SOS July 2015: Sweet Success with the EasyShoe

This month, we would like to share a success story with you. The story comes to us from April Volling. Based in central Florida, April has been an EasyCare dealer since 2012. 

Cadet is a 6 year-old Thoroughbred jumper with recurrent lameness. This horse was constantly resting his right hind and was repetitively back and hip sore despite saddle fit, massage and chiropractic care. The massage therapist/saddle fitter told them they need to fix the feet, so they hauled him a couple of hours to April. He was barefoot. Upon the vet's recommendation the EasyShoe Performance was glued onto all four feet. Now he's standing square and stepping up behind.

“It was a very educational day today." said Lori Tankel, a friend of Cadet's owner. "I trailered a friend’s horse to a performance sport horse vet in Alachua, north of Gainesville. Cadet has been having soundness issues off and on for several months, mainly related to a sore back and hip. His mom has spent months and lots of money, employing saddle fitter, chiropractor, and massage therapist, but he would always regress. So today, off we went at the crack of dawn to finally get to the root of this. Initial x-rays of the feet revealed, aside from the obviously long toes, that his soles were thin, short pastern angles were off and most importantly, the coffin bone in the rear feet were lower in the back by several degrees. Normally, the bone, which is perpendicular to the sole, should be a tad lower in the front of the bone. The farrier trimmed Cadet, trimming the toes, and x-rays were taken again (2nd picture), already showed a huge improvement, with short pastern bones getting more in line and the coffin bone lining up. Then, the farrier applied these really cool rubber shoes, which just came on the market. They are called EasyShoes and are flexible. Cadet got the glue-on shoes this time. Then x-rays were taken again (3rd  frame) and as you can see, the change is impressive. Not only that, but he walked freely and for the first time was actually overstepping! He was standing squarely on all fours and not resting his hind leg in a manner that he usually does to alleviate the pain. In just a few hours, this horse was transformed and it will be exciting to see how he continues to improve over the coming days, weeks, and months.”

 

 

We hope you were inspired by Cadet's success with the EasyShoe. Please feel free to contact us to find out more about the incredible EasyShoe, tell us your success story or to place your order.

Need help, have questions? We are here to help make your job “Easy”. Debbie and Rebecca can be reached at 800-447-8836, Option 3 or dschwiebert@easycareinc.com and rbalboni@easycareinc.com.

Stay tuned for more inspiration..

 

Secrets of the Savvy

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Six Things You Should Know About the New Easyboot Cloud

There's a new boot on the market that will appeal to the broadest range of horse owners in the history of Easyboot products. Aptly named the Easyboot Cloud, this robust boot exceeds the needs of therapeutic support and protection, whether it be a long trailer ride to an event, prolonged stalling situations on hard ground at horse shows, thin-soled horses, laminitic stages, abscesses, founder or recovery after tough work-outs. It can also be used to aid movement and reduce recovery time after injury or surgery. 

The Easyboot Cloud is an ideal boot for trailering your horse to an event.

1. The Easyboot Cloud offers increased traction on concrete and blacktop surfaces, and each boot comes fitted with a replaceable integrated EVA closed-cell insert pad that creates comfort for recovering horses and performing horses alike. This is new technology we haven't offered in our standard comfort pads - the EVA design promises to last longer and to maintain its shape and form in ways that open cell pads simply cannot match. This supportive system will allow your horse to stand more comfortably because it reduces pressure on the sensitive areas of the hoof and lower leg. In testing, we have seen the increased comfort level stimulate blood flow and speed up recovery time from many lower leg pathologies.

A close look at the low profile hook-and-loop attachment system.

2. The Easyboot Cloud is lightweight and form-fitting. There are already some excellent therapy boots on the market today, but none of them matches the Easyboot Cloud in terms of fit and weight. Though the boot is not designed as a riding boot, our rigorous testing at our research and development facility in Colorado included testing the hoof boot on horses in an exerciser. Unlike other therapeutic boots on the market, the Cloud is lightweight and form fitting, so does not hinder movement in horses already challenged by pain. Three vent holes help the hoof breathe.

