How to Properly Measure for Horse Hoof Boots
4 tips you won't want to miss, because the old adage isn't, "If the shoe doesn't fit."
You wouldn't go for a jog in ill-fitting sneakers, so why would you expect your horse to do the same? We cannot overstress the importance of sizing. Implement the following four tips to help ensure proper hoof measurement for your horse’s EasyCare hoof boots.
- After a fresh trim, measure the width of the hoof across the bottom at the widest point.
- 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 where the hoof wall ends. Do not include the heel bulbs in the measurement.
- Compare your measurement with the appropriate size chart. Each boot style has its own unique size chart.
- Ideally, the length and width measurement will fit into the same size. If the length and width measurements indicate different sizes, select the larger size. If the width and length measurements are different by more than one size, your selected boot style is not recommended.* Be sure to check your measurements against an alternative boot in the EasyCare line, as another style may better accommodate your horse’s hoof shape.
Look to our selection of horse hoof boots to provide your horse constant hoof protection, while still enjoying the benefits of a barefoot horse.
About the author: This content was originally provided by EasyCare Inc., with minor additions included from Valley Vet Supply.