Magni - Cloud boots and hoof alignment


K Hanneson
 

I've been using Easyboot Clouds with Magni for a few weeks now and notice that he is consistently rotating the LF counter-clockwise in the boot.  If I put them on straight, after a short while the centre back is pointed about 1/2" medially.  I've posted a photo in my album:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/photo/266135/3302292?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0  The yellow sticker is the centre, the blue marking to the left is where the frog ends up.  I tried starting fresh with a new insert but the same thing happened.  This only happens on the left, the RF stays pretty straight.
  
I'm wondering if there is some way to stabilize the insert inside the boot or if I should just let it go where it wants to go.  I called the company and the person I spoke with suggested putting a sock on his LF to snug it up a bit (didn't work) or to wedge something between the insert and the sides of the boot to keep it in place.  I haven't tried this yet, I thought I'd check here first. Unless I can keep his foot centred in the boot, I'm also wondering if I should adjust the breakover bevel somehow.  

Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated!  Thank you!

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Kathy H in ON 2021

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Hi, Kathy.
As you know, the best boot is the one that fits Magni. Definitely try the fixes suggested by Easycare. They know their stuff. I have a gaited horse who twists her Clouds just as soon as she starts moving around with enough comfort to move faster than a slow, careful walk. Nothing helped me keep those boots straight. She didn't like extra padding. I ended up with a pair of Easyboot Trails to get a closer fit. I made sure the trim was as tight as possible before measuring. They are easy on and off, can take a bit of padding, don't twist if well-fitted and work as a nice template after you get a good, compact trim in place. If the toes get too long, you'll have to rasp them back to get the Easyboot Trails on. Like the Clouds, you'll need to rasp the breakover in the sole of the boot.
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Candice Piraino
 

HI Kathy!

Have you seen the new Sneakers from Easy Care? They might actually be a better fit, if you are still looking for a therapy boot. It has a better breakover than the Clouds, and seems more durable. Sometimes horses have more torque with their footfalls, and twist their boots. Fit is very important as Cass has stated above. It is best to fit your horse after a fresh trim. I just wanted to throw out another option for you to consider.
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K Hanneson
 

Thanks Cass and Candice, for the suggestions.  I'll look into them!
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Kathy H in ON 2021

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Deb Walker
 

Kathy - I typically do not have this problem with the Clouds using either their insert or a Soft Ride insert. The Soft Ride boots however did twist continually, surface on one side) and cut it into halves. Wedge the sponge, soft side on the hoof, in either the sides of the boot, or at the toe if they are a bit too long. I placed the sponges where I wanted them before putting the boot on, but you can also try just pulling down the front of the boot and wedging it in to any space you see. The sponge wears down quickly, but it did help, and it was an inexpensive alternative.

Also, Soft Rides carry an insert that comes in narrow sizes, that feature an extra piece of material on each side, which also work best for Scotty.
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K Hanneson
 

Thanks Deb, I have been experimenting with some foam-backed weather-stripping tape around the edges of the insert with some success but it will take more trial and error to find the right amount and positioning, I think!
(There seems to be part of your message missing, maybe more information about the sponges you are using?)
Thanks,
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Kathy H in ON 2021

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Deb Walker
 

Kathy - They are just typical kitchen sponges ... 3 x 4" (??) with the rough backing.
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You can buy a wide variety of pads from https://www.happyhoofpads.net/. Pads are sold in square pieces and you cut the pads to fit your boots. The blue pads that come with Clouds boots will compress rather quickly. I had to replace the pads in my horse's Cloud boots a couple of times. If you cut them to fit your boots try making them a bit wider or longer. Another thing I learned was after a few weeks my horse needed to FLAT pads instead of the wedge pads. He had no rotation of the coffin bone and the flat pads were better. 


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