Customer Question:

I would like to purchase some Easyboots for my 9-year-old trail horse. I’m wondering about the differences between the Easyboot Trail and the Easyboot Back Country. I ride in some rocky, rough terrain in Montana. I ride a Missouri Fox Trotter, and we typically cover a lot of miles. I’m curious about the Comfort Cup Gaiter that comes with the Easyboot Back Country. Thanks.

Answer:

Both the Easyboot Back Country and the Easyboot Trail are good for trail riding. The Back Country was designed to be the next step up from the Trail. It’s a more rugged, more secure boot. The Back Country was designed to be used in rougher conditions and to cover more miles (roughly 50 per week, while the Trail is best for roughly 25 miles per week).

The Easyboot Back Country is designed to fit a little more snug than the Trail. The Comfort Gup Gaiter cups and protects the back of the pastern and helps make the boot more comfortable for more mileage.

The Back Country is very popular for our customers with gaited horses because it is such a secure fit that it can handle that extra action.

The Trail is easier to get on and off, as it’s best for more casual riding or turnout. From what you’re describing, it sounds like the Back Country could be a good fit for your horse.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I was told the back country is built around a Glove. Is that true? If my horse wears a size 1 Glove, will she also take a size one in the Back Country? Was also told to go up a 1/2 size when going from a Glove to the Back Country and need to know if this is suggested. Thanks!

    • Yes, the Glove and the Back Country have the same base. We do typically recommend going up half a size in the Back Country just because it’ll make it a little easier to get on and off, and there’s some adjustability in the Back Country as far as how tightly you apply the upper portion of the boot. The Glove needs to be as snug as possible because it’s the tightness of the fit that keeps it on and secure. The Glove doesn’t have any adjustability. However, if you have Gloves and want to convert them into Back Country boot without buying a whole new set, you can use the same shells that are currently on your Gloves, remove the gaiter, and apply the upper, comfort cup gaiter, and snug strap of the Back Country.

    • Unfortunately, it does not come in draft sizes. The largest Back Country will fit a hoof that’s about 5 3/4 inches wide by 6 3/16 inches long.

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