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About Hoof Boots

  • #1 Reason: FAR HEALTHIER for your horse!!!
  • They only wear out when in use- not in the pasture
  • They can last 500-1,000 miles of riding- a LONG time!
  • Renegade Hoof Boots are EASY to use, stay on, have excellent traction, and are designed to move with the hoof. To read about Jeannette's experience with hoof boots on the Ride Across America, go to the following link.

Why Hoof Boots Instead of Shoes?

A Note on Other Boot Brands

Jeannette and her husband, Richard, were generously sponsored by several boot brands during their Ride Across America. This 4,000 mile journey rigorously tested the ease of use, affect on the horse, and overall design of each boot. It is important to note that most companies continually work to improve their design, but during the ride, they found Renegades to be far superior in every way. Therefore, Jeannette chooses to deal only with Renegade Hoof Boots. She was approved as a Barefoot Farrier and Boot Dealer by Kirt and Gina Lander, renown experts in Barefoot care and creators of the Renegade Boot design.

If it's called "Barefoot," why would my horse need Hoof Boots?

  • In a perfect world, horses would be pastured in the type of environment in which they will be ridden, thereby causing the hooves to callous to the degree required of that riding environment. However, in most cases, horses are kept in a soft, grassy pasture or paddock. Just like children who run around barefoot, (while we adults cringe!) hooves also adapt to their living conditions. So it is best to provide a variety of footing when possible. The barefoot trim will 'trick' the hooves into becoming more calloused than they need for the pasture they live in, but it may not be quite enough for more extreme riding terrain. It is a horse by horse case. Jeannette has 3 horses who can go from a grassy pasture to mountain riding completely barefoot, while her other 2 require boot protection for comfort even on shorter rides. Remember, barefoot is much healthier for your horse's hooves, joints, ligaments, tendons, and overall body comfort, so taking a minute to apply boots for riding in rigorous terrain is well worth the quality of life improvement for your horse.
  • It takes 1-3 growth cycles of about 6 months each to develop excellent hoof depending on the initial condition of the hoof. Additionally, the more miles ridden and the more the horse is able to move around, the faster the hooves develop. (A horse that is ridden frequently will maintain the best hoof overall.) If your horse has been under consistent barefoot care for less than a year, it is likely that the hoof is not conditioned enough to be ridden barefoot yet and will need boots to help with the transition. 
  • If your horse has conformation or rehabilitation issues such as laminitis or navicular, this may limit their ability to be comfortable on terrain they are not used to. Hoof boots will fill that gap of needing protection and support, but still offering the benefits of leaving the hooves barefoot.

Jeannette and Richard take their friends out on an overnight pack trip with barefoot (1st two) and booted (next two) horses in the Teton Mountain Range, Wyoming.

How much do they cost and where do I get them?

  • A pair (2 boots) currently runs $179 (Remember how many miles/rides this will last and then compare to the price of several sets of shoes over many riding seasons!)
  • Jeannette's FREE hoof boot service includes sizing, ordering, fitting, and teaching you how to use the boots correctly- no guess-work! You may order them for the same price directly through Renegade, but you will not receive the hands-on support that Jeannette will provide if they are ordered through her. 
  • It is always recommended to have a pair on hand even if you don't regularly use them just in case you find yourself in terrain where your horse needs a little protection. Don't hesitate to contact Jeannette about specifics for your particular situation.
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