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RE: [RC] Ez boots or Old Macs??? - terry banister - Mike Sofen


As someone who's never used Old Macs, can you estimate how many miles you
got out of them during that 4-6 months of use?  How rough are your trails?
And have done endurance events in them or just riding/training?  Just trying
to get a feel for how suitable they are for this sport.

I haven't used boots in years, preferring instead to use a pour in pad from
Hoof-Its.  This allows me to pad and un-pad as needed, and not hassle with
installing/removing boots, plus it doesn't affect the horse's way of going.

However, on really rough trail, or when more traction is needed (like on
rock), it might be nice to have alternatives.  Also, I might get more miles
out of my horseshoes (I barely get 5 weeks during the competition season).


-----Original Message-----
from: Ron Shaffer ron.shaffer@xxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I have not used the new EZ Boots but in one of Ms. Banister's 
emails a while ago I believe she indicated that one of the
new EZ Boots she tried also came off during a ride.  I have
NEVER had an Old Mac boot come off, come loose, shift or cause
chaffing in my 2 + years of using these boots.  They do however 
wear out.  I get about 4 to 6 months use out of a pair.
Properly fitted and properly put on you will not have any 
problems with the Old Macs.

I gave away my EZ boots after I found Old Macs.


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[RC] Ez boots or Old Macs??? - terry banister, Ridecamp Guest