With the natural and barefoot movements growing and many people looking at ways to save money, why not introduce someone you know to the advantage of transitioning and riding with EasyCare hoof boots? We are extremely proud of our new line of boots and their performance has been awesome! Our new Easyboot Glove has had better testing results than any other boot to date, and it is cheaper than any of our other boots besides the original Easyboot. There isn't a better time to buy boots that outlast shoes three to one.
We have a number of top riders competing in both Gloves and Glue-Ons. Jeremy Reynolds, Heather Reynolds, Lindsay Graham (riding Chris Martin's horse) and Dave Rabe just finished the Twenty Mule Team ride in Easyboot Glue-Ons. Jeremy won the 100 mile, Lindsay came in 4th, Dave finished the 100 in 12th place and Heather won (and was Best Condition) in the 65 mile event! products!
Hoof boots are a wonderful way to provide your horse with protection, traction and comfort, but how do you choose the right one? With four new boots on the market and an array of existing products, you may be wondering how to choose, or how to upgrade to a new boot. If you or a friend are looking into hoof boots, we have tried to simplify things for you with the "Which Hoof Boot is Right for You" section of our website.
This section gives you the top picks/top sellers for each category of boot, tells you which hoof shape fits into which style, rates the boots according to how easy they are to get on/off, and tells you about the amount of traction each boot has. In addition, it will tell you what types of feet do NOT do well in hoof boots and how you might be able to help remedy the problem.
Most important to any style you are looking into is fit. You'll want to read "Fit is Everything." Of course, we are always happy to talk to you about your options.
We've added a number of videos on our website that will help you understand and fit our new boots. We will be adding new videos as questions come up. If there is a video you would like to see, please let us know and we will try to make it available through our website. The following are now posted:
Congratulations to our dealer of the month, Running Creek Mini Horses Tack of Elizabeth Colorado! Running Creek has been in business for 16 years, carrying EasyCare products for the past 2 years. In addition, they have been breeding and showing quality miniature horses for the last 23 years. They specialize in appaloosa and overo colored horses that are show, bred or just kept as loveable pets.
Running Creek's business sales grew by leaps and bounds this past year. They attribute their growth to the web. Linda Williams, owner, says, "we have been selling boots over the internet like mad!" They also set up a booth at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado every year. Their booth has grown to carry everything from miniature tack and boots to some big horse tack items like the Easyboot Epic and Boa boots as well as gift items. They also hit the road with a mobile trailer, going to shows year round. They are quite the busy bunch!
"The hoof boot industry is growing rapidly," says Linda, "with more and more people taking an interest in trail riding and other horse activities." Clearly this interest really does help contribute to their success.
Running Creek has quite the collection of equines on their farm. Linda says they have about 40 miniature horses, 2 full size horses and three zebras! Zephyr Express, a 3-year-old zebra stallion, recently joined the 2 zebra mares that already reside there. If you're in the Denver area be sure to look them up and visit their ranch. Or you can always keep an eye out for them at a show. Be sure to check out the adorable photos on their Running Creek Minis website or you can give them a call at 303-648-3181.
We took the Glove out for a test jump today! It was a glorious, if not windy, day here in SE Texas. We warmed up in the arena jumping, then did a few cross-country jumps, some down drops and water.
I can truthfully say that I felt no difference whatsoever in how General moved or jumped. He felt safe and comfortable, as always. My instructor noticed no difference in how Gen was moving, either on the flat or over the jumps. They seemed to not hold any water after the water jumps (important to us eventers!).