Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.
Over the years, I’ve learned that it is oh so important to plan ahead. Preparation is the watch word because I always want to be ready for whatever I’ll face during the day. In fact, one of my mottos is “I was born ready for anything”. You can’t get much more prepared than that.
So if there is rain in the forecast, I pause to grab a jacket or umbrella. What if I’m planning to do a lot of walking? I’d better back track to change into comfortable shoes. What if it’s supposed to be especially chilly? Better grab an extra sweater. Or three.
The same concept applies to riding for me: plan ahead for what I need for each ride. With my young gelding, Rufus, that means grabbing some protective boots. Since Roo started under saddle this year, I’ve been spending a lot of time riding him.
Which has been an amazingly awesome and ongoing learning experience for us both. One of Roo’s tendencies so far has been to over reach with his hind feet. And I mean waaaay over reach — enough that he pulled one front shoe and sprung the other the week the got them on.
Since Roo is green and still has a lot to learn, it is important to me to protect his legs from accidental bumps and knocks that are inevitable during training. One of the pairs of boots that Roo has been wearing to help protect his legs are the MultiTeq boots from EquiFit.
So what exactly do I like about the MultiTeq boots? I found the boots to feel sturdy, even though they aren’t overly thick. I liked that when I bent them to put them on Roo’s legs for the first time, they were pliable to wrap around and fasten nicely.
In fact, one of my favorite features of the MultiTeq boots that I discovered with continued use was the ease of putting them on Roo. And taking them off. I simply use the three elastic straps, fasten them to the velcro, and then pull the closure tab down over them.
After outfitting Roo in MultiTeq boots, I found that they looked pleasing to the eye. The black colored boots blended in and complimented his dark bay legs. I also want to mention that these are the first pair of protective boots that Roo has ever worn.
This meant that I was pretty anxious to see how he would react to wearing them. Roo wearing the MultiTeq boots turned out to be a non event really, because he acted like he was completely comfortable and there was nothing new going on at all.
They fit Roo well, and he appeared to be totally comfortable wearing the MultiTeq boots. They are designed to offer full coverage protection, while supporting daily exercise and turnout. ‘Behind the scenes’, the ImpacTeq liner works to support the leg.
The ImpacTeq liner is breathable, to help keep the leg cool during wear. But what is really interesting is that while the liner is soft enough to mold to the leg, it hardens into a protective shell upon impact. This technology is designed to protect the leg from concussion.
When I wore the MultiTeq boots on Roo, I found that there were indeed brush marks on the inner side of the leg on both of the boots. Which made me feel good, because when he strikes himself, the ImpacTeq technology is protecting his legs from concussion.
I also found that after our rides, the MultiTeq boots were easy to remove. When I felt Roo’s legs underneath where the boots were just removed from, they felt as though they were the same temperature as the rest of this legs.
One other handy feature that I like is how easy the boots are to clean, thanks to the Ever Leather surface. The material is scratch, tear and puncture resistant, and I simply wipe them off after use to clean off any dirt or mud spots. Voila, they look like new again!
The MultiTeq boot from EquiFit is available in both black (pictured), and white. A pair of front boots retails for $120.00, and you can find them here. The MultiTeq is also available in a short hind boot that retails for $112.00 (that you can find here), and a tall hind boot that retails for $120.00 (that you can find here).
Go Boots that Keep Legs Protected. Go EquiFit. Go Eventing.