Everyone Needs a Fit Kit

I have been in love with the Easyboot Glove since its release in 2009. After struggling with the original Easyboot and losing several in mud, I was thrilled with the concept of the Easyboot Glove; finally a low profile boot that is easy to put on and most importantly it stays on. I measured Calatar and came up with 118mm x 127mm for the left front and 116mm x 126mm for the right front. Based on the size chart, I determined he would need a size 1.5 for both fronts. I tried to order the boots and much to my dismay they were on back order; I would have to wait. In spite of this disappointment, I continued researching the Gloves and found that there were Fit Kits available. I wasn’t worried about the fit since both his width and length measurements fell into a size 1.5 but I was impatient and wanted to see these new boots so I ordered a Fit Kit.

Fit Kit

A size 1.5 Fit Kit contains three boots: sizes 1, 1.5 and 2.

When I received the kit, I put the size 1.5 on and right away I could tell it was too big. It was a little better on the left front than the right but the V did not expand much on either foot and the boots were not difficult to remove. Next I applied the size 1 and was surprised to see it fit much better; the V expanded nicely. There did appear to be a slight bulge near the quarters but I felt confident I could keep it to a minimum with regular rasping. The size 1 Glove has worked well for Cal and to date we have not had any boot losses. I started trimming Cal full time a few months after purchasing the Gloves and moved him from a 6-week trim cycle to a 4-week trim cycle. Over time, his toes have gotten shorter and his fronts now measure 118mm x 122mm and 116mm x 120mm but the size 1 is still the best fit.

Cal with Size 1

Cal wearing a size 1 from a Fit Kit.

Fast forward to today and I have a new horse, Bruiser, a five year old Peruvian Paso Quarter Horse cross. I have had him for a little over a year and started him under saddle this past spring. Now that we are settled in Arizona, it’s time to start putting some trail miles on. When I purchased him, I was worried the regular Glove wasn’t going to work due to his round hoof conformation. He has never had shoes and his front feet measure 114mm x 114mm. In my next blog, I am going to discuss fitting Bruiser for Gloves. I was convinced the new Glove Wide would be the best boot for him, so imagine my surprise when I tried the size 0W on and it wasn’t a perfect fit…

Alayna Wiley

Alayna Wiley, EasyCare CSR

Customer Service

As one of the customer service representatives, I am happy to help get your horse into the right boots. I have plenty of hands on experience since my horses have been barefoot and booted since 2003.


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