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.
Available in 13 sizes and 5 colours.
Many more sizes planned!
PLEASE NOTE - generally we only have Black Knight in stock. All other colours are on Special Order.
GOOD CHOICE FOR: Horses with longer than wide hooves, and round or almost round hooves.
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.
A great new boot from the makers of the original Renegade (now referred to as the Renegade Classic). The Renegade Classic and Renegade Viper hoof boots are both highly-developed hoof boots for the barefoot performance horse, designed to be easy to apply and easy to remove, yet stay secure even through the most rugged conditions and gruelling tasks. 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.
The Renegade Viper when compared to the Renegade Classic is leaner, lighter, less bulky, better fitting and with a stronger tongueless upper shell and features a new high traction tread design with deeper tread grooves. Also, the Viper is manufactured from a new material that shows significant improvements in tread life offering better value to the customer.
The Renegades are designed to fit a hoof trimmed in a natural barefoot style, featuring a short toe, low heels, and mustang roll on the wall. The Renegades are ideal for high-performance equine sports. They're extremely popular with endurance riders and leisure riders, and are also being used with success in a variety of other disciplines. The Renegade Vipers are currently available in 13 sizes and 5 different colours, with many more sizes planned. Renegades are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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.
Fitting and using
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.
PLEASE NOTE: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.
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.
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. Will add about 60 grams or 2 ounces to the weight of the boot. 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 Click Here to purchase the Gel Pads.
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.
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.
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 £5 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!
You can view the size chart for Renegade Vipers here