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OUR BOOT RANGE -

COMPARE SIZING, STYLE & FITTING

INFO HERE.

Sizing charts are also listed on our shop with the each boot style.

Getting correct sizing is everything with boots.  We cannot stress this fact enough! 

If you are still confused after reading this information our staff are happy to help you

call 02 4457 3022 during office hours.

How to Fit graphic1.  Measure the hoof after a fresh trim & use these measurements for the Easycare range. They already have an allowance in the sizing for the growth period.  Most barefoot horses should be trimmed at least every four weeks.  Some boot styles accommodate a longer period between trims.

2.     For the Equine Fusions -  after a fresh trim - add 5ml to the sizing and if the hoof is between sizes choose the larger size.

Ideally your length and width should fit into the same size range.  If they indicate different sizes select the larger size.  If length and width are different by more than one size your selected boot style is not recommended.  Check to see if another style is more suited to your horse's hoof shape.

If you are selecting the Glove Boot style your length and width MUST fit into the same size category.  Be sure to also use a FIT KIT to assess correct sizing.

3.     Decide which boot style will best suit your purpose. If you have to choose between two styles  then always choose the style that has sizing closest to your hoof measurements. 

4.   If your horse is fresh out of long term shoes we recommend one of the more high profile boot styles that enclose more of the hoof capsule & can be used with comfort pads.

5.   Use your measurements and the sizing charts to select the best boot style. Do not choose a boot by its appearance only by matching your measurements as closely as possible to the sizing charts will you attain great fit.

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Measure with metric - why?

The problem here is two-fold.

First, most of the time when people measure in inches they tend to round to the nearest inch, or fraction of an inch.

Second, one inch does not convert to an even millimeter measurement. One inch is equal to 25.4 millimeters. When rounding your inches measurements, it will obscure your millimeters conversion by nearly 0.5 millimeters.

This may not seem like much, but if you take 0.5 millimeters off of each inch measured, the difference can be quite significant. This is especially an issue when trying to fit a boot, like the Easyboot Glove, which requires precise measurements for a proper fit.  Great fit only comes from accurate measurements taken correctly.

Thanks for helping us, help you, get the most out of your Easycare boots.

Tips for Fitting Success:

  • Aways measure according to the manufacturer's instructions for that particular boot.

  • For Therapy or Soaker boots upsize for bandaging and ease of application.

  • For riding boots always choose the boot whose sizing chart mirrors your hoof shape. Poor fit allows the boots to move and twist when on the horse.  Most of the complaints about boots stem from errors in boot sizing by the owner not from boot failures.  Boots are generally exceptionally tough.

  • If you have a hoof with flares or distortions then choose a boot that accommodates these. Note too that these are not natural, and stem from incorrect hoof form usually due to leaving too long between trimming cycles.  For good boot fit a 4 weekly cycle is recommended. If you are on a long trim cycle between trimmer's visits sometimes its necessary to use a more high profile boot that will accomodate a little flaring.

  • Please choose carefully. Boot sizes do not equate to shoe sizes.

  • Measure carefully, use metric measurements they are more accurate.
  • Often if the horse is fresh out of long term shoeing it is necessary to choose a boot that is not close fitting for your first boot and then as the horse's hoof form improves then look to the closer fitting sytles.

    If you decide to purchase through us, our staff are hoof boot experts and are always on the end of the phone to help you if you have questions.  Ph 02 4457-3022  We have on staff an Equine Podiotherapist to assist with any questions about the ways to use boots for the rehabilitation of serious hoof issues. 


The Boot Range - Please scroll down:

New BACK COUNTRY Boot (2016)

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Easyboot_Glove_Back_Country_Sizing-Jan2015.pdf Easyboot_Glove_Back_Country_Sizing-Jan2015.pdf

EDCU-2016_Easyboot_Back_Country_Application_Guide-may16.pdf EDCU-2016_Easyboot_Back_Country_Application_Guide-may16.pdf


 NEW GLOVE Boot

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Sold as a single boot. Regular & Wide sizes available.

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The amazing  GLOVE boot has recently undergone an upgrade and has some great new features!

Sold as a single boot.  "THE" boot of choice for high performance equine sports.

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Tevis Cup Winner Heather Reynolds

Garrett Ford win Tevis Cup

 

Lisa Ford winning the Haggin Cup

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Why you may need a Fit Kit before you buy:

If you choose a Glove Boot Equecare Down Under suggests you always fine tune your fit with a "fit kit" first.

    What is a fit kit?

A fit kit is a series of Glove boot shells with sizing above, below, and including the size that you measure too. The Glove boot being so stretchy will sometimes fit hoof sizes that fall outside the exact measurement. With a fit kit you can test several sizes to find the exact one for your horse. Note: this boot style is not recommended for horses with excessive flaring.


How to get your fit kit:     

First measure your horse after a fresh trim.

