The most important detail to your customer purchasing their first set of EasyCare hoof boots is getting the proper measurements. The graphic above shows where both the length and width measurements need to be taken. Proper sizing is imperative to maximize ultimate performance and a positive boot experience. The best way to get an accurate measurement is with a rigid ruler with both inches and millimeters. Then follow these steps.
- After a fresh trim, measure the width of the hoof across the bottom at the widest point.
- Measure the length of the hoof from the toe to the buttress line of the heel. The buttress line is the farthest weight bearing point of the heel where the hoof wall ends. Do not include the heel bulbs in the measurement.
- Compare your measurement with the appropriate size chart. Please note that each boot style has its own unique size chart.
- Ideally, the length and width measurement will fit into the same size. If the length and width measurements indicate different sizes, select the larger size. If the width and length measurements are different by more than one size, your selected boot style is not recommended.* Be sure to check your measurements against an alternative boot in the EasyCare line—another style may accommodate your horse’s hoof shape better.
Hoof Tracings, pictures, iron shoe size and guesses are not acceptable for fitting EasyCare boots. Our hoof boots are the highest performance boots available in the world, but they need to be the proper size to work to their potential. Ask yourself this questions… would you run a marathon in shoes that were too big or small?