Since I’ve had a crazy amount of hooves needing wrapping so far this year I have done some extensive testing on the EquiFit Pack-
N-Stick HoofTape! Here’s a link to some information about it on the EquiFit site, but I’ll include the important points below.
Some key characteristics about these hoof wraps:
- Pre-cut tape for packing hooves
- Saves the hassle of cutting strips of duct tape
- Heavy duty adhesive
- Anatomically shaped Pack-N-Stick Hoof Tape helps ensure correct placement of tape, so as not to irritate the sensitive area above the hoof.
- Sizing: One size
In my case, I have used the hoof wraps in four different situations:
- Packing the bottom of a bare hoof and putting the hoof wrap directly over that
- Packing the bottom of a bare hoof, covering that with a diaper, then vetwrap, then the hoof wrap
- Packing the bottom of a shod hoof and putting the hoof wrap directly over that
- Packing the bottom of a shod hoof, covering that with a diaper, then vetwrap, then the hoof wrap
In all of these cases my horses were turned out for 4 hours a day in the wrap as well.
- The hoof wrap stuck to the hoof or wrap securely in all cases
- The hoof wrap was not difficult to remove despite sticking on so well
- The size worked well for both of my horses even with P having more of an average size hoof and Stampede having a large hoof
- The hoof wrap has a nice texture on the outside that gives the horse a bit of grip versus duct tape which can be somewhat slick
- So easy!
- Doesn’t hold up to turnout well in the case of a wrap on a shod hoof (3&4 above), BUT it holds up better than a duct tape boot does in the same situation. In other cases it usually came in from turnout with a range from completely in tact to having a small wear hole at the toe.
- Price is higher than duct tape: I paid $1.28 per hoof wrap through Riding Warehouse during a 15% off sale ($1.50 each when buying 2 or more, then 15% off)
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THESE!!! They make life so much better. Making a duct tape bootie is a pain, not to mention that sometimes duct tape just doesn’t want to stick directly to your horse’s hoof so you almost always have to at least have vetwrap involved for it to stick to and risk heel rubs.
Take advantage of the current Riding Warehouse 15% off sale (code: SAVE15 ends 3/31) and get some to add to your medical supplies, you will thank me later!