Easyboot Back Country - Frequently Asked Questions
Q What is the Easyboot Back Country?
A The Easyboot Back Country is the most luxurious hoof boot on the market. Using our collective knowledge, the Easyboot Back Country takes the best features of the Easyboot Glove and combines them with the Easyboot Trail. The Easyboot Back Country concept pairs the form-fitting Easyboot Glove chassis with an easy to secure upper of the Easyboot Trail.
Q What is the Easyboot Back Country used for?
A The Easyboot Back Country is a medium to high mileage riding boot (25-50 miles per week) and is also ideal to carry as a replacement boot for a lost shoe. The Easyboot Back Country can be used for all types of riding. You can ride anywhere, on any terrain, at any speed with 100% protection.
Q Am I going to be able to put the Easyboot Back Country on my own horse?
A Designed with convenience in mind, the Easyboot Back Country is easy to apply with little force.
Q Where can I ride with the Easyboot Back Country?
A The closure system with the snug strap keeps the boot secure in the toughest of trail conditions on the most challenging of hoof shapes.
Q Is the Easyboot Back Country Comfortable for my horse?
A The Easyboot Back Country has an anatomically designed sole, which provides maximum flexibility and resists wear. The chassis shape is available in 20 regular and wide sizes (see sizing chart), accommodating a broad variety of hoof shapes, a good fit is key to comfort for your horse. Lightweight, ergonomic and breathable, this boot has a Comfort Cup Gaiter that is incorporated into the rear of the boot for the latest technology in support and protection of the soft tissue areas.
Q What is the Comfort Cup on the Easyboot Back Country?
A The Comfort Cup Gaiter is a form of gaiter built into the back of the boot to caress and protect the soft tissue at the rear of your horse’s hoof. Supple and resilient, the Comfort Cup is anatomically designed to flex with each step and hug the back of the pastern. Because the gaiter is independent of the upper, it virtually eliminates the risk of rubbing.
Q What are the features of the Easyboot Back Country?
- The Comfort Cup Gaiter is incorporated into the rear of the boot for the latest technology in protection and support of the soft tissue areas.
- The lightweight upper stabilizes the boot on the hoof.
- The hind snug strap reassures security.
- Quick and easy to put on and take off with little strength required.
- Available in 20 sizes to fit most breeds.
- Completely convertible and replaceable: Built on the Easyboot Glove chassis, this boot can be converted into an Easyboot Glove or Easyboot Glue-On (additional accessories required). All parts of the Easyboot Back Country can be purchased separately.
- Sold individually.
- Fits on both the left and the right hoof: they are not left/right specific. *snug strap can be switched to have a left and right boot, having the pull ring on the inside.
Q How is the Easyboot Back Country convertible?
A Built on the Easyboot Glove chassis, the Back Country can easily be transformed into an Easyboot Glue-On or Easyboot Glove. Turn the Glue-On into an Easyboot Back Country (additional accessories required). Turn it into an Easyboot Glove by attaching a Glove gaiter.
Q How durable is the Easyboot Back Country?
A We’ve used the latest in technology to build an upper that combines softness and flexibility and utlize the most durable materials on the market today.
Q Are the Easyboot Back Country boots left or right specific?
A No, the Easyboot Back Country fits both left and right hoofs. Switching the snug strap so the pull ring is on the inside of the boot will make them side specific.
Q Do I need to gradually break my horse into the Easyboot Back Country?
A Give your horse time to adjust to wearing Back Country boots. The first time you fit your horse with the Easyboot Back Country, conservative riding is recommended. Gradually increase the duration and distance of rides to ensure your horse becomes accustomed to the new hoof wear.
Q Will my horses wear the same size boot in the Easyboot Back Country as they wear in the Easyboot Glove?
A You may choose to increase your boot size by a half or full size to accommodate specific needs such as an extended trim cycle or ease of application.. The upper stabilizes the boot on the hoof, and allows for flexibility in sizing. This unique upper features an integrated power strap, which yields a slightly snugger fit than the same size in the Easyboot Glove. If you do not have previous experience with the Easyboot Glove, we recommend getting a Fit Kit to ensure that you select the proper size. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding fit and one of our Customer Service Representatives will be happy to help you.
Q Can I ride my horse with the Easyboot Back Country over metal shoes?
A It is not recommended using the Easyboot Back Country over metal shoes. Using hoof boots over metal shoes voids the 90-day repair and or replacement warranty.
Q Are the Easyboot Back Country boots worn on all four feet?
A The Easyboot Back County can be used on both front and hind feet.
Q Do I require the same size Easyboot Back Country on the front and rears?
A Correct size selection and proper fitting are very important and will ensure maximum performance. Measure each foot separately. It is not uncommon for a horse to need two or more different sized boots.
Q Does the Easyboot Back Country offer good traction?
A The Easyboot Back Country offers superb traction on all surfaces including aggressive mountain terrain, creek beds, asphalt and loose gravel where horses can lose their footing. If extra grip is needed the Easyboot Back Country is compatible with Quick Studs.
Q Is there a warranty on the Easyboot Back Country?
A EasyCare offers a 30 day guarantee along with a 90 day repair or replacement warranty for all hoof boots purchased as new.