Please be aware that the Easyboot Glove Back Country fit is critical and we advise use of the Fit Kit to make sure that you get correct sizing. The boots are not covered by any warranty if any issues arise from incorrect fit.
Easycare Easyboot Glove Back Country key points:
- The very best of the two bestselling Easycare boots combined!
- Constructed from 3 parts, all replaceable so no need to replace a whole boot if one part is damaged
- Constructed from: Durable urethane, with a neoprene based heel cup and neoprene and cordura upper
- Fastening type: Velcro style wrap around fastening, no other fixings to worry about
- Ease of use: Average/easy to fit
- Level of work: Ideal for all barefoot horses (with appropriately sized hooves) to cover most distances. Boots above the hairline are usually better for under 25 miles a week, but many horses may find these boots ideal for much longer distances due to their soft construction
- Ideally fitted using the Fit Kit, but much less precise fitting is needed than the Easyboot Glove so where a horse fits in the same size on the chart this will normally work well without the need to get such a tight fit
- Number of boots supplied: 1
- Box contains: One Easyboot Glove Back Country hoof boot, fitting instructions and guarantee card
- The size chart for this hoof boot is the same as the Easyboot Glove
- Comfort pads are advised for use in any hoof boot for the most natural and beneficial experience for your horse. For general use a 6mm medium comfort pad is recommended for Glove Back Country hoof boots
The Easyboot Glove Back Country is the ground breaking new boot that takes the very best from the top selling hoof boots; Easyboot Trail and Easyboot Glove to make a ‘super hoof boot’ in the form of the Easyboot Back Country.
The Easyboot Back Country is made in 3 parts, which can all be replaced individually if required making the Back Country hoof boot great value too as you never need replace the whole boot! The foot part is a Glove shell which gives the form fitting, quick breakover and superb traction of the ever popular Easyboot Glove hoof boot. The upper consists of two pieces, the neoprene heel cup which is very soft and protects the heels area and back of the pastern from any rubbing and the front cordura covered neoprene portion that wraps around the top of the hoof to hold the boot securely in place. The end result is a very sleek boot with all the competitive advantages of the form fitting glove, but the security of the Easyboot Trail.
Barefoot horses trimmed regularly (every 2-4 weeks or self-wear) – if you are already using the Easyboot gloves with a power strap in place, you should find the same size Easyboot Back Country will fit. If you use Easyboot gloves without a powerstrap and find them a very tight fit, you may find you need to go up 1/2 a size as the front of the boot is as if there is a power strap fitted.
If you have never used Gloves before, we recommend ideally trying the Fit Kit to determine size, or if working from measurements alone as long as they fall within the same size they are usually true to size for the measurements (unlike gloves where you usually go down 1/2 size). The Fit Kit will however allow you to see if the shell shape is right for your horses hoof angle etc so if in doubt hire a Fit Kit first!
Horses trimmed every 6 weeks: Often need to go up 1/2 size
Horses trimmed every 8 weeks: Often need to go up 1 size but may be better suited to an Easyboot Trail.
The Easyboot Glove Back Country should fit heels that are bulkier as the cordura is longer than on the Easyboot Trail/Old Mac G2 hoof boots.
How to fit the Easyboot Back Country Hoof Boots:
These are a very quick and easy hoof boot that can be fitted in seconds, you may be best to use a rubber mallet if you find them tight to tap them on at the toe – this is still far less concussion that a farrier nailing a shoe on or a horse taking a step at speed on a hard surface so don’t worry!
- Open the hook and loop in back and cross into a ‘V’ in the front
- Fold the Comfort Cup back until it’s flush with the rear of the boot
- Insert hoof (may have to use a rubber mallet)
- When the boot is on: pull comfort cup heel up making sure that all the material is clear of the inside of the boot
- Unfold cordura upper and fasten at the back, making sure the double side of the velcro is the first side to be folded across.
As with all boots containing screws, please ensure you check the tightness before first use and periodically thereafter.