I can't remember exactly when I started using these boots, but I love them. I had a horse that had chronic laminitis, she was so lame all the time. I could do nothing with her. She didn't even want to go out into the pasture, because her feet hurt so bad. One day I was in the feed store and saw these Easyboots. I didn't know what they were put I bought them anyways. I did have a hard time at first putting them on, but after I figured it out they were a piece of cake. I couldn't believe the difference in her immediately. When she had them on she could walk almost normally. She felt so good I was able to turn her out with them. Eventually she got better and I was able to ride her on the trail with the boots on. I believe that they helped her heal by allowing her to walk. I still use them to this day if I lose a shoe. Thanks for making these great products!