If you’re having sudden, inexplicable boot retention problems, check your boot sizing. Re-measure your horse’s hooves and check to make sure he’s still fitting into that boot size. Horse’s hooves are not static entities…they grow and change, especially in the case of a shod horse making the barefoot transition. Even horses that have been barefoot [...]
Proper heel captivator position is paramount to boot function. See the Heel Captivator Position page for a full explanation and pictures.
How long the boots last will depend greatly upon how your horse moves, the speed you travel and the terrain you ride upon. Footing like grass and fine-grained, clay-type soil will offer the greatest mileage, whereas rocky terrain, especially of the volcanic type, will result in accelerated rates of wear. In some situations, a horse [...]
Whether or not you need boots on all fours depends upon the health of the hooves in question, the sort of terrain you ride upon, the speed you travel, and the time you spend out on the trail. A horse with hooves that are not in optimal barefoot health, or going through a barefoot transition, [...]