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Post by FlorayG on Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:20 pm

OK everyone wanted to know what they were like, well they arrived today and they are FANTASTIC. They have all the advantages of Swiss Boots (never come off when you ride, are very close fitting, don't rub, have nice hard thick soles) without the major disadavantage of Swiss boots (that you need incredible muscles to get the bl**dy things off). Renegades come in two parts connected by a cable, you push the hoof part on and fold the heel part up and tighten the cable with a velcro strap. Also the boot only covers the hoof so can't rub the pastern or coronet. I love them. Kitty went so much better in them, and I could feel her confidence building throughout the ride, when we got to the nasty rocky bit right by the yard I got off to walk as usual and she marched off in front of me! She's NEVER done that before!
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Post by Jo on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:24 pm

Could anyone recommend boots that would fit a very big footed shire? Although Trelawny does really well barefoot we have do lot of rough rocky work and I would like to get a pair of front ones in - just in case he gets sore


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Post by bohohorse on Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:14 pm

Cavallo's? They do seem to do generous sizes. I was talking to Lightertouch the other day and she says there is a store who recommends boots depending on your horses shape of feet and is really helpful.... The Saddlery Store maybe?

LT where are yoouuuuu Laughing
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Post by Admin on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:19 pm

I love my Old Macs. Ember will walk through anything in hers Very Happy

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Post by Jo on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:52 pm

I am in Devon, UK - but the internet is a wonderful thing! will start looking around at boots although the way Trelawny rode out this evening - like a demon possessed and enjoying it - I think his walking delicately downhill on stony ground is a ploy!
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Post by Sydney on Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:49 pm

I just got my subscription to horse journals 2008 tack buying guide. I have to say I enjoy it. They had a few pages on different hoof boot reviews on the most common boots out there.
Easy boots and old macs were most likely to rub around the pastern (though all have the potential) but the old macs 1st version (not the g2) rubbed the frog :O
I guess boa horse boots are narrower in the heels.

Old macs were rated the highest for best fit for draft horses.
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Post by lightertouch on Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:54 pm

www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk

You rang?! Very Happy

These guys have a section in their hoof boots area which suggests boot makes for the particular shape of your horse's hooves. I found it invaluable in the purchase of my Old Mac Original G1s. I think they said something about these being good for heavy types and thoroughbreds who have wider feet than they are long...

Hope this helps!
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Post by lightertouch on Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:55 pm

affraid I'll be keeping an eye out for rubbing then... Rolling Eyes
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Post by Sydney on Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:23 pm

It also says getting either the pastern wraps or applying vetwrap on the hoof or moleskin to the boot where it creates rubbing. If you are worried about rubbing is a good idea. Anyplace the boot touches skin will probably rub if dirt gets in there. Also says it can take up to 6 months for skin to toughen up that the boot touches so don't be surprised if they rub the first few rides or months.

I really like this subscription already :3
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Post by Admin on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:37 am

Occasionally when Embers feet get a bit long and in need of a trim, the old macs (G2) do rub a liitle on the heels.
I just wrap a piece of vetwrap (whoever invented that stuff was a genius cheers ) round the coronet band and bulb of the heel and that sorts it out.

I don't think they would rub though if I didn't use pads which lift the whole foot in the boot.

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Post by lightertouch on Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:38 am

Luckily they came with a pair of pastern wraps, so I'm all set if they do rub.
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Post by Sydney on Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:24 am

I really like this magazine, thing. It's full of good information.

They said overall easy boot epics stayed on the best. They didn't do renegades but they said none of the boots did well in mud at all. Has anyone gone through water or mud with the renegades?
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Post by Admin on Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:29 pm

lightertouch wrote:Luckily they came with a pair of pastern wraps, so I'm all set if they do rub.

I forgot about the pastern wraps Embarassed
Still vet wrap works well.

The magazine said none of then performed well in the mud Exclamation
Mine are great in mud, puddles you name it.

Still next time I'm having Renegades sunny

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Post by Jo on Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:00 pm

just going back to this topic as I havent actually done anything about it - Trelawny has a huge amount of feather - will this interfere with the hoof boots??
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Post by lightertouch on Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:16 pm

I wouldn't have thought so - hoof boots (or at least my Mac Originals) slip on like a shoe, so I'd imagine they'd mostly shove the hair out of the way on the way on, though you might need to run a finger or hoof pick around the top to make sure the hair hadn't gotten tucked in? You could ask the vendors - they tend to be pretty helpful. I bought mine from The Saddlery Shop online and they had a lot of info on the website.

I used my boots on my first BHS Trec - 3hr hack! - and covered about all the terrain you can imagine - tho perhaps not the deepest, suckiest mud - including a river ford and they stayed on beautifully. The only prob I had was a bit of rub damage to the horn at the heel (the heels themselves were fine as I'd used the pastern wraps, tho the wraps themselves showed signs of rub damage). I was using only front boots.
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Re: Renegade hoof boots

Post by FlorayG on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:36 am

I've used Renegades for 6 months now, in mud up to Kitty's fetlocks, they don't come off (although sometimes I think they have 'cause I can't see them for mud!). One came off once when I first had them, because I hadn't done them up properly, but the fetlock strap stayed done up so one was left hanging around her leg - not flown off into the bushes!
I think Trelawney might have a problem with some boots rubbing, for instance Boas come over the coronet so would be no good unless you could get his feather inside them. Sorry they don't make renegades large enough, but for anyone with a horse with smaller feet I would recommend them unreservedly
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Post by Sydney on Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:20 am

That is good. I was thinking about getting a pair but the owners of the company never answered my question and the answer they did give me was very disappointing.

I wanted to know how much traction they provide. Like are they more like a running shoe? or hard plastic. The problem I have with boots is I am on pavement a lot when I drive. 90% of the boots out there provide too much traction and are a recipe for bowed tendons and splints.

I asked customer service at renegade hoof boots and they said that my horse had to have mustang roll toe etc. to use their boots and that was about it. I was kind of put off but I do definately like the idea of the boots. I wanted to get a pair of marquis hoof boots but they are hard to find over here. They actually did tests on the marquis and several other boots to test the traction and the marquis was the only one that matched the distance a barefoot hoof slid when it hit the ground in a horses normal paces.
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Post by FlorayG on Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:19 pm

Odd that you had that experience confused they were SO helpful to me and answered every query.
Renegades are much harder than Boa's and Equiboots, I would say about the same as Marquis. The grip is excellent, I ride on slippery grass a lot and Kitty canters fine without slipping. On the road they do not stick like a running shoe but are not slippery. They are the best boots I have had, and I've tried most of them. drunken
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Post by Jo on Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:22 pm

I contacted Renegades and they were very helpful in that they advised that the shape of Trelawny's hooves werent a problem - size was - hopefully they will do large sizes in the future as they do look very good!
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Post by HorseHippie on Thu May 28, 2009 3:45 pm

Hey all, we were talking about these boots during the barefoot and natural horsekeeping clinic I went to.

Then clinician runs a hoof rehab clinic and apparently, Renegade gave them a few pairs to use for a trial basis. I guess everything is going well with them. The clinician was very happy with them and Renegade is very happy as this will seriously help with advertising and sales.

Win win situation for both sides! I am looking at getting some for my guys too!
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