When purchasing Flex Hoof Boots, the package comes with a TPU boot with ball rivets, screws and washers installed. There is also a neoprene gaiter in the package that was previously installed in the boot.
We decided to send the boots to the customers without installing the neoprene gaiter to the boot. That way fitting the boot for the first time to your horse’s hoof and making sure the size is correct, will be much easier without having to worry about the neoprene gaiter getting dirty. If the TPU boot gets dirty, and you need to change the size, it is easy to clean the TPU parts by wiping them with a damp cloth or water and a brush. Our dealers will not refund the money if you have used the boots and/or they are left dirty. Boots to be returned or replaced must be clean and as new.
When fitting the boot with out the gaiter, take in consideration that the neoprene gaiter takes a little bit room from the straps, so if the straps are very snug, then it may be that the neoprene gaiter makes the straps way too tight. Then you may want to try the boot also with the gaiter before making the decision.
Please do not use the boots without a neoprene gaiter.
After you take the boots in use, boots should be washed with water and a brush/towel, do not use solvent-based soap. Let them dry in an airy place.
The basic settings for the gaiter are shown in the video
Some horses have thin legs and some have thicker legs, so sometimes you have to make some adjustments. Mainly if you have a very thin-legged horse. The series shows how you can shorten the neoprene gaiter if needed.
However, if the horse has a very thick leg, sometimes choosing a larger neoprene gaiter is also a good option (photo below).
Hope this article helped you!