There seem to be many debates going on at yards around the country about how to correctly fit the Double Lock Brushing Boot. We have received a number of emails recently asking to resolve ongoing disagreements; hence this blog post is dedicated to the lovely Double Lock Boot and its correct usage. Hopefully it will put an end to all that tearing your hair and prevent any more possible fist fights with your mates at the yard...
Right, as you probably all learned in Pony Club, brushing boots should be fitted with the fastening straps going from the front round the leg pointing towards the back of the horse.
As for the Double Lock Boot (as well as any other boots that are being fastened with over-straps) the main strap is not the outer one that you can see but actually the fluffy one underneath that you close first. The over-strap that you close afterwards purely adds security but is not responsible for the main tensioning and fit. Hence it is the main strap which has to point from front to back, meaning that the over-strap will go from back to front.
You can also find fitting instructions for the Double Lock and other boots via the 'Sizing & Care' section in our Academy or by clicking here.
Hopefully you will find this little guide useful, however, please feel free to post any comments or questions below.
Your Woof Wear team