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Boa Horse Boot

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The Boa Horse Boot™ uses the unique Boa Lacing System™ 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 althought it's a good idea to rasp it wider ie further out to each side, and they have good traction.

I have one pair of these boots which I like, although they can be 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 have had my pair for over a year (although I don't use them that often) and so far they show no signs of wear.

Boa Horse Boot Sizing

hoof boot measurement

It is important to match the width and length of the hoof to the Boa Horse 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.

How to get the correct size boot for your horse:

  1. Measure the width of the hoof across the bottom at the widest point.

  2. Measure the length of the hoof from the toe to the buttress line of the heel. The buttress line is the farthest weight bearing point of the heel.

  3. Compare your measurement with the proper size chart below. If you are taking your measurements in inches, use the imperial size chart. If you are taking your measurements in millimeters, use the metric size chart.

  4. Ideally, the width and length measurement will fit into the same Boa Horse Boot™ size. If the width and length measurements indicate different Boa Horse Boot™ sizes, select the larger Boa Horse Boot™ size.




3 1/2" - 3 7/8"
4" - 4 3/8"
3 7/8" - 4 1/4"
4 3/8" - 4 5/8"
4 1/4" - 4 7/8"
4 5/8" - 5 1/8"
4 7/8" - 5 1/4"
5 1/8" - 5 3/8"
5 1/4" - 5 7/8"
5 3/8" - 5 7/8"
5 7/8" - 6 1/4"
5 7/8" - 6 1/4"
6 1/4" - 6 11/16"
6 1/4" - 6 11/16"
6 11/16" - 6 15/16"
6 11/16" - 6 15/16"
6 15/16" - 7 3/8"
6 15/16" - 7 3/8"
7 3/8" - 7 1/2"
7 3/8" - 7 7/8"

Boa Horse Boot Fitting

Prepare the hoof: Thoroughly clean hoof with hoof pick.

Putting on the Boot:

Remove the front shield cap by turning counter-clock wise. Pull the dial on the Boa Lacing System™ away from the boot until you feel it release. Spread the boot open with your hands.

Important: Always turn the gear dial CLOCKWISE....forcing the dial in a counter-clockwise direction will destroy the gear mechanism.

Slip the Boa Horse Boot over the hoof, making sure the toe of the hoof is as far forward as possible and the boot is started on straight. Use the pull tab to help pull the boot on all the way. Place horses hoof on the ground to set heel.

boa boot fit

Tighten the Boa Lacing System™:

Push the dial down until you feel it lock and begin to tighten by turning clockwise. The boot will begin to tighten and close around the hoof and hairline. Continue to tighten until a finger can be snugly slipped between the collar of the Boa Horse Boot™ and the hairline. Don't overtighten.

Important: Always turn the gear dial CLOCKWISE....forcing the dial in a counter-clockwise direction will destroy the gear mechanism.

Place the shield cap on the boot and fasten it by twisting 90 degrees. You will feel the cap go through a series of clicks then stop. Do not force the cap past the last clicks. Do not use the Boa Horse Boot™ without the shield cap. Replacement caps are available for purchase.

A properly applied Boa Horse Boot™ will be snug, but you should be able to fit a finger between the collar of the boot and the hairline.

Important: After you fit the Boa Horse Boot™ and the horse has had a chance to move around, tighten the Boa dial an additional ¼ turn. Make sure the boots are still fitted squarely and securely on the hoof. Make sure the Boa Horse Boot™ has not twisted to the side. If the boot has twisted to the side, it is either too large or needs to be tightened. Discontinue use if the boot continues to twist. Boots that twist can cause damage to the hoof and soft tissue areas.

Removing the Boa Horse Boot™:

  1. Open the shield cap by twisting counter-clockwise 90 degrees.

  2. Pull the dial on the Boa Lacing System™ away from the hoof until you feel it release.

  3. Spread the boot away from the hoof and remove. It's that Easy!

boa boot gaitor boa boot dial pad

Boa Gaiters and Front Dial Pads are also available.

For more information visit EasyCare
Or if you are looking for a bargain you can try Ebay

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