Choose the right size boots
Measure your horse's hooves and compare the measurements to the chart.
Take the measurement a day or two after the hooves have been trimmed, and make sure to measure all four feet, as they may differ in size.
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Measure after a trim
This is when the hooves are at the correct size and shape.
Hooves should be maintenance trimmed weekly, to retain the shape and balance of the hoof.
Imagine drawing a line across the back of the hoof, from heel to heel. From the middle of that line draw another line straight to the toe. This is where you measure the length of the hoof.
When measuring the length of the hoof, do not measure the heel buttress, only the weight-bearing area of the hoof wall.
Measure the width at the widest part across the hoof.
If after a fresh trim the hoof is for example 115mm wide and 120mm long, we recommend size 120 with Flex Pads to accommodate slight hoof growth between trims.
If the last trim was, say 3 weeks ago, and the hoof measurements are the same as right after the trim (115mm wide, 120mm long), then size 110 would be best, as long as you trim frequently enough to stop the hooves expanding.
Flex Boots suit many different shape and size hooves. However, if the hoof width is over 10mm greater than the length, our boots are not ideal for your horse.
If the hoof is very narrow and the horse has a habit of twisting its legs a lot, it may be that our flexible boot is not suitable for your horse.
Fitting and adjusting the Flex Boots
Once you have chosen the right size boots for your horse, fitting them correctly is important for the comfort of your horse and longevity of the boots. That's why we have written extensive instructions to help you achieve the best fit for your horse. Click on the images below to read more, or download our printable fitting instructions document.