Easyboot Glove

The Easyboot Glove is a form-fitting, seamless boot that is flexible yet tough. It provides traction and protection to the hoof without affecting mobility.

The boot material stretches over the hoof and clings to the wall, just like a glove, hence the name. There are no buckles or straps on the lower part of the boot and the flexible reinforced gaiter ensures that the boot stays in place.

The boots also come in half-sizes so that you can get the best possible fit for your horse.

I used to use the Gloves (prior to the release of the Equine Fusion Jogging Shoes) and I loved the fact that there were no buckles and cables to break (my biggest problem with the Easyboot Epics), but this means you do need a much tighter fit which makes them much harder to put on especially if your horse has a flared hoof. The tight fit can also prevent the hoof from being able to function optimally.

The manufacturer states that the Gloves have an aggressive treat pattern that has been proven over all kinds of terrain, however I found them to be quite slippery on trails especially in colder weather when the plastic becomes harder. Also whilst the sole is very durable it does not flex with the hoof so you really need to add a pad to prevent the hoofwall from being the main weightbearing structure. Unfortunately because of the low profile of the boot, it is difficult to add a pad as they make it much more likely for the boot to come off.

There is a power strap that you can add to help to get a tighter fit but they again do make it hard to get the boots on.



Extras for the Easyboot Gloves

STUDS: recommended for additional traction on slippery surfaces such as mud, ice and snow. Minimum of 4 studs per boot are recommended.

Sizing

These boots are very dependent on a good fit so be sure to measure accurately. They must be snug. EasyCare suggest you measure using the metric system as the the measurements will be more accurate.

They are available in standard width and also in a wider width for hooves that are more round than oval. See tables below.

Glove

SizeWidthLength
00
96-99mm106-109mm
00.5
100-103mm110-113mm
0
104-107mm114-117mm
0.5
108-111mm118-121mm
1
112-115mm122-125mm
1.5
116-119mm126-129mm
2
120-123mm130-133mm
2.5
124-127mm134-137mm
3
128-131mm138-141mm
3.5
132-135mm142-145mm
4
136-139mm146-149mm
4.5
140-143mm150-153mm
5
144-147mm154-157mm

Glove Wide

SizeWidthLength
0
114-117mm114-117mm
0.5
118-121mm118-121mm
1
122-125mm122-125mm
1.5
126-129mm126-129mm
2
130-133mm130-133mm
2.5
134-137mm134-137mm
3
138-141mm138-141mm

Cost

Easycare's recommended retail price is $73 (US) each.

See eBay listing to the right current deals.

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