EquiFit T-Boot Hind Excel
Good Idea, Needs Tweaking
I really liked the idea of these boots but I find that the velcro straps are harsh on my horse's legs so I have to use gel bands to avoid rubbing. I'd prefer if they were elastic with tabs like the other EquiFit boots.
April 25, 2013
They Work, but Not Worth It
These boots seem great at first, but they get pretty gross pretty quickly. They are very hard to keep clean, because sand and dirt from the ring get in them and stays, which I don't imagine is comfortable for the horse. You can take the t-foam liners out to wash them, but they take forever to dry, and smell really bad when wet.
On a positive note, they get the job done. I bought them to help my jumper with his hind end over fences, and my trainer noticed a big difference with them. But they are known throughout the barn as the "smelly boots". Also, the t-foam gets really hard in the colder weather. I was not impressed.
December 1, 2010
The perfect hind boot
This is a great boot. They really do promote better hind end movement! They clean up well, and fit nicely.
September 28, 2009
These boots are really nice and they do indeed improve hind end performance over fences. However, the smaller ones are more severe, so I would caution you to only purchase the regular size unless your horse really needs the help. The only real issue I have with them is that the velcro straps sometimes rub my horse's legs after a long day of showing, so I put some baby powder on underneath the straps before I ride to prevent that. Otherwise I love them and use them at all my shows.
June 18, 2009