There are numerous scenarios where a simple bell boot could be the perfect solution when used over hoof boots. Here are three great reasons you may want to consider topping off your booting with bells.
Reason #1. You own… The Nibbler: Do you use boots for turnout? Perhaps you own that horse who possesses tactical precision with the incisors. These horses love to slay boots with one swipe of the chompers. If you have witnessed this type of boot cruelty, pick up some bell boots TODAY.
Evidence of “The Nibbler” on an Easyboot Rx.
Reason #2. You ride… The Over Achiever: Yes, I’m talking overreaching. Perhaps you ride an exuberant individual or use boots while roping, running barrels or to run a mounted shooting pattern. Whatever your game, overreaching occurs when the toe of the hind foot extends forward and hits the bulbous heel, coronary band, pastern or fetlock of the front foot. This often can cause injury particularly to the heel bulb and can result in a hoof boot loss or torn gaiter. If you know your horse could be inclined to overreach don’t wait, reach for a bell boot.
Reason #3. You ride… The Ambler: This horse is gaited and has all the fancy moves. These amazing horses are often built such that their hind feet can surpass their fronts. This overstride sometimes results in interference with the front feet which could be detrimental to the life of any hoof boot. If you own a gaited horse that seems to consistently interfere in some fashion, saunter your way to some bell boots.
Boots and bells: Bell boots shown over the Easyboot Glove.
If you happen to have a horse that fits any of the above criteria: rejoice! Bell boots are quick, easy and inexpensive and could be just the answer you are looking for to protect your hoof boots.
Vet Dealer & Hoof Care Practitioner Accounts
I manage the hoof care practitioner and veterinarian dealer accounts at EasyCare. An integral part of my job is to stay current in all areas of barefoot hoof care, which enables me to serve this vital group of EasyCare dealers at the next level.