The Renegade Viper Hoof Boot is the next generation horse boot paying homage to its predecessor, the Renegade Classic Hoof Boot. While incorporating the same competition proven pivoting heel captivator design, cabling system, and straps as the Renegade Classic Hoof Boot, the Renegade Viper Hoof Boot features many new upgrades.
First, with a sleek new look and available in two bright new colors, Comet Orange and Emerald Green, the Renegade Viper is sure to turn heads. The tread really displays the artistic talent of the Viper's® designer, Kirt Lander, while showing off its aggressive side where it counts. With deeper grooves for longer lasting tread, and an unforgiving look, the Viper tread will bite the ground better than any other hoof boot that came before.
The Viper has been trimmed down, removing material using finite element analysis, resulting in a hoof boot that is, despite the more robust tread, about 15% lighter than the Classic, and with more lateral clearance on both the Boot Shell and the Heel Captivator.
A deeper Heel Captivator “gullet” allows for improved pastern bone clearance. The material used to make the Viper is a new, ultra durable polyurethane resulting in a much longer lasting boot.
The inside of the boot is texturized and the Heel Captivator Liner is bonded in place, both for more stability en route. The Viper logo and boot size are stamped very large inside of each boot for quick and easy size readability.
The sizing scheme for the Viper uses the metric system while also conforming to the industry standard length first then width format. For simplicity, there will be no extra size designation other than the given size's dimensions, e.g., a boot that is 130 mm long and 125 mm wide will have size designation 130x125.
PLEASE NOTE: Renegade Vipers are specifically designed for naturally trimmed barefoot hooves, with low heels, a short toe and a mustang roll. They will not fit horses with much longer than wide hooves. Horses with high heels, long toes or flared walls may have problems with boot retention and there may be increased wear and tear on the tread and cables.
If you have previously used Renegade Classic boots, then you will find the shape of the Viper shell is different. The heel area and the top third of the boot have both been pulled inwards, to create a closer fit and to prevent dirt and debris entering the boot. This means that given a proper boot size, the boot is a more snug fit than the Renegade Classic. Increased stability when sized properly is also a benefit of the new upper shape. The Viper shell may not suit all hoof shapes, and in some cases the Renegade Classic shape may be more suitable.
- Leaner, lighter and a new high traction tread.
- Completely new sizing system - Boots are sized by actual length x width measurements.
- The movable heel captivator design accommodates and supports the bio-mechanics of the hoof and leg structure, allowing for natural flexion of both the hoof and the pastern.
- A correctly fitted boot stays on over all types of terrain and offers grip and traction on a variety of surfaces.
- Easy to put on and take off.
- Replaceable parts.
The amount of grip will change if the surface is wet. Always consider safety for horse and rider regarding wet/dry surfaces.
The Renegade Viper sizes come out a little smaller than suggested by the boot dimensions, so please refer to the size chart before sizing. If in doubt, it is generally better to size up (about 5mm longer and 10mm wider than the given hoof after a proper Natural Style Trim).
Fitting and use
While not a difficult boot to use, it’s generally not ready to go straight out of the box. In most cases some slight adjustment of the straps and cables will be required to obtain the ultimate fit, and we are happy to talk you through this process if necessary (99% of boot performance issues can be resolved by adjustment or modification of the boot).
Due to general wear and tear, it is sometimes necessary to replace the straps and/or cable. Each pair of boots comes with 2 spare tension straps and a tool for adjusting the cable.
A ‘Pro-Wrench’ tool is also available from us – this tool makes the job of changing a cable much easier. We stock all Renegade Classic and Renegade Viper parts, to ensure you can prolong the working life of your boots.
We also have some Renegade Viper boot shells available to help with fitting, if you are unsure which size boot will be best for your horse. Renegade Vipers can still be cut-back in length if necessary, but with the new sizing system the need for a cut-back should be reduced.
Renegade Vipers are available in 5 colours - Cosmic Orange (florescent), Emerald Green (neon), Dragon Fire Red, Arizona Copper and Black Knight (or whatever combination of colours you fancy!). Generally, we have Black Knight in stock – other colours will need to be ordered in.
These can be added on to the boots to provide extra grip and traction on snow, ice, slippery grass and leaves, and other similar surfaces.
While they can be used on pavement and dirt, these types of surfaces will wear down the stud inserts much faster.
Note that the studs are not meant to be easily removable and adding these to boots makes them non-returnable.
Renegade boots are not designed for use with the Comfort Pads we stock, but they are available on special order with a Bonded Insole Gel-Pad.
This is a factory installed, non-removable Insole Gel Pad. Not usually necessary under normal circumstances. It will add about 60 grams or 2 ounces to the weight of the boot. It is intended for foundered or laminitic horses to help improve movement and thus circulation to promote healing.
If you wish to order Renegade boots with the Insole Gel Pads, you will need to go to our Parts and Accessories page and purchase the Pads separately (2 pads required per boot pair).
PLEASE NOTE that as we do not stock the Renegade boots with the Gel Pads, we will need to special order your boots with Pads from the States (can take up to 3 weeks). Additionally, as adding Gel Pads is considered a customisation, we cannot accept returns of these boots.
If you find the Vipers are too long for your horse and you require the length to be trimmed, or cut-back, then please note there is an extra charge of £10 per boot for this and the boots will then be non-returnable. It is therefore important to be sure of the boot suitability and sizing before arranging a cut-back!
This custom option will remove excess length from the back of the boot (usually 5 - 10mm).
This is a good option for horses that overreach and interfere, as the best way to mitigate interference is to have the boots fit as flush to the heel as possible.
Some horses may also have wide, round hooves, necessitating a larger boot size to accommodate the width…but leaving excess boot hanging out past the back of the hoof. This would be a good scenario to use the cutback option.
If you order a colour or option we don’t have in stock, we can sometimes offer you a pair in the same size on hire - so you can still ride in Renegades while waiting for your special order boots to arrive from the USA.
You can view the size chart for the Renegade Viper here.
- Sold as:
- Individual Boots