Well worth the money
My TB gelding has a habit of pulling off his front shoes despite bell boots and always on the weekend. I have used the Hoof Wrap out on our trails (gravel and dirt) and it has held up amazingly well, in fact I have re-used the hoof wrap about 8 times on 1.5-2hr trail rides before deciding it was time to replace it with another one. The Hoof Wrap is easy to put on as you just follow the numbers starting with 1 and ending in 6. I would recommend buying the extra pads as they do get compacted pretty quickly. I recommend it to all my friends.
April 22, 2013
I actually was really happy with this product. My horse came in with a shoe half off and the nail went into the side of his hoof wall. I needed to pull the shoe and the farrier couldn't come out for two days. So instead of packing it with duct tape all around (which comes off a lot of the time) I used this which I had in my emergency trunk.
My trainer called me two days later, "Where did you get this thing!!! He was turned out for two days and the thing didn't come off at all! My upper level horses never keep their hoof wraps on!"
I couldn't believe after reading the reviews that he had kept it on, and he runs around a bunch too.
The bottom of it did get some holes... but it's not rubber or thick nylon folks, it's really thinner. The design is awesome and fits the hoof really well. I put medicine over my horse's hoof resection and then duct tape over the hole, then I placed this over it and the duct tape and medcine remained for the duration! It worked great for us.
If you're looking for a more permanent suggestion you're going to have to purchase one of those trail boots... otherwise I mean really, you're buying nylon not leather. It's going to tear.
April 18, 2013
Hoof Wrap - Great Idea, Needs Improvement
The Hoof Wrap is an excellent idea, but did not stand up to even 24 hours in a stall bedded with shavings. We put it on a front hoof that had lost a shoe. The problem was a seam right across the middle on the bottom of the wrap. Perhaps wrapping it with Vet wrap or duct tape would solve this problem. Everything else was well-made and held up great! If the seam hadn't shredded and ripped, I would have given the Hoof Wrap 5 stars on everything. The included pad does a nice job protecting the hoof. I especially like the directions printed inside the wrap itself telling which parts to attach in which order! A great idea!
March 19, 2013
Ordered 2 for a 21 yr old in limited turnout, Boot was utterly destroyed (as in ripped apart fabric) within 10 hrs. Not sure how he did it but definitely disappointed with this product.
February 23, 2013
Serves the purpose
I used the wrap when we lost a shoe. Very easy to apply and it stays in place well. It prevents hoof soreness. Overall I liked the concept and design. My only complaint would be durability - the sole started to wear through after 1 day of turnout (my horse is quiet). I may get one more 2-3 day use out the one I have. Overall I am glad I had it on hand.
June 25, 2012
Surprised it stayed on!
After a poultice wrap held in place with Gorilla tape failed to stay put, I bought this wrap to see if it would work better. It's going on it's second day of holding the poultice while the horse is on full turnout and that's good enough for me! (We did put Gorilla tape over the velcro tabs so the horse doesn't pull the tabs and remove the wrap since he likes to pull on things.)
One piece of advice, attach the straps while the horse is standing on the wrap so you can get it tight enough. (The directions say that you can also affix the wrap while holding the hoof.)
April 11, 2012