Boa Horse Boot

The Boa Horse Boot uses the unique Boa Lacing Systemâ„¢ which is based on the design used in snowboard boots. This makes them very easy to put on and take off and allows fine adjustments to be made.

They are robustly made using leather and have a urethane sole and are a bit less bulky than the Old Macs. The breakover is fairly good although it's a good idea to rasp it wider ie further out to each side, and they have good traction.

I bought a pair of these boots and found that they are tricky to deal with when they have been in muddy water as the dial and cap can be hard to grip. Also they are easy to over tighten which will cause bruising under the dial on the front hoof wall and coronet (there is a pad that you can buy to prevent this). I used my pair for over a year (although I didn't use them that often) and they showed very little signs of wear.

In 2013 Easycare introduced a number of new hoof boot models and stopped manufacturing the Boa Boot. Limited stock is available until they are sold out.



Sizing

It is important to match the width and length of the hoof to the boot size. The front hooves of most horses tend to be more round and wider than the hind hooves. The best fit may require a smaller size for the hind.

If the width and length measurements indicate different sizes, select the larger size.

SizeWidthLength
00
3 1/2" - 3 7/8"
(89-98mm)
4" - 4 3/8"
(101-111mm)
0
3 7/8" - 4 1/4"
(98-108mm)
4 3/8" - 4 5/8"
(111-117mm)
1
4 1/4" - 4 7/8"
(108-124mm)
4 5/8" - 5 1/8"
(117-130mm)
2
4 7/8" - 5 1/4"
(124-133mm)
5 1/8" - 5 3/8"
(130-136mm)
3
5 1/4" - 5 7/8"
(133-149mm)
5 3/8" - 5 7/8"
(136-149mm)
4
5 7/8" - 6 1/4"
(149-159mm)
5 7/8" - 6 1/4"
(149-159mm)
5
6 1/4" - 6 11/16"
(159-169mm)
6 1/4" - 6 11/16"
(159-169mm)
6
6 11/16" - 6 15/16"
(169-176mm)
6 11/16" - 6 15/16"
(169-176mm)
7
6 15/16" - 7 3/8"
(176-186mm)
6 15/16" - 7 3/8"
(176-186mm)
8
7 3/8" - 7 1/2"
(186-192mm)
7 3/8" - 7 7/8"
(186-200mm)

Cost

The Boa Horse Boots normally retail for approx $170-$187 (US) each.

For cheaper prices check out Horse Supplies at GregRobert - type in "boa horse" in the search box at the top left hand side of the page when you get there.

Alternatively Ebay often has some great bargains - see right hand column for current deals.




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