I have been riding and competing in 50 mile endurance rides with Renegade® Hoof Boots for 4 years now and absolutely love them. It is really exciting for me to be a Distributor for Renegade Hoof Boots since I have been using them successfully. Now, I can help spread the word about these great boots.
The Renegades are simple, simple, simple to use! No fussing, quick to put on and take off, they stay on, and no rubbing; even when riding in sand.
For more information or to purchase a pair of Renegade Boots, please email or call me at 208.890.8899 to find out more about fitting and test riding a pair.
Renegade Hoof Boots: $180/per pair with FREE shipping
Glue-On Boots: $60/per pair with FREE shipping
(Cheaper than a couple sets of shoes, last longer and they are better for your horse!)
What Renegade riders are saying...
We were reporting in to say that our new hoof boots are working out perfectly. Love ‘em. I can’t believe we road for years without this convenience. Thank you for introducing this product. We are definitely satisfied customers. Also, we are having a lot of fun in the new, local horse park. We’ve visited several times now, and never see the same trail twice. It’s an interesting piece of land. No trees, but I am a rock hound. So, I am enjoying the search for stones, along with the great views from that ridge. We see other riders taking advantage of the park, as well.
(notice the bottom mimmicks the bare foot)
Dragon Fire Red
How to Measure The Hoof For Renegade® Hoof Boots
In order to determine the proper boots size, we need two hoof measurements, Length and Width.
"Length" is defined as: The distance measured from the toe to a line drawn between both heel buttresses at their rearmost point of weight bearing. This line correlates with the dashed line in the photo above.
"Width" is defined as: The distance measured at the widest point of the hoof as measured across the hoof.
The width measurement is pretty easy to understand and easy to determine, but the Length measurement can be somewhat confusing.
You might be asking "Where exactly is the rearmost point of weight bearing?"
Imagine for a moment that you painted the bottom of your horses hoof and then walked him across a smooth hard surface while the paint was still wet. Looking at the hoof prints he left behind, the rearmost point of weight bearing would correspond with the rearmost point of the hoof print, not counting any print left by the frog. I'm not recommending that you measure the hooves in this manner, but this example may help you visualize the location of the "rear most point of weight bearing".
Boot Size, Measurement Chart
Length 4 3/4", Width 4 3/16", at widest point.
Length 5", Width 4 9/16", at widest point.
Length 5 1/4", Width 4 3/4", at the widest point.
Length 5 1/2", Width 5", at the widest point.
Size 2 WIDE
Length 5 1/2", Width 5 1/4", at the widest point.
NEW! Size 3 Coming Soon!!
In most all cases, boot width will be the dominate measurement for determining boot size. Obviously, If the hoof in question is wider than what is shown for a given boot size, you will need the next size up boot.
In the case of a hoof fitting the width of the boot but the length of the boot is longer than the length of the hoof, we can cut down the back of the boot by up to 3/8" at no additional charge.
This modification is most important when the boot is used with horses that are known to strike the back of their front hoof with a hind hoof, or are known to knock off boots or shoes. Mysterious boot retention problems on front hooves are often caused by this sometimes hard to detect interference problem.
Also consider the height of the heels for the horse in question. The boot was designed primarily for low heels and short toes but will also work for medium height heels. Horses with high heels my have problems using the boot and in most cases will also need over length cables. For these horses it is suggested that the high heels be addressed through natural hoof care methods as a precursor to fitting the boots.
Horses with "high heels" or "run-under heels", may exhibit a shorter length measurement from the toe to the rearmost point of weight bearing than if the same hoof had heels in a lower configuration. So, if your goal is to lower the heels in the coming months while using the boot, you will need to consider this when determining boot length.
If the hoof in question is just a "little bit bigger" than a given boot size, especially when talking about width, in most all cases it is best to go up to the next boot size versus squeezing the hoof into an "almost fit" size boot. If you encounter boot twisting problems, the back of the boot can be fitted with Vettec Equithane or similar material.