The rear of the boot folds completely and effortlessly down, which makes the boot simple and quick to apply.

3. The inside of the boot is lined with soft, anti-chafe materials that are gentle to the touch, and void of any seams or materials that could cause discomfort. The hook-and-loop attachment system is the most dependable on the market today, boasting new low profile elements that don't clog with mud and debris.

One of the removable closed cell EVA Cloud Insert Pads after being used. 

4. There's a new pad in town. Closed-cell EVA technology pad comes standard in every Easyboot Cloud we sell. Injection molded, these pads retain their shape and form much longer than any open-cell comfort pad on the market today. 

5. They're affordable. You'll be hard-pressed to find a therapeutic support boot of this quality for less than $100 per boot. 

6. They're available today. If you want to purchase an Easyboot Cloud this minute, you can buy them today at valleyvet.com or through one of your EasyCare dealer hoof care practitioners. They will be available through EasyCare and your local retail dealer starting Monday, July 27, 2015.

Kevin Myers

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Director of Marketing

I am responsible for the marketing and branding of the EasyCare product line. I believe there is a great deal to be gained from the strategy of using booted protection for horses, no matter what the job you have for your equine partner.

Supporting Navicular Using EasyShoes and Wedge Pads

Submitted by Deanna Stoppler, Team Easyboot 2015 Member

Adding support devices to chronically lame horses can be very difficult and many times nailing on a shoe or holding up a foot for 3-5 minutes while glue cures is not an option; however, with the EasyShoe and EasyCare’s glue on protocol I have found it much easier to offer support to horses without adding concussion to the hoof (from hammering) or extended glue cure time.  Instead, I can prepare the hoof for the glue on shoe or shell and once applied, set the hoof down for weight bearing instantly.  Sigh of relief for the horse and farrier.

Recently, I added a new horse to my books who presented lame on both front feet, particularly lame on the right front—pointing the foot and reluctant to stand square.  The horse had underrun heels and excessively long toes.

The owners suggested that the horse had suffered from lameness for many years and their only requirement was to keep him as comfortable as possible. I was able to trim the horse and remove the lever on the toe, creating a more effective base of support; however, he needed more mechanics via a shoe to be comfortable.  I requested x-rays to effectively shoe the horse. 

According to the vet, the horse suffers from severe navicular and pedal osteitis in both front feet, particularly the right front. The X-ray is one week into a trim and four weeks pre shoeing. These are not high quality X-rays but you can see the obvious broken back angles and lack of support in the caudal portion of the feet.

I decided to leverage test the horse to determine if a wedge would make him more comfortable and to decide what position to place the wedge on the foot. The horse responded positively to a wedge in the caudal portion of his hoof (to be expected) and would not weight his foot with a wedge in the toe region or on either medial/lateral sides. 

I decided to shoe the horse in the EasyShoe Performance NG, using Vettec Adhere, and add a wedge if necessary.  He responded well once shod in the NG but still pointed his right front foot and continually moved it trying to find a comfortable spot.  I applied a 3’ wedge pad to the groundside of the NG, using 3/8” screws to hold the wedge in place, and packed with Vettec Equipak CS, making sure not to pack the caudal portion of the foot until the inflammation in the foot subsided (most likely at the next scheduled shoeing). The horse responded positively to the support and for the first time since I’d met him stood square.  

EasyShoe Performance NG with a 3' wedge pad screwed to the ground side of the shoe using 3/8" screws.

Standing square for the first time since I started working on him.

EasyShoe Performance NG with 3' wedge pad (this photo displays the shoe after it was pulled, six weeks later).

Six weeks later, at our next shoeing, I decided to remove the 3’ wedge and create a glue wedge to the base of the EasyShoe Performance. The inflammation in both front feet subsided significantly so I felt the horse would do well in a smaller wedge and could tolerate Vettec Equipak CS packing in the entire caudal portion of the foot.

