About Hoof Boots for the Barefoot Horse

Want to keep your horse barefoot but need added protection in rough terrain? Here are two makers of boots for you to consider. I like the Cavallo Simple Boot for 2 reasons, they’re easy to put on, and they stay on.

Easyboot also makes a hoof boot that is much easier than the original with all those clamp down wire contraptions. I think you’ll like the new and improved Easyboot Trail.

Whichever boots are better suited for your horse, they are definitely handy to have on hand even if your horse is shod. They’re a good item to pack on a trail ride in case your horse throws a shoe, or in the barn for the horse being treated for abscesses, punctures, and sole bruising.

Here’s videos from both boot makers so you can decided for yourself which one is best for your horse. How much are these boots? The Easyboot trail boot is sold individually for $60.00, and the Cavallo is sold in a set of two for $140.00.

Which one do I recommend? Cavallo, I like the closures better, and the durability.

Cavallo 

Easyboot

 

amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch

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amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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3 Responses to About Hoof Boots for the Barefoot Horse

  1. I’m not really sold on shoeing a horse. Will these take the place of iron shoes?

    • tbnranch says:

      It depends on what you’re using a horse for. I keep my horses barefoot, but for that occasional trail ride on rocky or jagged terrain they are perfect. Can’t say I’ve seen them on a professional sport horse, but hoof boots like all equipment is intended for a specific purpose. To answer your question, not all horses can be kept barefoot, hoof boots aren’t going to help a horse that needs corrective shoeing, or benefit the reining or performance horse. But for the backyard horseman who occasionally needs a little added protection they are an asset to have on hand.

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