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Application

 

 

 

Prepare the hoof: Thoroughly clean hoof with hoof pick.

 

 

  1. Putting on the Boot:

     

    • Remove the front shield cap by turning counter-clockwise. Pull the dial on the Boa Lacing System™ away from the boot until you feel it release. Spread the boot open with your hands

       

      Important: Always turn the gear dial CLOCKWISE....forcing the dial in a counter-clockwise direction will destroy the gear mechanism.

       

    • Slip the Boa Horse Boot over the hoof, making sure the toe of the hoof is as far forward as possible and the boot is started on straight. Use the pull tab to help pull the boot on all the way. Place horses hoof on the ground to set heel.

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  2. Tighten the Boa Lacing System™:

     

    • Push the dial down until you feel it lock and begin totighten by turning clockwise. The boot will begin to tighten and close around the hoof and hairline. Continue to tighten until a finger can be snugly slipped between the collar of the Boa Horse Boot™ and the hairline. Don’t overtighten.

       

      Important: Always turn the gear dial CLOCKWISE....forcing the dial in a counter-clockwise direction will destroy the gear mechanism.

       

    • Place the shield cap on the boot and fasten it by twisting 90 degrees. You will feel the cap go through a series of clicks then stop. Do not force the cap past the last clicks. Do not use the Boa Horse Boot™ without the shield cap. Replacement caps are available for purchase.

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  3. A properly applied Boa Horse Boot™ will be snug, but you should be able to fit a finger between the collar of the boot and the hairline.

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    Important: After you fit the Boa Horse Boot™ and the horse has had a chance to move around, tighten the Boa dial an additional ¼ turn. Make sure the boots are still fitted squarely and securely on the hoof. Make sure the Boa Horse Boot™ has not twisted to the side. If the boot has twisted to the side, it is either too large or needs to be tightened. Discontinue use if the boot continues to twist. Boots that twist can cause damage to the hoof and soft tissue areas.

     

     

  4. Fitting the Boa Gaiter:

     

    • Before Applying the boot, fold the Boa Gaiter as shown below.

       

    • Insert the Boa Gaiter into the boot with the hoof plate facing towards the front of the boot.

       

    • Insert the Gaiter so that the hoof plate is flat against the bottom of the boot.

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    • Fold the Gaiter sleeve around the back of the boot.

       

    • Apply the Boa Horse Boot to the hoof while holding the Gaiter flap folded over the back of the boot. With the Boa Gaiter the horse will be standing on top of the hoof plate.

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    • After the boot is on securely, but before fastening and tightening the Boa Dial, fasten the Gaiter hook and loop strap snugly around the pastern. Make sure that all parts of the gaiter are snug against the horse's leg. There should be no gaps or loose areas.

       

    • A properly applied Boa Horse Boot with Gaiter.

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      Important: Although the Boa Gaiter will protect the soft tissue areas from chafing in sandy or muddy conditions, it is important to empty sand or mud during extended use. Empty the Boa Horse Boots as you would empty your own running shoes after deep mud or sand.

       

    • If needed, you can attach the Front Dial Pad (see diagrams below) for added protection from the pressure of the Boa Dial.

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  5. Removing the Boa Horse Boot™:

     

    • Open the shield cap by twisting counter-clockwise 90 degrees.

       

    • Pull the dial on the Boa Lacing System™ away from the hoof until you feel it release.

       

    • Spread the boot away from the hoof and remove. It’s that Easy!

       

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