Swiss Horse Boot

The original Swiss Horse Boot was invented in 1979 by Hubert Rohner and over the years it has been updated and improved.

They are made of high quality plastic and are molded as one piece so there are no joints.

The boot closes using a strap and buckle at the front - the latest improvement has been to replace the metal buckle with a safer plastic buckle.

They come in a dark brown color and weigh approx 360 grams (13oz).



They are designed to be very close fitting boots and are heated prior to the first application so that they mold to the individual hoof. Subsequent applications often require the use of a rubber mallet to seat the boot on the hoof.

Advantages:

  • They will last 4-6 times longer than a pair of metal shoes.
  • They provide ten times the shock absorption of metal shoes
  • No more snow balls or stone bruises
  • Ideal for healing hoof injuries.


Extras

STUDS: made of long-lasting Cobalt the studs are recommended for additional traction on slippery surfaces such as mud, ice and snow. Minimum of 2 studs per boot, but 4 per boot are recommended. On work horses, such as drafts, 6 studs are recommended.

INSERTS: the inserts will improve the fit of the boots if they are slightly too big for the hoof.

Sizing

SizeWidth
00
3 3/8" - 4"
0
4" - 4 5/16"
01
4 1/2" - 4 6/8" (special version 2/8" narrower at heel)
1
4 1/2" - 4 6/8"
2
5" - 5 1/8"
3
5 3/8" - 5 1/2"
4
5 3/4" - 6"

Measurements of the hoof should be taken after a fresh trim.

Cost

RRP $87.50 (US) each for the boots

$19 (US) for 4 studs

$3.20 (US) for an insert

These boots are not available for sale on the All Natural Horse Care website so if you wish to purchase please click here to visit the manufacturer's website.

Alternatively, you may wish to see if they are available on ebay - see advert in right hand column.



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