Flex Hoof Boots have been designed and manufactured by a Finnish company Vainica Oy. The founders of the company are Jiri and Satu Vainikka. This is how they tell about their early stages of manufacturing Flex Hoof Boots :
We have years of experience in the holistic hoof care of the horses, the use of different boots, fitting and selling to our customers. We started importing hoof boots in 2007.
The idea of making our own boots was first launched years ago when the market had not yet had boots for small ponies. We wanted to do something about it, after all there were two small friends in our own paddock who needed boots. That’s how we started to design boots specifically for small ponies. Our miniature ponies Pim-Ahti and Poks-Ahti have been working as Flex Hoof Boot testers since the beginning.
Because design work is time-consuming and we wanted to make a good product, it took time. We did not want to compromise on quality and functionality, even though small boots started to appear on the market.
The actual design work began in 2011. Over the years, we have been required for innovativeness, determination, perseverance, and lots of passion. That is the thing that has led us all these years. A passion for increasing the well-being of the horse is the most important thing for us in our work. We live as we teach!
In 2017 we finally launched FlexPony boots. Unfortunately regardless of us, there were huge problems with the factory and our years of work just faded away. We lost our factory and story of the pony boots ended before if even properly started. We were devestated. Fortunately, there was some good people that we got to know during these years and quite quickly after disaster we started working with horse boots. Finally, fall in 2018 we are ready to launch FlexHorse and it is the design we wanted to have from the beginning. We are so happy and proud to be able to offer this boot to our customers.
We wanted our boots to meet the following features:
- light, sleek and comfortable
- allows the biomechanical function of the hoof
- offers a good grip in many surfaces
- horse just loves to wear
- allows you to add ice studs
- comfortable and easy to put on and take off
- disrupts the horses movement as little as possible
- offers comfortable natural brake over
- flexible skin that moves with the hoof
Flex Hoof Boots™ , functional, comfortable and classy hoof boots are MADE IN FINLAND!