 

Second shoeing with 3' wedge pad removed.  Shod in EasyShoe Performance, packed with Vettec Equipak CS, and build a small wedge with Vettec Adhere on the ground side of the shoe.

The exciting part about this shoeing was that the horse could put weight on his right front, the worst foot, and hold his left front forward on the stand!  He was unable to do this prior to the first shoeing with the 3' wedge pad.  I was super excited that the inflammation had gone down enough for him to get some weight back on the right front, allowing the left front to rest.

Still standing square since his first shoeing and with a little less wedging.

It never ceases to amaze me how additional support, mechanics, and a bit of creativity can help a chronically lame horse function.  

Giving Your Horse a Wedgie

Some people look at “wedges” and get a bad taste in their mouth.

“Why?!” What horse would ever need those? They look so alien! How can wedging a hoof “help” the lower limb? What is this madness?!

Let’s take a step back and look at a comparative passion of mine: cars.

Namely, how the suspension works.

I am all about the handling capability of a car. Suspension helps the ride of a car (how comfortable it is to the passengers) and the handling of the car (the ability to brake, corner and accelerate).

I recently had the pleasure of driving in Germany. Oh sweet goodness, I could get used to a life with no speed limits. But I would have to learn German. Der sigh!

I think we put 2,500km on this little beast on our last tour through Europe.

We think of suspension as the cushion that eats up the road bumps for us, so that we sit smoothly. Some suspension is “firm” which isn’t comfortable at all, but keeps your tires glued to the road.

The average sedan weighs 4,000lbs. With just a driver added, that’s a negligible amount of additional weight, but cram 5 high school football players into a Honda Civic and the question of suspension comes to the forefront. The car needs to be able to competently absorb the upward shock of a road variance against the tire and ALSO compensate for the 1,000+lbs of human passengers, throwing their weight around in the car.

I bet this thing corners wicked good.

If you’ve ridden in really soft suspension, you can hit a bump and ride a “wave” of sloppy suspension for another few minutes. You can corner and feel the whole car sway under the effort. You feel like you are piloting a land yacht that swims all over the place, not a tight sports car that is agile on the road.

If the combined weight of car and human can come close to 5,000lbs, how does the suspension get held in place? Without going over painful detail: it’s springs. They have finite tops and bottoms and are bound into place by metal. Pretty sturdy? Why yes. They can either be long curved pieces of metal (with multiple layers of curved pieces of metal) that can flex on impact. They can be coil-shaped springs that handle shock on each wheel, up and down. But believe me you: they are locked into place at each end of them, no matter which type they are.

What happens when you lose one of those bolts? Where does that standing tension go? KABOING! That tension is prepared for 700 lbs of resting car (and 3,500lbs of jolting, moving car) to be loaded on that back end. With nothing holding it in position, it’s not supporting anything.

So let’s hop back over to horses. Your Deep Digital Flexor Tendon is attached at a top and a bottom. Your Suspensory Ligament is attached at a top and a bottom. We know what happens when the “leaf spring” fails: we have a tear and a year off.

Here is a kicker: the “bolts” of the horse’s suspension system, should be secured to the mainframe of the horse. What if they aren’t?

If you put a rubber band around two pegs, that are secured to a block of wood, the pressure from the rubber band is met with the pressure of the pegs being fixed in place.

But when you remove the board and the pegs aren’t secured to anything, the rubber band pulls the pegs together and then <PLUNK>, no tension. So your DDFT or your suspensory might not tear (rubber band) but the attachment points, or “bolts” might fail, which is equally as bad a problem: you still have no suspension.

Enter exhibit A: Your horse’s Laminae.

Now, we all know that the Coffin Bone has sensitive laminae sprouting off the front of its wall and that the horn of the hoof has insensitive laminae sprouting from the inside of it's wall. These two lock together like drawer slides and the hoof stays in one piece.

When your laminae is compromised through Laminitis, its grip is not so good. The bad news is, the Deep Digital Flexor tendon is expecting to be bolted in place with enough security to withstand a 1,400 lb horse jumping a 1.2m fence (and the landing: exponentially increases the psi requirement). It won’t tear the tendon, no. Just like your leaf spring won’t break if the bolt comes off. It just falls off.

