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EASYCARE FIT KIT: Purchase | About Application FAQs

Application

The ideal tool for determining proper sizing for the Easyboot Glove, Glue-On and Glove Back Country.

 

What should you look for in a good fit?

· The perfect boot size can be pushed on the hoof, but It should take a bit of effort. You should feel the shell flex as it goes over the hoof.
· The boot will be snug around the hoof wall and no gaps will appear.
· The V at the front of the shell should expand like the shell in the photo.
· It should be very difficult to fit a hoof pick between the shell and the hoof.
· The boot should fit snug and will be difficult to pull off the hoof. A good fit will give you the impression that the shell will stay on the foot without glue or without a gaiter. It should fit like a “Glove”.
· All portions of the shell will be below the hairline. The hairline at the heel of the horse should be no more than 1/2 an inch above the shell. Keep in mind that if the shell fits over or close to the rear hairline, you can always trim your boots down. (Please do not trim the Fit Kit boots!)
· If sizing for the Easyboot Glove Back County, we recommend using a half size larger than the snug fit described above.

Signs of a Poor Fit.

· Gaps can be seen between the upper boot portion and the hoof.
· The V in the front of the shell does not expand. (Note: Expansion of the V is not required for the Easyboot Glove Back Country but there should not be any visible gaps).
· The hairline at the heel of the horse measures more than 1/2 an inch above the shell at the rear hairline. A horse with long heels may have success with the Easyboot Glue-On and Easyboot Glove Back Country but will not have success with the Easyboot Glove.

Tips to Improve Fit.

· Have your horse trimmed by a hoof care professional. Make sure they are conscious about barefoot trimming methods, toe length and heel length.
· Chances are good that after trimming you will have success with the Fit Kit.
· Some feet are not the right shape and don’t have the correct angles for the Easyboot Glove, Easyboot Glue-On or Easyboot Glove Back Country.
· Don’t worry, an Easyboot, Easyboot Epic, Easyboot Edge or Easyboot Bare will be a more adjustable hoof boot option and most likely fit.

 

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