Boot Fitting

The right boot should be fit for purpose.  

There are a variety of horse boots that serve different purposes. The need for a boot should be properly identified before we select the right boot for your horse. Matching colours to the bridle come later.

Different types of boots may:

  • aid rehabilitation for horses that have chronic or acute problems with their hooves;
  • provide abrasion resistance for horses who travel long distances but have excellent hoof condition (for example competitive endurance horses); or
  • provide substitute padding for horses that suffer tissue deficiencies in order to have a properly functional hoof.

When selecting a boot for your horse I take into account these three main factors as well as its purpose for use. Other factors I’ll consider are:

  • the type of horse it is;
  • the type of hooves presented;
  • the horses’ discipline;
  • the capabilities of the rider to work with the boots (fitting on/off);
  • the environment in which it rides; and
  • any research or boot preferences you may already have.

As part of my service, I determine the size and style of the boot and can handle the ordering upon request. I’ll fit the new boots to your horse to ensure they are fit for purpose.

I am an independent boot fitter and an endorsed fitter for Easycare and Scoot Boots. I will consider other brands that I have used in the past such as Renegade and Fusion boots.

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Book a consultation or boot fitting

If you’re in the Ballarat region and along the Western Highway area from Ballan to Stawell and in need of a boot fitter your horses will love, contact Martin Godwin Equine.

View my other services Hoof Trimming  |  Equine Massage  |  Saddle Fitting

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