Same inside your hoof (EEW!) you end up very thoroughly tearing your laminae apart. The coffin bone is like a sweatshirt being tugged by two dogs. The Deep Digital Flexor Tendon carries tension back, which tips it down. The laminae holds it against the stability of the hoof horn, holding it up. If the laminae is weak, it’s like one dog lets go: your coffin bone gets pulled by only one strong side, the DDFT and that sucker will ROTATE.

The age old solution has been: put a wedge on it. This tilts the coffin bone down so that the DDFT, which is tied to the bottom of that, can be given more slack.

Sort of like your arm: a line from your shoulder to your wrist has the least amount of tension on it as possible. When you bend your arm, then tension increases around your elbow, where your tissue is “pulled” around that pointy corner and slightly stretched.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. If you have a cable that wraps a corner, like a DDFT wraps around a pastern, you have tension. The best way to relieve the tension, is to try and create a straight line, past the pulley you are working with.

We don’t want that laminae tearing, so the best thing to do is to beat it to the punch and help the WHOLE hoof tilt, so that the coffin bone is supported and the laminae not strained. The DDFT will essentially be moved into as straight a line as possible. This keeps the weak laminae happy and unstrained and keeps the DDFT from having pressure on it, to lessen the pulling. For a horse whose hoof is in so much pain that they have trouble standing, it may look odd to wedge it, as you would think you are furthering an unnatural hoof capsule position and just adding to the madness. Internally, however, you are allowing the DDFT to attain as straight a line as possible = less tension, while keeping the coffin bone as close to the parallel of the dorsal hoofwall, so the laminae isn’t tearing.

And don’t let my fancy Paint sketches fool you: this is the primitive art of a pre-schooler. If you want this done right, a vet will be there doing radiographs and you will have them adjusting your wedge to be the exact angle your horse needs to feel relief. I just wanted to give a simple illustration of when wedges will be useful in a therapy setting, like laminitis.

This is why our newest therapy boot, the Easyboot Cloud, has an accessory for quick wedging.

Holly Jonsson

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Director of Sales

Through a lifetime of "horse crazy" and the fortunate experience of riding nearly every shape and size of horse, I got to see a wide array of hoof shapes and sizes. No Hoof, No Horse is very true to me. I want to ensure that horses on every continent have a variety of footwear to pick from, to ensure the best match is found. I want your partner to be happy from the ground up!

Dirty Feet? Clean Them Up!

Submitted by Devan Mills, Customer Service Representative

I talk to many people every day and a common thing I have been hearing this spring is “It's been raining so much I have not been able to ride.” I feel their pain as it has been raining here as well. With rain comes mud. I will be the first to admit that I hate mud: it is messy and makes everything so much more difficult. When you have horses you can multiply that mess by about 100.

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EasyCare has come up with an answer to those muddy feet: the EasyCare Hoof Pick Wire Brush. When I first laid eyes on this brush I could not wait to get my hands on one. I finally have and it is awesome! When putting my Gloves on I have always used a brush to ensure there is no dirt on my mare’s feet. With all this mud, the normal brush was not getting the job done. I was scraping the mud off the sides and bottom of her hooves with my hoof pick. I would then have to put the hoof pick down and find my brush again-always as far away as possible of course. Then having put my horse’s foot down-hopefully not in the mud-get the brush, pick her foot back up, and hope I wouldn’t need the hoof pick again. You get the point, it’s involved and it’s frustrating. Yes, I do own one of those feed store hoof pick/tiny brush on the other side numbers and it is useless when up against real mud. I might as well tape a soft bristle tooth brush to the end of my regular hoof pick!

The EasyCare Hoof Pick Wire Brush has an industrial grade wire brush on one end that will remove the most caked on and stickiest of mud. With its built in heavy duty hoof pick, it is the Rolls-Royce of hoof cleaning implements. It even comes equipped with a hole in the handle to attach a leash or make it into a necklace so it will never be out of reach.

