The Redboot Emergency Compression Boot was designed by equine veterinarian Dr A. Almanza in Argentina.
The boot is designed especially for horses and comes in two sizes to cover a wider range. They are called regular and large.
- Outside boot material: Fiber Glass and Resins
- Joints material Joints: Nautical Stainless Steel
- Inside material: High-density foam
- Regular : weight 2000 gram | height 45 cm
- Large : weight 2300 gram | height 48 cm
Generally, the regular cover all the average Thoroughbred, Polo & Quarter horses and the large model for most Warmbloods (there will be some warmbloods that will be too big even for the large there might be some yearlings that can use the regular). In the hind legs, the bigger one holds the plantar aspect of the metatarsal region better because it is a few cm taller.
If you work as a Vet with a general population of just Polo or Thoroughbred, suggested is the regular one but if you have a mixed practice with all breeds, get the large one.
The disadvantage of the bigger one is that you have to use a bit more bandaging, but you will have a wider range of horses that will fit.
Sometimes, even if the hoof measurements are good, they won’t fit because of the shape of the heels and bulbs that come too far backwards. You can trim a few cms on the toe, and that mostly helps. Ideally, take the shoe off, but you can use them with the shoes on in an emergency.
You can remove the inner rubber to gain some more space but then use more bandaging.
Always bandage with cotton roll or something similar. Avoid putting excessive bandaging around the fetlock area to avoid excessive pressure.
“We are pleased with the RedBoots. They are superb for young foals with flexural deformities and very easy to use at events.”
Paardenkliniek De Watermolen B.V.
– C.J.W. (Carmen) Scheffer