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kmcsunshine
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2014-12-20 7:02 PM
Subject: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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CYA Ranch
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Posted 2014-12-20 8:02 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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Easyboots are too hot IMO
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jake16
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Posted 2014-12-21 5:48 AM
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cavyrunsbarrels
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2014-12-21 6:44 AM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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I have not used the Easyboot Rx but have used the Softrides. My gelding had an absolutely insane hoof abscess and a HUGE portion of his hoof was removed. He lived in Softrides for over 2 weeks to make sure the infection was out before going to padded shoes. I was very impressed with them as they kept him happy and comfortable. My one fault is that their closure system isn't the sturdiest and one boot would consistently come un-velcro'd and come off. I had to resort to duct taping it every day. The Easyboot RX appears to have a more secure closure system. I think if you're JUST using them for hauling or standing at competitions that wouldn't matter too much, but in a case where the horse is wearing them for a long period of time it got kinda annoying. 
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sonyawalz
Reg. Mar 2008
Posted 2014-12-22 9:58 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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Soft ride pads are definitely more cushion giving! So if there is a health issue they will give more...
But, I switched to the easy boot RX because they are do much lighter and more affordable. They still have "squish" in their soles which for trailing and stalling is better than nothing. I very happy with them. I also have their trails which don't have the padding/squish, but I put pads inside them!
I like them so much that I became a dealer!!
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hlynn
Reg. Dec 2011
Posted 2014-12-22 10:24 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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There was just a thread like this a week or so ago.

Soft Rides are all I have used and I love them. Best investment I've ever made. They helped a very lame mare walk comfortably while her foot grew out. I use them on the front for trailering and stalling. They fit great. Stay on really well. And seem to hold up pretty well even when worn 24/7.
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kmcsunshine
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2014-12-23 6:09 AM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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 I had a very bad experience with soft ride customer service in 2008.  I may see if I can find used pair, but they will not get any of my money directly.  
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kuhlmann
Reg. Nov 2008
Posted 2014-12-23 7:30 AM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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I.love Soft Rides. I've had excellent experiences with them, even for the mare who wore them 24-7. I've also had great service for whatever that is worth.

 
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TurnLane
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2014-12-23 9:06 AM
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sonyawalz - 2014-12-22 9:58 PM Soft ride pads are definitely more cushion giving! So if there is a health issue they will give more... But, I switched to the easy boot RX because they are do much lighter and more affordable. They still have "squish" in their soles which for trailing and stalling is better than nothing. I very happy with them. I also have their trails which don't have the padding/squish, but I put pads inside them! I like them so much that I became a dealer!!

Can you post a pic of the boot you are talking about? And are they RX pads or are you putting Soft Ride pads in the RX boots? 
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dianea
Reg. Aug 2010
Posted 2014-12-23 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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My daughter's tough as nails ranch/roping/rodeo horse has the Easyboots - not necessarily as a therapuetic thing, just as comfort and precaution. Sometimes we have long hauls, tied overnight to the trailer, or worse IMO - having to be stalled. He is used to the pasture! His Easyboots have a cushion insert, not soft but they have give. I've never had Softrides, but our vet said she was a fan of Easyboots, and they were in budget. They are super easy to put on - she's done it many times in the dark - and they stay on unless you're in deep mud.

The first time she put them on, her horse put his foot down, picked it up and down a few times, then set his weight on it, sighed and licked his lips. She went around to the other side and he already had picked his hoof up holding it out. As in "Slipper please, minion". To take them off you almost have to shove him to get his foot picked up. Keep in mind, this bronc has been through it and back and would work his guts out for her on three legs. His obvious enjoyment of them made them worth every penny and then some, to me. He sees her coming with them and holds his hoof up. My farrier even suggested when the pads wear out (they are replaceable and not expensive) a person could get something even more cushiony to put in.

ETA: His are the Easyboot Trail. Different styles are slightly different shaped and fit some horses better. I called the company, got a super helpful and amazingly knowledgeable lady, and she recommended these over the RX based on our planned useage. I was thrilled when their shape was the one that matched his hoof best as well.

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hlynn
Reg. Dec 2011
Posted 2014-12-23 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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kmcsunshine - 2014-12-23 7:09 AM

 I had a very bad experience with soft ride customer service in 2008.  I may see if I can find used pair, but they will not get any of my money directly.  

I had fabulous customer service with them. I thought my first pair didn't fit so they sent the next size bigger to try. Just send back whatever pair didn't work. I was very very happy with their service
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sonyawalz
Reg. Mar 2008
Posted 2014-12-23 1:19 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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Here is a link to RX. https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_rx/easyboot_rx.aspx

Here are the transitions (padding plus can be rode In). https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_transition/easyboot_t...

Here are the trails: https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_trail/Easyboot_Trail....

I use their pads in the RX. And in the trails I put the Razor pads in them! They now have a silicone type gel for use similar to a magic cushion under a shoe/pad. So I ordered that to squirt inside the trails, then will let it set up and have a gel insert!!

I can get any of these for you if you'd like to try them.
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HannahRodeoCowgirl
Reg. Apr 2014
Posted 2014-12-23 1:50 PM
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So, which are best for trailering, tying, and stall use and races/rodeos?
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CYA Ranch
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2014-12-23 2:13 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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HannahRodeoCowgirl - 2014-12-23 1:50 PM So, which are best for trailering, tying, and stall use and races/rodeos?

IMO the Soft Rides are better for what your describing.  I you want to ride in them than go with Easyboots.  I use them on my navicular mare when she feels like going for a ride.  Gives her a little support and cushion.  
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HannahRodeoCowgirl
Reg. Apr 2014
Posted 2014-12-23 2:49 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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Ok, that's what I was thinking...thanks!
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Nevertooold
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-12-23 5:31 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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The Easyboots can only be used on barefoot horses...Correct?

I used my Softrides with a shod horse for trailering and overnight stalling. 
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kmcsunshine
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2014-12-23 6:31 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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sonyawalz - 2014-12-23 1:19 PM Here is a link to RX. https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_rx/easyboot_rx.aspx Here are the transitions (padding plus can be rode In). https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_transition/easyboot_t... Here are the trails: https://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_trail/Easyboot_Trail.... I use their pads in the RX. And in the trails I put the Razor pads in them! They now have a silicone type gel for use similar to a magic cushion under a shoe/pad. So I ordered that to squirt inside the trails, then will let it set up and have a gel insert!! I can get any of these for you if you'd like to try them.

 I will be in touch later...
 
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dianea
Reg. Aug 2010
Posted 2014-12-23 6:45 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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Nevertooold - 2014-12-23 5:31 PM

The Easyboots can only be used on barefoot horses...Correct?

I used my Softrides with a shod horse for trailering and overnight stalling. 

My daughter's gelding is always shod. His boots have been used hard a full year and still look and feel great. I specifically asked when I called Easyboot and was told no problem to use with shoes.
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Nevertooold
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-12-23 6:48 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides



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dianea - 2014-12-23 6:45 PM
Nevertooold - 2014-12-23 5:31 PM The Easyboots can only be used on barefoot horses...Correct?



I used my Softrides with a shod horse for trailering and overnight stalling. 
My daughter's gelding is always shod. His boots have been used hard a full year and still look and feel great. I specifically asked when I called Easyboot and was told no problem to use with shoes.

Thanks for that info. Learned something new today.  
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cavyrunsbarrels
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2014-12-23 8:29 PM
Subject: RE: Easyboot Rx verses softrides


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  I think for the easy boots, the rx's are designed to fit the sane purpose as soft rides so shoes can be worn. The traditional easy boots meant for riding probably shouldn't be written with shoes.
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