Not only will the EasyCare Hoof Pick Wire Brush help clean up feet before booting it will also help score brownie points with your hoof care practitioner. A few minutes before they arrive just clean your horse’s feet up with the wire brush and pick out their feet, you will surely be the favorite client that day. If you really love your HCP or you have that extra naughty horse this brush would make a great gift to thank them for all their hard work.

In my opinion, this is a must have in your EasyCare gear bag, it will also double as a grill brush but unless you have a grill right at your barn or in your trailer I would suggest keeping it with your boots to insure that it is always handy to clean up those dirty feet.

Compare & Contrast: The New Trail and the Glove Back Country

Being a part of the team at EasyCare is incredible during the debut phase of new products. The excitement and anticipation from Easybooters, old and new, is energizing. Welcome, Easyboot New Trail! The introduction of this product is surfacing lots of great inquiries and questions about how it compares to the older style and other boots. No boot is truly more magnificent than another; it really comes down to yours and your horse’s particular riding activities. Read on and you will learn the comparisons and contrasts between the Glove Back Country and the New Trail.

The Easyboot Glove Back Country is a medium mileage boot with EasyCare’s accomplished semi-aggressive tread pattern. Because the Back Country is built from the same chassis as the Easyboot Glove, a complementary and snug fit to the hoof is important for boot performance. We encourage using the EasyCare Fit Kit for this boot style since it is only 4mm from one size to the next and it must harmonize with the hoof.

The easygoing New Trail boot has the versatility of conforming to more deviant hoof shapes. Because this boot style has a more forgiving fit, it can accommodate up to an eight week trimming cycle rather than a six week cycle demanded by the Back Country. The Trail uses an aggressive tread pattern designed for a variety of terrain ranging from deep clay to gravel or pavement.

Taking a closer look, we can identify the other notable differences between these boot styles:

To apply, the gaiter on the Glove Back Country should be folded down. The boot requires a small bit more strength than the New Trail because it slides on the hoof for a “fit like a glove”. The New Trail opens wide and permits an easy application.

The Back Country boot presents an integrated power strap on the front of the boot for extra reliability. The Upper of the Back Country is replaceable, as is it's Gaiter. The New Trail Upper is riveted to the boot base.

The New Trail uses a hook and loop closure almost entirely around the boot. The Back Country depends on Velcro only at the rear.

The Back Country owns a threefold hook and loop sandwich on the back of the boot. The New Trail is twofold and utilizes a hook and loop strap to hold everything tight. The strap can be removed, if desired.

Check out how low profile the hook and loop material is on the New Trail. It’s super tough.

To decide between the two, the important factors to consider are your riding schedule, your horse’s hoof shape, and your horse’s trimming schedule. If you are riding less than 25 miles per week and desire a boot that is easy to apply while still providing all of the benefits of boots, the New Trail is a great option. To see the differences between the original Easyboot Trail and the New Trail, click here. If you’re riding a longer distance and desire a boot that is a bit more customizable in terms of fitting, measure and order the EasyCare Fit Kit to determine sizing for the Back Country. It’s important to remember that your horse’s hoof shape plays a role in boot success. If you are more than one size different between width and length, it may be necessary to consider an alternative boot style. Always, EasyCare staff is standing by to help you choose a boot and size. Reach out and contact us! We love to hear from you.


 

Mariah Reeves

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Customer Service

My focus is on educating myself relating to all things hoof and horse care to customize your EasyCare product experience. Each customer interaction is an opportunity to enhance another equestrian lifestyle.

To Trail or To New Trail, That is the Question

You may have caught wind that our top-selling Trail boot has received a facelift. Allow me to present the new and improved New Trail boot! Since a picture is worth a thousand words I have a ton of images for you.

Most obvious are the larger rivets and new plastic shield across the front of the boot for increased durability.

The rolled leather around the top of the boot has been upgraded to soft stretchy neoprene, which affords less maintenance and no rubs.

