When it comes to investing in a decent set of horse boots, sizing is key. Whether you are shopping for ice boots, therapy boots or sports boots for your horse, you need to know whether they are likely to fit properly. Horse boots should fit so they are snug enough to not fall off or rub, without being so tight that they are uncomfortable. The boots should also provide enough coverage to the relevant parts of the leg – be that for therapeutic or protective function.
How to Size Cryochaps Ice Boots
Cryochaps K2F ice boots should fit so that they cover all of the major tendons and ligaments from the knee or hock, right down to the fetlock. Currently, Cryochaps only come in one size (full), which is designed to fit most horses from 14.2hh up to around 17hh.
Cryochaps K2F are available to fit the front or hind leg. To gauge whether Cryochaps are likely to fit your horse, you will need to take a couple of measurements of the front and hind cannon bones.
Firstly, measure the length of the cannon bone. Measure the side of the leg just under the bony projection of the knee or hock to the bottom of the curve of the fetlock.
Then measure the circumference of the cannon bone. Simply wrap a tape measure around the middle part of the cannon bone to measure the circumference.
Cryochaps K2F front ice boots are designed to fit a 24-27 cm long and 20-25 cm wide cannon bone. The hind leg ice boots are designed to fit a 30-33 cm long and 23-29 cm wide cannon bone.
How to Size Exoskeleton Tendon Boots
The Exoskeleton Tendon Boots are also currently available in Full Size only. These are designed to fit horses 15.2hh and up, with 18-23 cm wide cannon bone. The boots have fitted as smal as 15hh but it will be dependant on the measurements of the leg.