The Davis Horse Boot has a soft, pliable upper, which opens wide for easy on/off application - and closes tightly with a velcro strap to prevent liquid spilling out.
However the plastic can get pretty stiff in cold weather so during the colder months it is best to warm it up before trying to put the hoof in it. When removing in winter you can first apply a warm wet towel to the top for a few minutes, which will allow it to come off easier.
The bottom is triple-layered using a tough polyvinyl compound so it can be re-used many times and has a rough surface to prevent slipping on concrete.
The boot also comes with a therapeutic pad which wicks medications to the sole of the hoof.
It can be used as a soaking boot, poulticing and/or protecting the hoof and can even be used with shoes.
The Davis hoof boot is also useful to keep the hoof clean and dry. For example if you need to wrap the hoof due to a wound you can then put the boot over the top to keep the bandage clean and in place.
Designed and made in the US.
|00||3 3/4" (95mm)||4 1/4" (108mm)|
|0||4 1/2" (114mm)||5" (127mm)|
|1||5 1/4" (133mm)||5 5/8" (142mm)|
|2||5 5/8" (142mm)||6 1/8" (155mm)|
|3||6 1/4" (159mm)||7" (178mm)|
|4||7 1/4" (184mm)||7 3/4" (197mm)|
|5||8" (203mm)||8 1/2" (216mm)|
|6||9 1/2" (241mm)||9 1/2" (241mm)|
Because they can be quite stiff in cold weather you will find it easier if you get a slightly larger size boot, especially if your horse's hoof matches an exact boot size. However, if the boot is too much bigger than the hoof it is more likely to twist around if your horse moves around whilst the boot is on.
$40 (US) each.