Trail compared to other boots?
A The break-over is further forward than on more streamlined boots like the Glove.
Easyboot Trail Sizing
Always take hoof measurements as soon as possible after a fresh trim.
Simply follow the steps below to select the correct size. Feel free
to contact our friendly staff for assistance. Sizing is imperative to a
Easyboot Trail hoof boots are available in 11 sizes (0-10) with each
size increasing by 3/16 inch (5 mm) in width and length. Important:
Easyboot Trail boot sizes are not comparable to steel shoe sizes.
The unique design features of Easyboot Trail allows for width and
length adjustment and it is therefore generally suitable for both wide
and narrow hooves. Easyboot Trail sizing allows for natural hoof growth
If you intend to use Easyboot Trail boots over metal shoes* take your hoof measurements after the horse is newly shod.
Correct size selection and proper fitting are very important and will ensure maximum performance from Easyboot Trail hoof boots.
*Using our hoof boots over metal shoes voids the 90-day repair/replacement warranty.
How to get the correct size boot for your horse:
- Trim Hoof - Before measuring, ensure your horse’s
hooves have been correctly trimmed with all flare and excessive length
removed. We also recommend that the edge of the hoof wall, where it
meets the ground, be beveled (rolled) with a rasp. This removes the
sharp edge of the hoof wall and prevents chipping and white line
- Select Size - Accurately measure the length
and width of your horse’s hoof at the widest point. From the charts
below, select the size that matches the measurement.
3. Starting at the
front, push both side flaps against the hoof wall in a downward
direction. The collar of the boot should be snug around the pastern
bone. Secure the cover at the rear by pulling both ends firmly around
the heel, overlapping the double Velcro® flaps evenly.
4. The Easyboot Trail is now securely in place. Confirm that the
middle of the four rivets on the front of theboot are aligned through
the center line of the hoof and pastern bone