Then please ring our office on 02 4457-3022 (during business hours Mon to Fri) and speak to one of our staff.

You will need to lodge a refundable deposit of $60with us so we can post your fit kit to you.

Your deposit will be returned to you less postage, once you return the kit. You can also lodge your deposit online plus your measurements if you do not need to speak to us.  Some hoof sizes are not suitable for the glove boot so if your horse has any hoof deformation issues then it is best to ring us to discuss your boot options. 

Click here for sizing chart for the Glove & Glue Ons. Click here for sizing chart for the Glove & Glue Ons.

Glove Boot Accessories: (listed below the boot on our shop) If you are a performance rider there are a range of accessories to enhance the fit of the glove boot if you need this.  Power Straps fit between the V at the front of the boot to keep it closed and Meuller Tape aids the contact between hoof and glove boot wall.

Garrett Ford discusses the Easyboot Glove (part 2)

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Easyboot MINI Hoof Boot

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Something new for the truly tiny horses too.  Great to aid with injuries or when you need to offer them hoof protection for carriage driving or even for "therapy" horses who are taken into Nursing Homes to delight the residents!

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The FLIP FLOP 

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Something never before seen in equine hoof protection!

In Australia there are a lot of off the track thoroughbreds used as pleasure and sporting horses.  They often develop a short wide hoof shape because of their very early shoeing practices.  This is a very hard shape to fit and often does not fall into the sizing charts for boots and many of the owners of these horses have had to use steel shoes even though they would prefer boots.

The new flip flop is a hybrid of a glue on boot and a glue on shoe and the rear portion of the boot can be cut off so it is untimately adjustable.   This allows the width to be accommodated and the length to be adjusted to suit each horse.  What is great is that because they allow the hoof to breath when applied correctly they are able to stay on for the entire trim cycle.

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Flip Flop Q & A from the Easycare Customer Service Team:

Q: How long can the Flip Flop be left on?  A: The Flip Flop can be left on for the entire trim cycle.

Q: Is the Flip Flop sold in pairs?  A: No, the Flip Flop is sold individually.

Q: Is there a Fit Kit for the Flip Flop?  A: Yes, there is a Fit Kit available for the Flip Flop.

Q: Do I need a length measurement?  A: No, to adjust the length, the Flip Flop may need to be trimmed down using nippers or a table saw.

Q: Is the sizing the same as the Glove and Glue on?A: The width measurements will be the same, the length is cut to fit.

Q: Can the Flip Flop be heat fitted? A: Yes, the Flip Flop can be heat fitted the same way the Glue-On or Glove is heat fitted.

Q: Can pour in packing be used with the Flip Flop?  A: Yes, pour in packings can be used with the Flip Flop.  

We recommend Vettec Equipak Soft, Glue-U Shufill Silicone or dental impression material.

Q: Which adhesive can be used when applying the Flip Flop?  A: We recommend using Vettec Adhere. EasyShoe Bond Fast Set and Slow Set may also be used.

Q: Is the Flip Flop compatible with the Click Therapy System? A: Yes, the Flip Flop is compatible with the EasyCare Therapy Click System.

Q: Can the hoof prep be done with the hoof on the ground?  A: Yes, since the Flip Flop’s only gluing surface is on the dorsal vertical wall the horse can be standing flat if neededto keep a horse comfortable.  

Q: Why is the junction at cuff and the base so thick?  A: Since the back portion of the base has so much movement this thicker area insures the base will not separate from the cuff. Do not modify this with a hoof buffer or rasp this could cause the Flip Flop to fail.

Q: Is the Flip Flop a shoe or a boot? A: Both: it has the benefits of a boot but can be left on the same duration as a shoe.

Q: What is the difference between the EasyBoot Glue-On and the Flip Flop?

A: The Glue-On is only intended to stay on a maximum of 10 days where the Flip Flop may be left on for the entire trim cycle. The Flip Flop offers much more ventilation to the hoof and less chance of moisture retention.  

Q: What is the difference between EasyShoes and the Flip Flop?  A: The Flip Flop is much easier to apply than the EasyShoes, also the Flip Flop is compatible with the Therapy Click System, whereas the EasyShoes are not. 

Q: Do I have to worry about rocks or small debris getting lodged between the base of the Flip Flop and the hoof? A: No, during testing there were no complications with anything getting lodged. We recommend checking after each ride. Adding a pour-in pad will insure nothing can become lodged in the front portion of the Flip Flop.  The flexibility in the rear part of the Flip Flop prevents anything from getting stuck in the back half of the foot.

Q: Can the Flip Flop be reset? A: No, we do not recommend resetting the Flip Flop.

Q: How do I remove the Flip Flop?  A: To remove the Flip Flop, you will need to pull the base away from the hoof then cut the junction of the cuff and base, removing the entire base off of the cuff. Then, use pull-offs to carefully remove the cuff from the hoof wall. 


