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Keeping in step with the changing times, some farriers are offering modern horse boots as an alternative to shoes. Horse boots used for riding, as opposed to medicinal boots, are beginning to make waves among some horse owners due to a new generation of state-of-the-art boot designs that actually work.
Properly fitted to a professionally trimmed and regularly maintained hoof, horse boots are easy to put on, seldom fall off and protect the hoof on rough ground. They meet the riding needs of some equestrians — no doubt including some of your own clientele.
I’ve been professionally fitting horse boots for 3 years and encourage farriers to keep an open mind while looking into this relatively new facet of modern horse care.
An increasing number of horse owners today are interested in having their horses go barefoot. At the same time, they also want good hoof protection (if it’s needed) so they can ride when and where they like. Quality hoof boots fitted by a professional often can do the job. Just as you already keep different shapes and sizes of shoes in your inventory to meet your clients’ needs, adding horse boots can be another way to serve your customers and boost your income.
PROVIDING NEEDED PROTECTION. Horse boots can help protect the sole from bruising when the horse walks over gravel or rocks.
As a strong advocate for the effectiveness of horse boots, I’ve seen a reduction in the number of hoof-based problems my clients and…