Best horse sneakers for one round hoof and one oval hoof?
Hi, I was wondering if you could help. I ride my semi retiree out on ditch roads that can be rocky and fields one to two times a week. After a good experience with him barefoot last year while I was off for broodmare duties, I pulled his shoes again for this winter.
The ditch road we travel is quite rocky though, so his farrier and I decided it would be best if he got some sneakers for our weekly ride (mostly at the walk.) The problem is that one of his hooves is round and one is an oval (I would only use them on his fronts.) My farrier was concerned about finding a pair that would fit him well based on that. He said he thought he would wear a size 2. (His hooves have always been different since my farrier started shoeing him at 6 and he's 21 and still sound as an ex-racer and eventer, so the different shape feet have never bothered him, but they are markedly different in shape.)
Thanks for your ideas! I'm going to grab the shoes he had on and take them to a few tack shops as a starting point. I've been having trouble finding many brands locally. One shop has Boas and Easyboot Epics, so I guess I will start there. I have a few more to call. I'd love to find Old Macs and Cavallos!
Be careful of easy boots. We joke about the name and have for years, there is nothing easy about them. Granted, if you find the perfect style and your horse has the right foot, they can be great, but the search is maddening.
It is much easier to fit old macs or simple boots. You can get the measurements off the web and order them, it will be worth it. They are easier to put on and they stay on!