FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about FlexHorse boots. If you have another question, please send it to us info@flexhoofbootseurope.com

Where I can buy the boots? Please check if you have a dealer near by.

How many kilometers does the FlexHorse boots take? Nobody can say how many kilometers the FlexHorse boots take because it depends on how the horse moves (uses its body), how fast the horse is going, how often is the use, etc. We’ve check the wear of the boots after a 100 km use in hard gravel road and we are delighted to say that there is hardly wear at all with our test horses. So durability of the FlexHorse boot is excellent.

  • Can I use FlexHorse boots in rocky roads? Yes you can and your horse will love them. Because of the design, material and the structure of the sole, FlexHorse boots offers to a horse very good concussion and if the horse is sore, you can always add a Flex pad to make him/her to feel even more comfortable. Our boots are softest in the market, and we want horses sole to function as it supposed to. We offer maximum protection with out making the hoof numb.
  • Are FlexHorse boots slippery? No they are not. Actually FlexHorse boots have great grip because of the material and design of the sole. 
  • How much do FlexHorse boots costs? 
    It depends on in what country you live in. Please find your nearest dealer.
  • Do you have boots for shetlandponies? At the moment we have 3 sizes. In the future we are going to make 2 bigger size and after that we focus on small ponies again. If you measure your ponies hooves, then you know is FlexHorse 100 suitable for her/him.
  • Can you by the boots with studs? Boots are sold with out studs. You can buy the studs as an accessories. See the videogallery for instructions of adding studs.
  • Are there problems with snowballing when using hoof boots? No there is not. Because of the shape of the sole of the boot, there is no space where snowballs can collect.
  • Will the back part of the hoof boot (gaiter) rub the horse’s pastern? We have not discovered any rubbing what so ever. FlexHorse boots are very soft all the way and we have also added soft durable and firm gaiter that is very very comfortable against horses leg. When fitted and adjusted properly, boot is wonderful. We are happy to help about measurements and finding the right size.
  • Why is it necessary to tighten the gaiter? If you mean the instruction that when closing the straps, after a few steps you can tighten the straps (?): this is in a case if you see that the straps will get loose after horse starts to move and you have not got straps snug enough. If the strap is too loose, then boot may fall off. Boots will not fall of it they are properly fitted to a hoof with anatomic trim and straps are closed snug.
  • How tight should the straps be?
    For the back strap, we suggest that you should be able to insert one finger but it’s snug. The gaiter strap should allow you to insert one finger loosely or two fingers snugly.
  • My horse is in between sizes. Which size should I select?
    Optimally, the boot should fit snugly.  However, if the hoof cannot fit into the smaller size at all, then the larger size should be your choice with FlexPad.
  • When would I use the higher or lower back strap setting?
    Start with the higher back strap setting, which is the initial setting.  Most horses will use this setting.  However, if the boot is slightly loose, the lower setting allows the boot to fit more snugly.
  • I noticed that one or more holes have come off of the rivets. Why?
    If the back strap has two or more extra holes on each side, it is possible that the strap will loosen from impact with the ground.  The strap should be cut such that it only has one or maximum two extra holes on each side.  After placing the straps on the rivets, each should be pressed down to ensure tightness.