Hoof Boot Sizing Questions
Easyboot Trail Hoof Boots
My horse's hoof measurements are at the top of one size chart (which is
also the bottom of the next size chart). Which size should I choose?
Generally, we recommend choosing the smaller size, since boots usually work
best when there is a snug fit, especially in the width.
My horses' measurements don't match the chart exactly. The width for
one size is correct, but his length is for another size. Which size should
If the length is from the higher size, get the higher size. And you may want
to use inserts to make sure that the width fits well.
If your horse's width measurement is from the higher size, this is probably
not the best boot for your horse. The Easyboot Trail works best on horses
that are somewhat longer than wide, and will accommodate horses with
fairly round hooves or slightly longer hooves. It is not recommended for
horses whose hooves are much wider than they are long.
Should I get a larger size if I'm going to be using comfort pads?
If you use the pads that we sell, they are designed to fit inside the boot
and will not alter the size. So go ahead and order the proper size based on
the sizing charts on our Measuring Instructions page.
How can I be sure that the boot is fitting properly?
The boots will come with a detailed fitting guide with instructions for fitting
the boot correctly. Once the boot is securely on the hoof, a good test is to
grasp the boot firmly with hands on either side of the boot and try to turn
it. If it doesn't turn at all or shifts very slightly, it is probably a good fit. If
the boot turns then it is too loose. A too-loose boot is either too big (check
your measurements again) or requires inserts on either side to get a snug
What if my horse's right hoof takes a different size than his left hoof?
No problem! The Easyboot Trail is sold individually, so you can order each
boot of the proper size. It may also be necessary to add inserts to one boot
but not the other.
Do I need to boot all four hooves?
Most horses only need to be booted on the front hooves, but it will depend
on several factors. If your horse is tender-footed in the rear for any reason,
or if you will be trail riding in terrain that your horse is not conditioned for,
then rear boots may be required. For instance, horses who are successfully
barefoot in a pasture may need boots when trail riding over particularly rocky
terrain or other challenging trail conditions.
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