Easyboot Bare

The Easyboot Bare has been under development since early 2005. I have no personal experience of them but they have been used in 100 and 250 mile endurance events under some extreme conditions. They are a little tricky to initially fit but perform well once they are on and provide a simple, close-fitting boot that constantly adjusts to the hoof.

It is designed to stretch and flex, mimicking the movements of the naturally bare hoof. The sole has also been modeled on the barefoot hoof.

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



Fitting

The bungee system is designed to be adjusted before the boot is applied to the hoof. You want the bungee in the tightest position that will still allow you to apply the boot. Start with the bungee in the center position (the boots come standard in this configuration). It may be necessary for you to loosen the bungee for the first one or two uses. After applying the Easyboot Bare for the first time, try to slide the flat edge of a hoof pick between the hoof and the front of the boot. If you can slide the edge of the hoof pick between the hoof and the front of the boot, remove boot and adjust bungee on one or both sides of the boot to the next notch. Continue process until you can no longer slide the flat end of the hoof pick between the hoof and the front of the boot.

Sizing

Ideally, the width and length measurement will fit into the same boot size. If the width and length measurements indicate different boot sizes, select the larger size. If the width and length measurements are different by more than one size, EasyCare hoof boots are not recommended.

SizeWidthLength
Pony
3 3/16" - 3 3/8" (78-85mm)3 3/8" - 3 5/8" (85-92mm)
000
3 3/8" - 3 13/16" (86-97mm)3 5/8" - 4 3/16" (93-105mm)
00
3 13/16" - 4 3/8" (98-110mm)4 3/16" - 4 5/8" (106-117mm)
0
4 3/8" - 4 9/16" (111-116mm)4 5/8" - 4 15/16" (118-124mm)
1
4 9/16" - 4 7/8" (117-123mm)4 15/16" - 5 1/8" (125-130mm)
2
4 7/8" - 5 1/8" (124-130mm)5 1/8" - 5 9/16" (131-140mm)
3
5 1/8" - 5 1/2" (131-139mm)5 9/16" - 5 15/16" (141-150mm)
4
5 1/2" - 5 15/16" (140-150mm)5 15/16" - 6 7/16" (151-163mm)
5
5 15/16" - 6 7/16" (151-163mm)6 7/16" - 6 7/8" (164-174mm)
6
6 7/16" - 6 7/8" (164-175mm)6 7/8" - 7 7/16" (175-188mm)
7
6 7/8" - 7 9/16" (176-192mm)7 7/16" - 7 3/4" (189-195mm)

Cost

These boots normally retail for approx $80-$95 (US) each.

For cheaper prices check out Horse Supplies at GregRobert - type in "easyboot" 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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