By now, most trail riders have probably heard of EasyCare’s exciting new hoof boot offering, the Easyboot Trail. I have received a lot of feedback from customers using the boot as well as customers calling the EasyCare office with questions, so I decided to list some tips for using the easiest hoof boot in the world.
Sizing for the Easyboot Trail
Once you have measured the freshly trimmed hoof, take a look at the trail sizing chart. Find where your length falls on the chart first. For example, if your length is falling into a size 5 and your width into a size 3 or 4 – do not dispair, you can purchase inserts (more on those below) to take up the extra width. If your width is falling into a size 5 and your length into a size 3 you may have to look at a different boot. You can always call us at 1-899-447-8836 with sizing questions.
Gaiter for the Easyboot Trail
Some horses may require the use of gaiters to prevent rubbing and chafing so we do have gaiters available. They are the same gaiters that are used with the Boa Boot and the Old Mac’s G2 boot. When using the gaiters with the Trail boot you can just toss aside the little triangle piece that comes with them, since is for use with the Boa Boot.
Fitting the Easyboot Trail
Don’t panic if the padded collar at the top of the boot does not fit tightly around the pastern. You should be able to run your fingers around inside the padded collar area. The boot should go on easily – if you have to pound, shove, push or grunt to get it on; it is too small!
Inserts for the Easyboot Trail
As mentioned above, if you need a little extra width taken up, you can order the inserts for the boot (pictured at right). These little babies just velcro right in and presto: instant fit. Everything is easy with this boot.
Comfort Pads for the Easyboot Trail
You can use our Comfort pads with the Easyboot Trail, they come in two sizes: small and large (cut to fit) and three densities: soft, medium and firm. When ordering the pads, be sure and choose the one’s for the Old Mac’s G2 boots, not the Easyboot/Boa Boot pads. Cut the pads, poke ’em in the boot, and you are ready to ride.
If you can think of any questions I haven’t answered, please feel free to call me at 1-800-447-8836 and ask for me or any of the excellent and knowledgeable customer service representatives.
If you call the customer service help desk, you’ll probably get me on the phone! I process repairs, returns, credits and exchanges that come into EasyCare.