Explora Magic

Explora Magic is the most versatile hoof boot you can imagine

Explora Magic characteristics

Explora Magic is our newest hoof boot model and we are excited about it for the freedom of movement it gives our horses, allowing them to maintain their natural movement regardless of the height of their heels. Plus, and they’re so light and easy to maintain …!

Explora Magic allows a fully customizable fit to the horse’s hoof It can adapt both vertically and horizontally, so it can adapt to almost any hoof and even to any change within the growth cycle of your horse.

Side vents allow for easy drainage while allowing the hoof to breathe and flex naturally within the boot, keeping the hoof frog active and allowing natural, independent movement of the heels. That’s great for the frog to stay active and healthy!

They can also be thermoformed (in the lower half of the boot’s wall) to also adapt it to the different angles and irregularities of the hoof, although this is not usually necessary thanks to its multiple adjustment possibilities.

In addition, unlike other boots, the shape of our soles allows that, when the horse steps on the ground, the pushing force falls on the heel area (hard fabric naturally prepared for this purpose), instead of falling on the bulb area (soft tissues that should not be subjected to this type of pressure). This is a great advantage!

BEFORE STARTING

It’s very important to choose the proper boot size to achieve an optimal fit.

  1. Trim the hoof according to the guidelinesof natural trimming (rolling, etc.).
  2. Put the boots on to make sure they are the right size. If they fits well, you can place them following the adjustment instructions. If they do not adapt well (irregular hooves, club or flared), consider making a warm adjustment to adapt the boot to the hoof instead of the other way around. Please note that Explora Solution boots are designed for horses with a natural heel height, they will not fit well on hooves with excessively high heels. But EXPLORA MAGIC has been designed for ALL HEEL HEIGHTS!
    If you choose to mold the boots by heat adjustment, this would be the right time.

If you have questions and need help, you can send us an email to info@explorahorseboots.com. We will try to help you in everything we can;)

BOOT FITTING


  1. Loosen the strap on either side of the protector without removing it from the side eyelets.
  2. Uncrown the top bracelet (quartet area)
  3. Insert the hoof in the boot.
  4. Check the position of the pulps and heels inside the boot
    The heels should be well secured by the boot to avoid possible turns. And the octopuses must be housed in the rear windows. If not, in the central part of the heel protector you have a height regulator screw that can be placed in 3 different positions to modify its height and get the bulps in the proper position.
  5. Anchor the straps to the side button screws, testing the different possible positions until an optimal fit is achieved: they should not be loose or too tight. The horse must be comfortable. Previously the straps must be passed through the side eyelets.
    Screw Strip Anchor - Explora Boot Adjustment
  6. Anchor the top wristband again (quader area)
    Insert the end of the bracelet into the loop and anchor the bracelet to the screw button by pressing it on it. By this order. The bracelet closure should be facing the outside of the hoof. If not, it can be repositioned by changing the side screw. It is very important that the bracelet is loose, leaving 1-2 fingers between it and the horse’s paw.

ELONGATED HOOVES? Adjust the bulbs protector

If the width of the boot is right, but the bulbs protector is too tight, you can adjust the boot repositioning the protector more back. To do this, you just have to unscrew both side anchors, turn them 180º (they have 2 different positions) and screw them back when they were. That easy! But don’t worry, this fitting is optional and isn’t usually necessary.

HOW TO REMOVE YOUR BOOTS


To remove the boot correctly, you must unhook the elastic straps without completely removing them from the hole located on the top of the bulbs protector. It is very simple, but it is very important that you do it correctly.

To do this, you must first pull them in a longitudinal direction (not perpendicular) to the boot, in the direction of the back of the hoof (to unlock it), and then pull them in the opposite direction to loosen them without completely removing them from the eyelet side of the bulbs protector.

Explora Magic

What kind of users are Explora Magic boots aimed at?

To all those owners of barefoot horses (barefoot) or in transition phase (from horseshoe to barefoot), who practice horseback riding in any of their different disciplines.

What's so special about Explora Magic horse boots?

Explora Magic boots are the perfect ally for barefoot horse owners; extremely easy to put on and remove thanks to its innovative “EASY ON” system and totally respectful of the natural biomechanics of the hoof. In addition, the longitudinal opening of the sole in the area of the frog,allows it not to atrophy and work completely free. They can also be used on virtually any type of helmet thanks to their easily adjustable back horizontally and vertically to suit different forms of hooves.

What accessories make up the boot?

We have designed a simple boot with as few parts as possible, all of them available for sale in an inpedient way to be able to extend the life of the boot. We like to take care of the environment 🙂

The Magic boot consists of sole, heel, elastic fit strap and anti-loss bracelet.

How much does a boot weigh?

Its extraordinary lightness will make your horse barely notice that he is wearing them. Depending on the size, its weight ranges from 248-390gr!

Uses of boots

In what equestrian disciplines can boots be used?

They can be used in any equestrian discipline. Our Magic model is tested for very demanding training conditions. However, for high-level sports competitions we recommend that you use our Racing sticking model.

