The Easyboot Epic is the ideal boot for the barefoot horse, aggressive conditions, or for a horse who is difficult to keep booted. The attached Easyboot Gaiter provides extra protection to the hoof as well as keeps excess dirt and debris from getting into the boot. It also helps keep the boot on during extreme conditions such as mud, snow, and water crossings. This is an excellent boot for long distance riding! The Easyboot Gaiter comes standard on the Easyboot Epic. The Epic is fitted with an improved stronger cast buckle system and a low profile Comfort Strap.