You may have caught wind that our top-selling Trail boot has received a facelift. Allow me to present the new and improved New Trail boot! Since a picture is worth a thousand words I have a ton of images for you.

Most obvious are the larger rivets and new plastic shield across the front of the boot for increased durability.

The rolled leather around the top of the boot has been upgraded to soft stretchy neoprene, which affords less maintenance and no rubs.

We have improved the rear closure in a few ways. First you’ll notice the built in Velcro snug strap across the back. This will keep your New Trail boot secure on the hoof even in mud, water, and other semi-apocalyptic riding conditions. Think of the hoof boot version of wearing a belt and suspenders.

These new straps are easily replaceable. You can switch them for a right or left orientation.

The hook and loop fastening system has been upgraded to more durable, easier to clean, and, most importantly, stickier material. This stuff is strong like Hercules.

Check out the inside top of the boot. More surface area and less stitching make for a more comfortable ride. We have done away with any unfinished edges that could come in contact with the pastern.

Here is where your horse is really going to thank us. We have replaced the more square leather upper with a molded neoprene one. The New Trail conforms to the heel bulbs and is seam-free for a chafeless, comfy fit. You can see that instead of relying on two elastic panels for stretch and flex, the entire rear of the boot can now move with your horse every step of the way.

We have kept the drain holes and grippier pebbled surface on the insole as well as the trusted semi-aggressive tread on the bottom.

And because a video is worth a thousand pictures, we have this little gem:

The New Trail remains easy to apply and lightweight. They still take inserts and are still compatible with any of our comfort pads. Sizing stays the same as the “old” Trails. We hope that you and your barefoot horse will love the New Trail as much as we do.

Rebecca Balboni


Customer Service Representative

A lifetime of riding and showing sport horses has given me a deep appreciation for the importance of soundness and comfort on performance. Let me help elevate your equine experience by finding the right boot for your horse and unique situation.