ThinLine GatorBootz Bell Boot
The easiest release bell boot!
- Longevity & durable!
- Ultimate safety for your horse
- Easy release system
- And extremely easy to clean! (no scratch or cotton!)
This one-piece polymer Thinline Gatorbootz bell boot offers unmatched durability and protection for your horse. the bell boot has a latch designed to be opened by humans but never by equines. Standard velcro closures are generally the failing point of horse bell boots. By eliminating Velcro we have greatly extended the lifespan and greatly reduced the hassles of bell boots.
The ThinLine Gatorbootz latching system
The Thinline Gatorbootz bell boots’ unique latching system makes it easy to release the boot with just two fingers. Simply hold the top of the boot in your left hand, buckle facing you, pull down and out with your right hand, disengaging the zip tongue at a 45-degree angle.
The left and right boots are symmetrical, which means you don’t have to worry about left and right boots. To ensure your latch remains closed, slide the latch to the last setting.
Opening the ThinLine Gatorbootz bell boot
New designs mean learning a new skill. This Thinline Gatorbootz bell boots latching system is unique. Hold the top of the boot (black portion) in your left hand, buckle facing you, pull down and out with your right hand (also on the black portion), the zip tongue needs to pull down at a 45-degree angle.
Once you do this it will become easy and second nature. We are able to release the bell boot on the horse with just two fingers.
Tips and tricks: if you find the boot a challenge to open the first time, spray a little WD-40 inside the latch. You will not need to repeat this after the first operation. Also, hose off your boot if the latch becomes encumbered with mud to lubricate the latch.
The emergency release
Use the emergency release trick if your boots latch ever appears to be stuck, simply place a hoof pick under the buckle, raise it up a bit, and then the strap will slide out. Note, not intended for daily use, only if you need to quickly release the latch.
We designed the latch to break at the rivets behind the buckle. If your horse manages to get the boot hung on something.
The average pair of Gatorbootz lasts 10 months. One-third of horses achieve 36 months of turnout protection. Additionally, comes with a 5-month full product replacement guarantee.
Sizing and fit
Thinline Gatorbootz bell boot makes contact on the hoof, not the soft tissue. Bell boot sizing is determined by hoof size. If you know the size shoe your horse wears you’ll know what size bell boot to order. Issues of variable fetlock sizing are solved with this design.