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Shoe Boil Boot

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A Shoe Boil Boot aids in the prevention of capped elbows by keeping the horse’s hooves away from its elbow when lying down. Durable smooth rubber with nylon strap.


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Shoe Boil Boot is rated 3.823529411764706 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! I bight this boot for my senior horse George who developed a shoe boil from laying down. The vetsuggested getting a boot to prevent further rubbing.It has worked well and now George is able to lay down.The boot is easy to put on and has held up well.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to put on. My horse had serious shoe boil issues on both elbows. After using these boots for two weeks, his elbows are finally starting to heal.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job.... This boot certainly does what it's supposed to, unfortunately my horse rips pieces of the rubber off daily. It ends up only lasting me a few months
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awkward and easily destructible. My horse destroyed this item the second time she wore it. It is easily stepped on by the opposite foot and doesn't hold up.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I hoped for. It was so much larger & heavier than I thought necessary. Returned it
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just what the vet ordered! well made, fast shipment and delivery. perfect fix for my horse's shoe boil.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought to help prevent future development of a shoe boilseems to be working
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very difficult to "break in" but works This is a giant rubber doughnut. It is very sturdy and hard to open enough to fit around your horse's pastern. Even the strong cowboys couldn't help. We had to cut the back side with a hack saw to make a hinge. Good thing the boot is so thick and sturdy. It lives on as if nothing ever happened to it.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard rubber The rubber/plastic was very hard/stiff. I couldn't even open it to get it around my horse's leg. SmartPak though was willing to let me return it.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shoe Boil Boot For capped Elbow Built well & fits nicely, been on colt for 4 weeks,have seen zero gain or improvement on his capped elbow ? DMSO & Liniment being used daily, if it starts working I will upgrade this rating.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shoe Boil Boot This boot was made of a rigid plastic that would most likely rub a sore. It was so rigid, you could not even flex it enough to slip it around the fetlock. There was no cushioned foam padding or any material to protect the leg. The only good thing is it was on clearance for $7 and shipping was free, so I tossed it!
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, Inexpensive Product We bought two boots when our 4 year old developed a capped elbow from laying down in his stall - he lays down a lot! The boots are very inexpensive and have held up well so far.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job!! My son's TB jumper got a shoe boil and then staph infection--after 12 days in the 'hospital' the vet recommended this product. I was shocked that he doesn't mind wearing it 24x7. It's actually really light weight, just clunky. He has no trouble walking with it on. After 2 weeks he has started to get rub marks but we are just wrapping a little under the donut. It's great if you need it!
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shoe Boil Boot I purchased these boots because a bad sore mysteriously appeared on my gelding's front elbow. After consulting a vet, he diagnosed it as a "capped elbow" where the horse is hitting and/or rubbing his elbow when he is lying down or swatting flies, so he suggested I get a pair of these shoe boil boots for him to wear while he is in his stall to protect the area from getting any worse and to allow it to heal properly. It has been almost a month now and the sore is completely healed. The only negative part of the boot is they are a little hard to spread open to put on the back (or front) feet and are pretty bulky but highly recommend this boot for horses that get capped elbows.
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from mixed review I've used this boot for 4 months now and my horse's boil has not improved (gotten smaller), nor has it gotten worse. It's still a large walnut. My horse doesnt mind wearing the boot but it has now torn through in 2 areas (I tried duct tape but it still tore through that) so it will need to be replaced. It seeems to be a bit stiff to force open to get onto my horse's leg and that could be what led to it tearing. In any case, I will purchase a new one because it does achieve the purpose of preventing the boil from becoming larger.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I did not like this product as a horse can easily bite pieces off. After 2 nights it was destroyed.
Date published: 2011-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok purchase My horse bit this boot up pretty well, I was a bit bummed that his bites were fairly deep since the product seems pretty tuff.Besides that depending on your horse the value is worth it for horses prone to shoe boils
Date published: 2011-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver This product is fantastic my horse can still walk and lay down without any interference of the boot . It is easy to put on and off and has saved my horses elbow from continually being tramatized every time he gets up from laying down. Since we have purchaed this product we have not had any issues at all with his elbow. Thank You Smartpak for carrying this
Date published: 2011-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shoe boil boot This boot does the job to help prevent future shoe boils. I found it a little difficult to strap on, but once on... it served it's purpose
Date published: 2011-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shoe boil is gone Boot works although a bit over priced for what it is.
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shoe Boil Boots I bought two shoe boil boots for my horse about a month ago, and then have worked very well. my only complaint would be that the two boots came from to different distributors- one from Jacks which was really nice and a little squishy, so it had some give, and the other one was from Intrepid- very hard and it actually weighed quite a bit more than the one from Jacks.Only buy the one from Jacks!
Date published: 2010-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value and customer service this boot was half the price of anywhere else I shopped online or in stores. It is well made and durable, The customer service received was also top notch. I couldn't log on to my account and had not received any shipping information because I had entered my email incorrectly! Even so, when I called I got to talk to a real person right away and they were able to retrieve my information instantly. Great company to deal with. Will be a returning customer soon. Thanks!
Date published: 2010-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very happy with purchase My gelding is terrible about leaving boots/leg wraps on. He works at them until the are off or destroyed. He has worn the boot with no problem from day one. It is working great and his elbow is totally healed. Also very good price on this item.
Date published: 2009-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Effective So far this boot has held up, but I've only used it for a week now. The shoe boil has already started to go down and while the boot doesn't interfere with my mare's movement, I would worry about interference on a narrower horse.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse got a shoe boil so I bought this ring for him, so far the boil has not changed (better or worse) but he has only had it a week or so
Date published: 2009-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and Easy/Comfort I was asked by my vet to purchase these boots for my mare. So far so good. I was wondering if my mare would like them on her legs at night when stalled...no problem- they are easy on easy off, comfortable soft rubber. It will take some time before her elbows improve..I have only had them 3 weeks...but I like them alot and more if they do the trick.
Date published: 2009-07-04
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