I personally don’t believe the perfect hoof protection or perfect horse boot is yet to be invented.  But I think the new Easyboot Cuff System is getting very close.

The Easyboot Cuff System includes a cuff that is glued to the hoof wall and a shell that slides over the hoof and cuff.

At the beginning of 2009 I posted some photos and articles about the Easyboot Cuff.  The Easyboot Cuff is what I believe is the best hoof boot or hoof boot system ever made.  It is essentially a glue-on hoof boot that can be applied or removed at any time.  The "Cuff" system is applied to the wall of the horse and has four embedded t-nuts.  A shell is then applied over the hoof and the t-nuts line up holes in the shell.  Tighten four screws and away you go. 

I did some preliminary work on the "Cuff" system in late 2008 and early 2009 but the project was put on the back burner because of the success of the Easyboot Glove and Easyboot Glue-On horse boots.  In addition I really wanted to get the patent dialed in, the Although the Glove and Glue-On products will again be our focus in 2010, I have dedicated some time to what I believe will be the biggest advancement in hoof boots since the Easyboot hoof boot was invented by Dr. Neel Glass in 1970.

The "Cuff" testing is back in full swing.  We did an endurance event in the system over the weekend and I’m still amazed by the concept.  It is really going to change how hoof boots are used and looked at!

Here are a couple photos that describe the system.

1.  The "Cuff" is first lined up and glued to the hoof wall.

Notice the t-nuts embedded in the cuff.

2.  After the "Cuff" is applied to the hoof, a shell can be attached by simply sliding it over the hoof and tightening a couple screws.

3.  After riding remove the shell by removing the screws.  The "Cuff" stays attached to the hoof and ready for the next ride and next shell application.  The beauty of the system is that the hoof is now completely barefoot and doing what nature intended between rides.  All portions of the system are well below the hairline.

Check out the hoof!  Barefoot!  Ready for the next quick, below the hairline hoof boot application! 

I used the Easyboot Cuff System again this weekend and was blown away.  It’s one of my main goals now and I’ll keep you posted on the progress. 


  1. That’s a good point about the holes, maybe you could put capped screws in without the boots, to keep the holes clear? I am also curious about pads, that would be the key to using them for rehabs.

  2. The wait is killing me! I would love to use these for rehab. 24/7 turn out is challenging and these could be just the thing.

  3. Very interesting concept. Will like to see how they go after a few months growth as the cuff moves down the wall or is the glue not intended to last that long?

  4. How long would the cuff last as the hoof wall grows and the holes then miss a line? Maybe multiple holes? Or, are they not intended to be attached that long. Thanks for always improving and moving forward Garrett!

  5. Liked the concept then, still waiting to see how they work now…great idea, but what about the holes? We have clay mud here, and I think without a syringe of water or something to clean out the holes every time before applying, the screws would never go back in…

  6. Garrett, these look fantastic! I would sell my firstborn if it gives me a chance of getting my hands on a set of these (size 0) to test!!!
    Just joking – I could use 0.5 quite happily, too 🙂

  7. So, do you believe the perfect system HAS been invented or that it is yet to be invented? Your starting line says the second, but I think you mean the first? Double negatives, you know 😉

    Looks VERY cool.

  8. Ok you tease! Again you throw these out there..grr I will be really interested to try these when I can. I am still enjoying the Glue On’s. I noticed you used a clear adhesive–whats different there? These would be great for our NATRC riders who do 2-3 rides a month. I don’t think the boot rule change will be until the ’11 ride year if I remember right. Again, can’t wait for something new to try out!

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