Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:18 AM
I have a set of Hoofwings as well, but am finding them difficult to put on, as I have trouble with my right hand not working properly due to a neck injury...so I am going to try finding an old "boot-hook", and see if that helps at all. Hmmm, a lightbulb just lit...I think a crochet hook would work...LOL!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:52 AM
Have you looked at the sneakers? They are a little expensive but they look like they would be comfortable.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:22 AM
We haven't used them a lot because the size I bought (medium, I think) is a bit big for my 36" beast, and when he trots he sometimes steps on the back of the sneakers with his back feet. (He doesn't interfere normally.) I'm planning to buy the next smaller size; you want them pretty snug. His feet are 2 1/2 inches wide, I think. I had tried the Build-a-Bear sneakers but they were too small for him.
He did break the rawhide lace on one boot when he stepped on it - the boot came off but he was fine, and so was the boot. I replaced the rawhide with regular sneaker laces, and they work fine and hold up better. I was a bit worried that the leather bottom would wear out, but they've held up well and seem to provide decent traction on pavement.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:16 PM
His feet are 2 1/2 inches wide, I think. I had tried the Build-a-Bear sneakers but they were too small for him.
My 33.5" geldings both have 2.75"x2.75" wide feet, and they fit the Build-A-Bear sneakers although just barely. Are you sure of those measurements?
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:05 AM
Build-a-bear won't work, too small.
He would nearly fit the easyboot epics smallest size, but I used EB's on a big horse years ago and hated them, they were hard to get on and came off easily- although the addition of gaiters may have improved that.
Hoof-wings were looking like the 'ultimate' for me, but it sounds like they may not be the solve-all solution I imagined them to be, plus, $300 ish dollars after shipping for just two boots is a little scary.
I have been looking at the boots on Janie's site and the price just can't be beaten. I would love to hear someones feedback on using them though as the 'heel bruising' concern has been voiced here, so would be great if someone wanted to dispel that for me as $112 for a full set of four is pretty darn attractive
Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:22 AM
DrivinTim - My mare is 35" and her hooves are 3" wide and the build a bear boots don't fit. I think the build a bear boots fit up to a 2.75" inch hoof are you sure your meas are accurate? The reason I ask is because I was thinking of ordering a pair of the sneakers and needed to know what size to order.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:30 PM
The driving sneakers I have are 4 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches long, outside measurement. Looks like they're a little over 3 inches wide by 4 inches long, inside measurement. Of course I can't find my receipt to verify what size I bought, but looking at the sizing on the Ozark Mtn. website I'm pretty sure I ordered mediums.
Hope this helps!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:41 AM
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