Product Review: Majyk Equipe Color Elite XC Boots for Small Horses

Big news! Majyk Equipe’s Color Elite XC Boots are now available in a smaller size for horses measuring between 14.3 hands and 15.2 hands. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Do you own a small event horse? While it seems there are a plethora of options available for event horses measuring 16 hands and up or ponies measuring 14.2 hands and below, somewhere along the way the small event horse slipped through the cracks.

Smaller horses need love too! That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Majyk Equipe is releasing a new size of the massively popular Color Elite XC Boots for smaller horses. These smaller boots are designed to fit horses measuring between 14.3 hands to 15.2 hands with medium to good bone.

The smaller size offers all of the same features of the Elite series. Majyk Equipe pioneered the concept of using a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) outer shell to create superior leg protection. The fact that the Color Elite XC Boots come in five vibrant shades — Royal Purple, Atomic Orange, Azure Blue, Scarlett Red and Tiffany Turquoise — only sweetens the deal.

The beautiful, bright color palette of the boots catches your eye, but it’s the attention to detail and advanced design quality inside the boots that really sets them apart. Multiple layers of TPU used in manufacturing the boots creates unrivaled impact protection, starting with a rip-stop TPU layer on the water-repellent outer shell of the boots.

Veronica wearing Color Elite XC Boots in Atomic Orange. Thanks to the new size, your smaller event horse can rock the boots just like Veronica. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Majyk Equipe also added their “forever clean” breathable coating to the outer shell of the boots, which makes it easy to wipe away mud, dirt and other debris. I have personally tested multiple pairs of Majyk Equipe cross country boots this season, and they somehow seem to magically repel dirt and gunk. Forever clean, indeed!

Inside the boots, a four-way TPU shield flexes with the horse’s movement but also hardens on impact to create a protective barrier. Directly behind the TPU shield, 2 millimeters of a revolutionary material called ARTi-LAGE adds an additional protective layer. ARTi-LAGE is a soft foam in its normal state, but when struck the foam alters its molecular structure to harden, which deflects impact and disperses energy.

The hind boots feature a double layer of both the flexible TPU shield and ARTi-LAGE at the front of the boot to provide additional protection for the cannon bone. The interior bio-foam lining of the boots is also designed to resist heat build-up while still allowing air to circulate through the leg.

With so many protective layers packed into the boot, you might think that they would feel heavy and stiff, but they are no heavier than any other cross country boots I’ve tried, and I actually have found them to be more flexible than my previous go-to brand. I also love the sturdy Velcro straps on all of Majyk Equipe’s XC boots. The Velcro lines up perfectly when you put the boots on — it’s those little details that set them apart.

Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Blackfoot Mystery wearing Color Elite XC Boots in Azure Blue. The new small horse size offers the same great features for smaller event horses. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Considering the slew of technological and safety features built into the Color Elite XC Boots, it’s no surprise that the top riders in the USA trust these boots. Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Hannah Sue Burnett and Lauren Kieffer use these boots religiously at home and at competitions.

The Color Elite XC Boots for Small Horses are officially being unveiled to the public on Black Friday at a retail price of $99.99 for the fronts and $115.99 for the hinds. Be sure to check back to Majyk Equipe’s website on Friday to order your own pair.

Majyk Equipe is also currently offering a special promotion through December 22: one free backpack with every pair of boots you buy. Click here to view Majyk Equipe’s full line of boots.

If you’ve been on the fence about ordering a pair of Color Elite XC Boots, now is the time to take advantage of holiday savings! Majyk Equipe will be running flash sales starting on Black Friday, so be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss any announcements.