Boot Jack

A boot jack was a wooden device used to remove boots without having to bend down or touch them. It limited the struggle of removing tall riding boots and limited the wearer’s exposure to any mud or manure on the boots.  It was used by placing the boot heel into the U-shaped opening of the boot jack while the other foot was standing on the flat end of the jack, and then pulling the foot free from the boot.

Boot jacks are used for removing boots. The heel of the boot was placed in the curved (U shaped) end.