Are they suitable for jumping?

The Explora Magic boot can be used seamlessly in your daily obstacle jumping training as well as cross country discipline. In addition, thanks to its ramp coupling system they can also be used for jumping obstacles on grass tracks.

Which boot model is most appropriate for each discipline?

It is designed for recreational and sports riding practice in any of its disciplines, being especially recommended for day-to-day sports training. In contrast, our Racing model (boot paid to the hoof) is specially designed for use in competition offering you maximum reliability and comfort.

Can the boots be rotated during use?

Explora Boot provides solutions, and one of them and of which we are most satisfied is its innovative anti-turn shape, which wraps the hoof to the heels, “like a glove” and prevents the boots (well-fitted) from turning on the go.

What terrains can they be used in?

This boot is ready to fit any terrain. With coupling of vidias for ice and coupling of ramplons for grassy slopes.

When should I wear boots?

When training or riding conditions require it. There are many factors that influence the quality of a barefoot horse’s hooves, but in general we will wear boots whenever palm sensitivity or excessive hoof wear occurs. It is advisable to evaluate the condition of its hooves with the help of a professional; veterinarian or equine podiatrist.

How can I take care of my boots to keep them in good condition?

It is best to give it a rinse with water after each use and avoid leaving them exposed to direct sunlight.

How do you clean your boots?

You can clean them with water

Can I wear ramplons with my boots?

Yes, the Magic boot is prepared so that jumping or ice ramps can be attached to it in a very simple way.

Should I put the boots on all fours or can I put them only on the front or back?

No, boots are generally used when the hoof needs protection during work (sports or recreational riding), so it is recommended to use it on members who need that protection. It is quite common for a “light” job it is necessary to protect only the hands, which is where the horse carrys much more weight, leaving the feet barefoot. It should always be consulted with the equine specialist, veterinarian or podiatrist to assess the specific needs of each horse.

Durability

How long do the boots last?

The durability of the boots is about 1000 km, but this will depend on several factors, such as the weight of the horse, the type of terrain on which it is mounted, the type of work that is done, the speed and tread of the horse, etc.

Can all boot accessories be replaced to extend their service life?

Yes, all accessories in our horse boots are easily replaceable.

Any tips for extending the life of your boots?

Fundamentally choose the right size so that the boot has a good fit and does not “dance” on the foot or get too tight. Other factors that extend its lifespan are to maintain proper cleaning.

In addition, its use in combination with conventional metal horseshoes is completely discouraged; for example: hands of the horse roaded with boots and feet with metal horseshoes.

Size

How should I take the measurements of the helmets?

For a good adjustment it is necessary to perform a correct action. To do this it is only necessary to follow our adjustment guide and always keep in mind that the horse must be barefoot and with a natural cut made recently.

How can I check if my boots are large or small?

The boot should not “dance” on the horse’s foot, nor get too tight so that it cost too much to fit them. In general, the boot wall should be in contact with the hull wall.

What size do I choose?

The size will always be determined by the measurements of the hoof. In our measurement chart you can easily find the most suitable size for each size of hoof. If you still have doubts, you can consult with our customer service department (info@explorahorseboots.com) who will solve all your doubts and recommend the most suitable size.

What if the measurements of the horse's hooves are not the same as each other?

The measurements of the helmets on both feet or two hands may not be the same as each other. This should not pose any problems; simply choose in our size chart the size that corresponds to the measurements taken.

Boot fit

How should the helmets be before placing the boots?

It is important that before placing the boots the hoof is clean; cleaning the side grooves of the frog well and removing from the palm possible feet or foreign elements.

Can I put my own/or the boots on?

Of course! In addition, the Magic boot is set in the blink of an eye and with minimal effort, thanks to its innovative “Easy On” system.

Do I need any special accessories or tools to place the boots?

No, you can easily fasten them without using any “extra” tools, thanks to its simple stretch straps.

How do boots fit in thorny, flared or irregular helmets?

The Explora Magic boot is totally revolutionary in this sense as it can be adjusted to all types of hoof thanks to its adjustment options both vertically and horizontally of the heel protective shield. It is even possible to adjust the boot differently for each pulp, independently!

In addition, its an elastic wall makes it easy to adapt to different hull angles. But if, however, you find that your horse’s helmets have a very specific shape, a special adjustment can be made by molding them to the exact shape of each hoof by applying heat.

How do boots adapt by applying heat?

It can be easily molded by applying hot air with a decay gun. You can consult our tutorials for this or consult us so that we recommend a professional in your area who can adapt the boots to your horse.

The horse's helmets

My horse has irregular helmets, can you wear these boots?

No problem. They can also be heat molded to suit any irregularity.

My horse has laminitis, can you wear these boots?

If you can use them if you have light laminitis and will do training work or field outings. But if he’s still in the rehab phase and doesn’t do work, then the boot that’s best for him would be our therapy boot.

My horse has high heels, can you wear these boots?

Of course. The Explora Magic boot heel protector has 3 height adjustment positions so you can easily adapt it to any type of heels.