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Eliminate or Reduce short and long term injuries with Old Mac's Horse Boot

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Old Mac's Boots are a genuine replacement for metal horse shoes, greatly reducing wear and tear on your horse. By minimizing impact, reducing concussion and increasing stability, Old Mac's will increase your horse's working life.

Old Mac's for Injury Prevention
To help prevent any of the following - Arthritis, Pedal bone fractures, Jarred shins, Ring bone, Knee fractures, Bruised soles or Scalping from overreaching, make sure your friend is fitted with Old Mac's. An essential part of your horse tack for all disciplines from light trail riding to advanced sports.

Prevent Hyper-extension of the limbs due to slipping on greasy or hard surfaces, which may result in serious injuries occurring to the skeletal structure of horses, such as spinal and joint ligament damage. Old Macs increase traction on slippery surfaces reducing the risk of injury to both horse and rider.

The reduction in injuries and no more metal shoes translates in to BIG SAVINGS for you the owner.

Old Mac's for Injury Rehabilitation
Old Mac's also provide the solution for improving your horse's quality of life. During rehabilitation from bruising, founder etc, the boots will greatly increase mobility. Also Old Mac's will bring relief and improve and extend the life of horses suffering degenerative diseases such as ringbone. The boot provides this support by fitting securely to the hoof, eliminating abrasion and bruising, and greatly reducing concussion. This impact reduction brings immediate relief.

Unique high-tech performance outsole incorporating the Hoof Suspension (TM) System. 

  • Minimizes and speeds up recovery from injury 
  • Reduces/eliminates concussion related injury 
  • Reduces wear and tear on joints 
  • Eliminates stone bruising 
  • Superb traction on all surfaces 
  • Eliminates injuries during transport 
Easy to fit fully adjustable and flexible upper:

  • Enables a secure fit 
  • Gives protection against abrasive work areas 
  • Fully water proof 
  • Can be used in all conditions 
  • Hard wearing, long lasting 

Sizing Old Mac's Hoof Boots

It is important to double check your horse's hoof measurements before ordering to ensure a good secure fit. Should you have any doubts please refer to the size selection information provided.

Prior to measuring it is very important that your horse's hooves have been recently trimmed. 

If you intend to wear Old Mac's over metal shoes for transport then you must take your measurement after shoeing.

The unique design features of Old Mac's allows for width and length adjustment to suit most individual horse's hooves and also caters for natural hoof growth between trimming. This means Old Mac's Boots actually fit to the hoof rather than relying on the hoof fitting to the boot.

1. Measure the length.
The length measurement is from the buttress's of the heel to the toe. The buttress's of the heel is the last part of the hoof wall contacting the ground at the rear of the hoof that touches the ground when a horse is standing on a flat surface . It is at this point the hoof leaves the ground and deviates upwards to the bulbs. DO NOT INCLUDE THE BULBS IN THE MEASUREMENT.
For an accurate measurement, place a straightedge across both heel buttress. Then from the middle of this straightedge measure to the end of the toe. See diagram. Record the length measurement on the Old Mac's size chart.

2. Measure the width
Measure across the widest part of the hoof. Record the width on the Old Mac's size chart.

3. Select size from chart
Now that you have both measurements the Old Mac's size chart which will indicate your correct boot size. Select the largest size indicated by the size chart. The smaller of the two sizes on the chart is discarded.

 Size Chart Metric (mm)

Old Mac's Sizes 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 135 140
Width 110 115 120 125 130 135 140 145 150

Size Chart Imperial (inches)

Old Mac's Sizes 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length 3 15/16 4 1/8 4 5/16 4 1/2 4 3/4 4 15/16 5 1/8 5 5/16 5 1/2
Width 4 5/16 4 1/2 4 3/4 4 15/16 5 1/8 5 5/16 5 1/2 5 11/16 5 7/8

See examples below.

Select the size of your largest hoof.
If your horse has a club foot or has one hoof distinctly bigger than the other, or your horse has severe heel contraction, then we have inserts available to aid fit on the smallest hoof. Inserts should only be used if you cannot stop the correct size boot turning on the hoof after you have done the wiggle test. It is unnecessary to order inserts with new boots as it is unlikely you will need them if you have the correct size boot. Only 1 or 2 % of horses need inserts. Many users with hooves longer than wider have mistakenly believed that because Old Macs soles are shaped wider than longer, they need inserts to get a good fit. The shape of the sole of the boot is irrelevant. It is the upper which does ALL the securing. The sole only provides a shock absorbing platform for the hoof to sit on. The extra width of the sole allows room for growth between trims as well as accommodating wide hooves.

 Example 1 below.
If you have circled size 5 for length and size 2 for width,
size 5 is the correct size and an ideal fit.

Old Mac's size

2

3

4

5

Length

4 5/16

4 1/2

4 3/4

4 15/16

Width

4 3/4

4 15/16

5 1/8

5 5/16

 

Example 2 below.
If you have circled size 3 & 4 for length and size 3 for width,
size 4 is the correct size.

Old Mac's size

2

3

4

5

Length

4 5/16

4 1/2

4 3/4

4 15/16

Width

4 3/4

4 15/16

5 1/8

5 5/16

How do Old Mac's Work?
The securing features of the boots are:

  • The pastern strap. This wraps around the pastern and prevents the boot coming off. This strap performs the same as watch band around your wrist. Pull up firmly but not too tight. It is important that after securing this strap you can comfortably slip a finger between the pastern and the strap at the sides of the pastern bone. Pulling this strap too tight is unnecessary and can lead to chafing.

  • The soft leather rear of the boot is responsible for securing the boot, stopping the boot from turning on the hoof. The bulbs of the hoof fill up this section of the boot and basically mould into it. This means the hoof is secured front to back, NOT side to side as with other products.

  • This is why if your hoof is 3 or 4 sizes longer than wider on the size chart, the fit is NOT affected, the boot will still fit securely and correctly. Approx. 80% of horses hooves are longer than they are wider and the length of the hoof will determine the correct size boot. The design of Old Mac's ensures this does not affect the fit. Correctly sized Old Mac's will not come off. If a boot does come off it is generally because the boots are too small. Wearing a size too small results in the strap sitting in the incorrect position, out on the ends of the bulbs rather than over them.
















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