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New Gaiter

Full redesigned to be extremely ergonomic


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Nuevo Gaiter 2019, New Gaiter 2019

Now the inner sole of the boot is soft and smooth. With a textured rubber dot design it's very comfortable for those horses with sensitive soles. This new design allows the sole of the hoof to have full contact with the floor promoting natural blood flow.

Lighter

There has never been a lighter boot


Floating 2019
Floating 2014

22%

+ Slight

Hoof boot for horses. Botas para cascos de caballos

Thanks to the technology incorporated in the new gaiter, Floating 2019 is 22% lighter than the previous version. A huge reduction in the total weight of the boot which greatly benefits the movement to the horse without losing a single benefit.

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No-twist system

Avoid twists and losses


No-twist system. Sistema antigiros.

We have also incorporated a textured interior. This, combined with the rubber dots of the gaiter, gives a better fit to the hoof, avoiding turns and losses.

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Better with colour

Put some colour in your life


Multiple colour options for customisation. You have five different colours, in addition to black, to choose from. Choose yours !!

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Select your favourite colour.

* Please note, this is a representation so the original colours may be slightly different from those shown here.

Dynamic Motion System

It allows independent heel movement both horizontally and vertically.

Breathable heel bulb protector

The new protector doesn't get soggy keeping the heel bulbs dry and protected from dirt.

Comfort sole

Allows the sole of the hoof to have full contact with the ground promoting natural blood flow.

Front & Hind Sizes

Different shapes, to fit both front and hind hooves.

Available in two different treads

SPORT tread for damp and grassy lands or ENDURANCE for dry and rocky terrain.

This boot be can be heat fitted

making it adaptable for horses that don’t fit into the conventional boot shape.


Sizes Floating

Dimensions en mm.
Sizes Width Length
Front hoves
M00 110 - 115 110 - 120
M0 115 - 121 110 - 130
M1 121 - 126 115 - 135
M2 126 - 134 122 - 142
M2w 134 - 141 124 - 144
M3 141 - 147 127 - 147
M3w 147 - 155 129 - 149
Rear hoves
P00 102 - 107 110 - 120
P0 107 - 112 107 - 127
P1 112 - 118 115 - 135
P2 118 - 126 120 - 140
P2w 126 - 130 123 - 143
P3 130 - 138 125 - 147
P3w 138 - 146 127 - 147

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Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the SPORT and ENDURANCE models?

The endurance sole is suitable for dry ground, while the sport sole is specially designed for wet and muddy.

How do I measure the hoof to determine the size

You must measure the width and length of the unshod hooves a few days after they have been cut. If you have any doubts about how to do this, consult our “taking measurements” section.

I already have the measurements, what size does my horse need?

The size chart shows a range of measurements for each size. These measurements correspond to the width and length of the hoof. Find the size that fits using these measurements.

What happens if I receive the boots and they are not the correct size for my horse?

You can change them if they’re not the right size. To ensure they are not damaged in any way, they cannot be changed if they are, you can put the hoof in a thin plastic bag like a sock when you first try them, placing a piece of cardboard or carpet under the sole. If you need to change the size, email us at info@floatingboots.es.

Is this boot suitable for irregular-shaped hooves, underrun heels, contracted or asymmetric hooves?

Yes, the Trainer 2019 offers you the possibility of adjustment through heat application, so it can be specially adapted to fit any hoof shape.

What colours are available?

The Trainer model comes in all black. Personalisation is possible through easily interchangeable spare parts in other colours.

Are all parts of the boot replaceable?

Yes, all parts are replaceable. You can find out how to order new parts in the Trainer 2019 instruction guide.

Can I use a P size (rear-fitting) for my horse’s front hooves?

Yes, P size generally fits rear hooves better due to their typically more elongated shape, however, there are some horses where this is also true of the front hooves./p>

How long do the boots last?

Floating Boots soles are manufactured from polyurethane and high-resistance natural rubber, with a lifetime of up to around 1000km. As always, this is dependent on a number of factors, such as the horse’s weight, the type of ground being ridden on, etc…


Taking measurements

Correct measurement of your horse's hooves is one of the most important steps to take to get a good fit and optimum performance. Surely none of us would jog in a pair of trainers that were too big or too small, so do not expect our horses to do it !!

We explain below how to take the required measurements step by step:

Remember that to take a correct measurement you must do it with the hoof unshod and after its last natural cut. The hoof should have, at least, balanced heels and a good Mustang roll.

For a correct measurement you will need only a rigid retractable measuring tape that measures in mm and a clean hoof.


References for taking the measurements

References to take into account when taking the correct measurements of the hooves:

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  • Width:blue line (maximum hoof width).
  • Length:red line (distance between heel buttress and toe).

Hoof width measurement

To take the correct measurement, measure the hoof at its widest point.

Remember that the maximum width will not always be at the same point in all hooves, as this depends on the particular shape of the hoof.

Be sure to place the tape measure as straight as possible from one side to the other, as a diagonal position of the tape will give incorrect measurements.


Hoof length measurement

This is the measurement from the toe to the heel butresses. To take this measurement correctly you must locate both heel buttresses, which is where the wall of the hoof ends, draw an imaginary straight line between them and take the measurement from this line to the toe of the hoof passing through the centre of the frog.

Remember that the length of the hoof does not include the heel bulbs as they will be contained in the heel of the boot and not in the sole.

Using a straight ruler or a rasp to mark the line that joins both heel buttresses can help when taking the hoof length measurement.


Special cases; hooves with unbalanced heels

It is possible that in drawing the line between the two heel buttresses you find that this line is not straight but diagonal, this means that the heels are unbalanced. In this case also take the measurement from the toe to the heel butress that is furthest away, but it is advisable to consult with your podiatrist so they can be correctly balanced.

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