HOOFix Emergency Boot Trail Kit (Includes Boot)
does excellent job for its intended use
I have been using these boots for some time now to protect a damaged hoof on my Arab mare (she normally goes barefoot). They have held up remarkably well for 24/7 turnout on rocky ground. Each boot lasts 2 or 3 weeks- doesn't seem like much, but duct tape didn't last two days. They are a little too big for the Arab, and sometimes she accidentally pulls one off, but they are really easy to get back on. The extra size does allow fitting over a bandage when I have to use a poultice. They also "breathe" and don't seem to be causing the thrush problem I was getting with padding and stretchy tape. I usually cut a piece of high density foam or extra thick felt to fit inside, which molds to the shape of the sole for better cushioning and helps the fit. I would not expect them to hold up to heavy use like training or frequent riding, but they are working very well for my needs.
September 14, 2012
I used the hoofix product to help protect the hoof treated for a severe stone abcess. The hoofix was easy to fit over the initial packing done on the hoof. I did use a strip of duct tape at the top just to make sure the velcro held. The hoofix was easy to remove and replace for checking the hoof. Thanks to hoofix product I was able to turn the horse out with his pasture mates which helped his frustration with being separated. The Hoofix did a good job of protecting the hoof and kept it clean. The Hoofix held up to about three weeks of wear. I spoke to my vet about them carrying the product to offer their clients that option. I was well pleased with the product and I think it made it easier for me and my horse to get through the stone abcess.
November 2, 2012
This boot was a lifesaver when my mare lost a shoe and farrier could not get out for a week. Held up well in a dirt paddock 24/7 for over 5 days, even handled the mud and kept the hoof from being damaged anymore than it already was so farrier could get a shoe back on! Will definitely purchase again as needed.
May 10, 2012