I ordered a size 1 fit kit which came with a 0.5 , 1, 1.5 shells. The 0.5 fit her hinds really nicely. I'll have to trim off a tiny little bit on the rear aspect of the boot. They clear the hairline, but only the slightest bit. None of the shells fit her fronts. The closest was the 0.5 but it had a gap on the inside aspect of each hoof and I wasn't really sure if it was because it was too small or too big. So I ordered a size O fit kit and will try the size O on the fronts.
Now let me tell you getting those rear boots off was a trip! You really have to pull to get them off. Phebes handled it all much better than I actually expected though.
If the O's do not fit on her fronts, I will go ahead and order Epics for the fronts, and Gloves for the rear.
Overall I liked the look of the glove shell. It was sturdier than I expected, though not quite as heavy as the Epics or Bares, but of course the light weight is the appeal of them to me in the first place. ~E.G.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association