Last week, I measured Pie’s feet and ordered a pair of Renegade hoof boots to fit. They arrived a few days later. When we put them on Pie’s feet, the length and width of the boots fit Pie’s feet great. But the heel cup, the part that fits over the heel of her foot, was too tight. No problem. The heel cup is adjustable. In this post, I’ll show you how I adjusted it to get a perfect fit.
As in the earlier posts in this series, here’s where I’ll switch to a bunch of photos. Here goes. Let’s start with some photos of the shed where I did my hoof boot tweaking.
I hope you enjoyed this series on transitioning from steel shoes to hoof boots. Feel free to leave any questions or comments in the Comments section below. Or you could just email me.
Again, it you missed the first two updates in the series, they’re right here:
Of course I have to not-so subtly plug my new book about riding mules Cracker and Brick from North Carolina to Idaho. Today I worked on a section called “The River and San Pelligrino”. It’s about an encounter on the North Platte river that involved a cranky rancher, the bullet hole in Abe Lincoln’s top hat (no, not from that time he got shot) and how Cracker drinks like a giraffe.
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