OUR BOOT RANGE -
COMPARE SIZING, STYLE & FITTING
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.
The Boot Range - Please scroll down:
New BACK COUNTRY Boot (2016)
Sold as a single boot.
NEW GLOVE Boot
Sold as a single boot. Regular & Wide sizes available.
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.
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)
Easyboot MINI Hoof Boot
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!
The FLIP FLOP
Sold as single boot.
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.
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
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.
The amazingly successful Old Mac boot has a stylish new look and has been redesigned to include:
NEW TRAIL Boot
Sold as a single boot.
Great new stylish look, super soft interior, still the easiest boot in the world to use!
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.
The EPIC BOOT
Sold as a single boot.
A fanstastic boot for all horses, but if you have a horse with high/low hoof syndrome this is a super boot to consider.
The sole tread has been redesigned to match the amazingly successful Glove boot tread.
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.
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.
If you prefer the "Easy Up" buckle system these are available as an accessory.
Changing gaiters on the Epic Boot:
GLUE ON SHELLS
Sold as single shells. Regular & wide sizes.
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.
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.
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!
Sold as single boots.
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
Also available in the tough "All Terrain" style.
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
Sold as single boots - price includes EVA pad inserts.
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®.
Rx THERAPY BOOT
Sold as single boots - pads not included.
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.
Can be used with thick comfort pads.
Upsize if using over bandaging.
PADS (Ideal for riding and rehab)
The EZ Soaker
Sold as single boots.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.
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.
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 -
Sold as single boots.
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.
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.
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.