The NEW MAC


Sold as pairs

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Introducing the Easycare NEW MAC  

Every New Mac horse boot has a unique hi-tech performance outsole and incorporates the patented Hoof Suspension™ System.

(TPU) compound which minimizes concussion and shortens recovery time for horses with concussion-related injuries. The New Mac is a great option for pleasure riding and can also serve as a therapy boot.

If your horse suffers from any of the following - arthritis, pedal bone fractures, navicular disease, ringbone, laminitis (founder), bruised soles, or scalping from overreaching–the New Mac horse boot will benefit your horse.

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New MACS

The amazingly successful Old Mac boot has a stylish new look and has been redesigned to include:

  • Front Shield - protects and takes most of the abuse from trail debris
  • Aggressive Tread Pattern - Provides serious traction and grip.
  • Reversible and replaceable rear safety strap - gives you confidence that your boot will remain fastened in all conditions.
  • Opens Wide - for ease of application.
  • Soft Interior -  new soft interior lining and top negates the need for additional gaiters.

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NEW TRAIL Boot

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Great new stylish look, super soft interior, still the easiest boot in the world to use!

New Trail Boot

Easycare Inc. have built The World's Easiest Hoof Boot

The Easyboot Trail is the easiest hoof boot in the world to apply and remove.

The attachment system assures booted success throughout the trim cycle. The boot opens up completely to easily slip on and off over most hoof shapes and sizes. The rear double Velcro® attachment protects the entire hoof wall and keeps the boot firmly in place. EasyCare Gaiters are an optional accessory (sold separately).

The Easyboot Trail features include:

• Opens wide to get the hoof in and fastens with Velcro®. No additional buckles or straps to negotiate.
• Offered at an entry-level price point: One of the most affordable boots on the market today.
• Tough polyurethane sole offers excellent durability and grip on all terrain.

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The EPIC BOOT

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A fanstastic boot for all horses, but if you have a horse with high/low hoof syndrome this is a super boot to consider.

 

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The sole tread has been redesigned to match the amazingly successful Glove boot tread.

  • New reinforced gaiter folds back for ease of application.
  • New cable system is better than ever before.
  • If you have a horse with high/low syndrome (club foot) this boot is ideal as it can be used with pads and the fastening system allows you to draw in the top of the boot for the more narrow and steep hoof.

The Epic Boot is a fantastic boot for all types of riding. Sold as a single boot it works well for horses with asymmetrical hoof sizes such as high/low syndrome.

The redesigned cable & buckle system allows for various adjustments to draw in the top of the boot which accommodates a range of hoof shapes. Pads can be added for more comfort if necessary and the soft gaiter which is part of the boot itself keeps the boot secure.

If you prefer a different buckle style then you can change to the "easy up" buckle system which is sold as an accessory.

Gaiters can be easily replaced if necessary with normal household tools.

Fastening is with a simple cable and snap buckle system.
If you would like to convert your Epic buckle to an Easy Up buckle thats easy to do to!

Do you have a horse with a club foot (high low hoof syndrome)? 

The Epic boot is one of the only styles that allows you to cater for this condition. 

  • This is because they are sold in individual sizes.
  • They have cabling that can be used to bring in the top of the boot on the more tubular hoof shapes
  • You can add a comfort pad to them so you can fine tune you fit.

Click here for printable sizing chart for Epics Click here for printable sizing chart for Epics

If you prefer the "Easy Up" buckle system these are available as an accessory.

Click here for directions on changing buckles Click here for directions on changing buckles

Changing gaiters on the Epic Boot:


GLUE ON SHELLS

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Sold as single shells.  Regular & wide sizes.

 

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Ideal for multi day competitions or multi day rides & competitions.  Below Garrett Ford CEO of Easycare Inc trots out The Fury for a win in the 2012 Tevis 100 Mile Endurance Competition.

Garrett Ford wins the Tevis Cup

Glue on Shells are not meant to replace horse shoes and should only be left in place for the duration of the event.  If you require a flexible option to shoes consider the new Easyshoe or the new FLIP FLOP hybrid which can also be left on for the full trim cycle.

The Shells are ideal for multi day endurance rides or long distance endurance/trail rides where you do not want to use the Glove with a gaiter.

Hoof conditions such as thrush thrive in an anaerobic environment (airless) so it is not recommended that these boots never be left on the horse for periods longer than the manufacturers recommendations.  The Glue on Shells are not meant to replace horse shoes and should never be left on the hoof for more than 7 days.

Glue & accessoriesare available on our shop too.


Click here for a printable sizing for the Glue On Shells Click here for a printable sizing for the Glue On Shells

Preparation & appliction of the Glue Ons:

Removing the Glue Ons:


The Equine Fusion Jogging Shoe Range

A totally flexible Hoof  Protection device available in "regular" and Slim sizing to fit a wider range of hoof shapes!

