There definitely is one. So far we've lost a set-screw and managed to pull a cable loose. The former was an accident and the second could have been avoided by reading the instructions on how to tighten the toe strap just a bit more closely...I was trying to tighten by only pulling (rather hard) on toe strap without balancing the pull from both sides. This caused a gap along the hoof wall, so I thought hmmm....not tight enough. LSEGH gave me the look and plodded to the house to see if the cable could be re-inserted. We think we've got it, but can't test the boots until we get a new set screw (or a plethora of them). By appearance I don't believe they will need cut back, but she isn't freshly trimmed. There is a serious learning curve on these boots compared to the gloves that I'm used to. However, I see that once you get the issues worked out the Renegades will be much easier to put on and take off. They will get a test that's for sure. We will use them on the longe line first, then trotting on blacktop, and then the rock and mud trail at speed once I'm sure they will stay put. As far as Journey she could have cared less, I'm sure to her a boot is a boot is a boot.
It turned out that these were the jade green, and after a gentle wash-down they looked new. Nicole was very gracious to gift me with these. With the boots being a gift, it leaves a little in the budget to order some spare parts. I'm interested in knowing what is the most likely component to go kaput? I'm guessing the cable based on experience ☺
Anyone have a general mileage life on the boots?
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