HOW TO

 

 

On this page we compile clear instructions on how to use FlexBoot.
Please study these pages before using FlexBoots. Thank you!
This page will be updated soon with additional instructions so stay tuned!

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A good trim!

This is the foundation of the welfare of the horse, but also a foundation of the long lasting
FlexBoots.
White line should be healthy, tight and visible. 
Hoof wall should follow the healthy white line.
Hoof wall should not carry the weight, the weight should divide between the hoof wall and the sole. 

Balanced body!

When a horse’s body is unbalanced, also the gait is unbalanced and there for horse’s joints, tendons, ligaments and musculature are strained. The movement of the leg is shorter and stiff. The horse also wears both its hooves and boots unevenly. Exercise made on the ground and on riding helps to keep the horse’s body balanced and its ability to carry the rider is improved. The steps are more flexible and longer.
This way you will get the most out of Flex Boots.

Back up the toes / smooth the mustang roll!

Keep the toe of the hoof in balanced length and rasp the hoof so there is no bulge left on the hoof. That extra bulge triangulates against the boot, may causing looseness or a gap at the top of the boot and potentially a twisted boot. This is because the hoof isn’t smoothly adhered in the boot, but instead it’s only gripping at that peak.
When you keep the break over of the hoof in balance all the time with weekly maintenance trim, the hoof will function with the break over built in the boot the best way possible.

Correct adjustment of back strap 1

How to adjust the back strap to get the TPU gaiter to sit better?

First, see how the strap goes under theTPU gaiter, on the gaiter at the middle, under again!

In several cases, the back of the TPU gaiter sits best when the back strap is adjusted to the upper holes.
Lowering the back strap into the lower holes may be considered if:

  • The horse has low heels
  • The size of the hoof is between two boot sizes and the boot is a little loose, lowering the strap gives the boot more fit. FlexPad should also be used in this case.
  • In many cases in the back hooves the fit is better at a lower setting

Video instruction for adjusting the back strap

Correct adjustment of back strap 2

You should be allowed to add one finger snugly between the strap and the leg. 
Holes of the straps should not be stretched.

Correct adjustment of back strap 3

Back strap should be visible from the middle of the TPU gaiter.
When adjusting the strap, be sure the arch of the strap is pointing upwards.

Correct adjustment of the pastern strap

Ensure you can comfortably fit 2 fingers between the horses’ leg and the pastern strap.

Correct adjustment of the neoprene gaiter

If the neoprene gaiter doesn’t sit upright under the pastern strap but hangs from the front, you can adjust the pastern strap to the different loops in the gaiter to make it fit better and prevent your horses feet from rubbing.

Please make sure to put the tail of the strap under the loop of the neoprene gaiter.

 

Store 

Make sure to keep your boots clean (washed with water) and hang them on the wall of airy, dry and cool space away from direct sunlight.

NOTE! NOTE! NOTE! NOTE!
Do not store the boots in a hot/humid environment, in a box/car or enclosed space. Do not use solvent based detergents – all of the above can make the TPU brittle.

 

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