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Eqine Fusion, a Norwegian company since 2005 have been developing a new type of horse boot using a totally new concept. A highly flexible yet strong hoof boot!   

Fusion offer a flexible, light and durable "Jogging shoe" that protects the horse’s hooves from shock, wear and unnatural pressure. 

The Norwegian based company has a multi-skilled and international team dedicated to the performance of the shoe and the welfare of the horse and rider. The Equine Fusion Jogging Shoe is based around the natural hoof anatomy and function. Their boots are alread used in many disciplines in Norway and Europe.

The Equine Fusion Jogging Shoe also has a sizing range for the very small horse.  Ideal for miniatures and ponies.

Also has dampening pads especially designed for these boots if you need them

 

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All Terrain style

Also available in the tough "All Terrain" style.

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See our Equine Fusion information page for information on the various Equine Fusion styles available here.  We stock both the ULTIMATE and THE ALL TERRAIN style of Fusions.

The Therapy Boot Range -

Therapy boots are specifically designed to accommodate an injury or conditions such as laminitis.  They are lose fitting to assist with quick application as often very sore horses cannot bear weight for long.  They should be used in small turnout areas only.  If you require a more long term boot for use in larger areas then we advise you to consider one of the high profile riding boot styles which will also accommodate thick pads such as the New Mac boot.

New CLOUD THERAPY BOOT

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The Most Robust Therapeutic Boot in The World

The new Easyboot Cloud is a therapeutic hoof boot system designed to give comfort and support to horses with thin soles, abscesses, founder, laminitic stages, stresses of shipping, recovery after workouts or stalling on hard surfaces. It also provides instant and ongoing relief for horses suffering from chronic lameness and general lower limb or hoof problems by aiding movement and reducing recovery time after injury or surgery.

Seams and edges of the industrial strength Cordura® upper are rounded for safety. A padded collar provides additional relief to the pastern area. Three air vents provide air circulation to keep the hoof cool while preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris.

The Cloud has been designed for quick access and can be used over bandaging therefore when used for lameness problems it should only be used in small turnout areas. 

Each Easyboot Cloud comes with a removable closed-cell EVA standard pad. Replacement Cloud pads are sold separately. The Easyboot Cloud may be used in conjunction with the EasyCare Therapy Click System®.

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Cloud Boots come with a special EVA pad which moulds to the hoof for extra comfort.

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  Rx THERAPY BOOT

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Leight weight, strong, washable & able to be used over bandaging and with additional comfort pads.  This is the ideal therapy boot for horses overcoming injuries, laminitis etc.  Not recommended for horses in large turnout areas.  Not a riding boot.

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Can be used with thick comfort pads.

Comfort Pads

Upsize if using over bandaging.

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PADS (Ideal for riding and rehab)

Comfort   Pads

Comfort Pads

EVA Pads

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Barefoot Blacksmith

Rehab Pads.


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The EZ Soaker

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We recommend SIZING UP one or two sizes when you purchase an Easycare Soaker.  This makes application and removal quicker and easier.

The EasySoaker is a handy item in any tack room.

Suitable for:

  •   Soaking & Pouliticing.
  •   Applying medicated treatments.
  •   Holding medication at a wound site
  •   Providing a clean protected   environment

This is a lose fitting boot. We recommend that the horse be restrained when wearing this boot.  Not a therapy boot - not a riding boot.

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Note:  Easycare recommends sizing up when purchasing an EasySoaker.  Sizing up one or two sizes allows extra space for bandages and liquids to be used inside the boot. In addition, a larger size makes application quicker and easier.


The ZIP BOOT - 

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IDEAL TEMPORARY PROTECTION FOR HOOF WOUNDS THAT NEED TO BE KEPT OUT OF THE DIRT!

Also ideal as a cover over the cleaned and prepared hoof when applying glue on shells, easyshoes, or the Flip Flop. 

The Zip boot is ideal as a strong temporary covering for any hoof wound.

It is simple to put on and can be done quickly which really helps.  It can provide a clean environment for a bandaged hoof and is something all horse owners should consider having in their first aid kit for those times when you don't have a stable available and your horse has a hoof injury.

Zip & easyshoes

The Zip boot is also a wonderful tool for any owners, trimmer or farrier to use when applying the Easyshoe. 

Having a Zip boot handly allows you to prepare the hoof for gluing and not have to worry about geting dirt or moisture on it before you glue. 

If you have a figety horse then you don't have to panic if you need to allow him to put his weight back on that hoof prior to gluing.

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Easycare Inc. now have a product to help those who compete in sports that as yet do not permit hoof boots but seek many of the benefits of boots.  It is also a great rehab. tool for farriers & professional hoof care providers.

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Follow the link to our Easyshoe Page for more information.