We have improved the rear closure in a few ways. First you'll notice the built in Velcro snug strap across the back. This will keep your New Trail boot secure on the hoof even in mud, water, and other semi-apocalyptic riding conditions. Think of the hoof boot version of wearing a belt and suspenders.

These new straps are easily replaceable: all it takes is a screwdriver. You can switch them for a right or left orientation.

The hook and loop fastening system has been upgraded to more durable, easier to clean, and, most importantly, stickier material. This stuff is strong like Hercules.

Check out the inside top of the boot. More surface area and less stitching make for a more comfortable ride. We have done away with any unfinished edges that could come in contact with the pastern.

Here is where your horse is really going to thank us. We have replaced the more square leather upper with a molded neoprene one. The New Trail conforms to the heel bulbs and is seam-free for a chafeless, comfy fit. You can see that instead of relying on two elastic panels for stretch and flex, the entire rear of the boot can now move with your horse every step of the way.

We have kept the drain holes and grippier pebbled surface on the insole as well as the trusted semi-aggressive tread on the bottom.

And because a video is worth a thousand pictures, we have this little gem:

The New Trail remains easy to apply and lightweight. They still take inserts and are still compatible with any of our comfort pads. Sizing stays the same as the "old" Trails. We hope that you and your barefoot horse will love the New Trail as much as we do.

Rebecca Balboni

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Customer Service Representative

A lifetime of riding and showing sport horses has given me a deep appreciation for the importance of soundness and comfort on performance. Let me help elevate your equine experience by finding the right boot for your horse and unique situation.

The Gaiter Changing Gizmo

Submitted by Karen Bumgarner, Team Easyboot 2015 Member

If I have to change a gaiter on an Easyboot Glove, I've had trouble undoing at least one of the screws. They'd be so tight that the whole thing would just spin around. So I'd take it over to my friends, The Nicholes, and Ted or Terrence would loosen the screws up for me with this little claw thing he had. Only I wasn't coordinated enough to hold the claw, the boot and the screwdriver at the same time. 

Last year one of the ladies on Team Easyboot said her husband made a tool like this by filing down a socket, and I asked Ted if he could make me one. Sure enough, here it is, made from a 3/8" socket. Now I don't have to bother him with my stinky Easyboots anymore.

The backs of the screw holder has two little slots. The teeth on the socket fit into the slots perfectly, making it effortless to hold it still while backing out the screw.

Getting that screw undone was unbelievably easy. 

In just a couple minutes all three screws were out and the old torn gaiter was off. I like to leave the screw backs in the boot, makes it easier to add the new gaiter. 

A new Easyboot Glove Gaiter comes with directions, a new full set of screws, basically everything you need to install a new gaiter onto your old Glove. 

Now if you do remove the brass screw fitting you can place it on the end of the gaiter gizmo and the teeth will hold it in place while you insert it into the boot and hold it for the new screw. 

Voila! One Easyboot Glove - good as new! The whole thing took less time than writing this blog. Now I can saddle up. Ride on! 

Boots On The Rocks

"Why are you using these Hoofboots? What kind are these? Glue ons? What are the advantages?"

These 3 questions are probably the  most asked questions by riders and horse people unfamiliar with these greatest boots produced by the EasyCare Company. We all know the answers to these questions from studying the literature, blogs and videos produced by EasyCare and the many bloggers: Shock Absorption, Flexibility (like the hoof), Light Weight and Sole Protection.

Can you cross these rocky section with ease without worrying about your horses hoof soles?

At the very recent City Of Rocks Endurance Race, the EasyCare Glue-on boots proved themselves over and over again. The name 'City of Rocks', or short COR,  actually does not imply that there are lots of rocks on the trail, nor does the name originate from rocky trails. Much more so, it is named for the stunning scenery with towering granite rock walls, boulders and rock pinnacles that make the whole area appear as a city of huge rock formations.

In the 80's I visited the COR a few time to climb these stunning rock walls and pinnacles. Fond memories of my rock climbing days.

Meryl Dalla Via, GETC's intern from France, riding Elly across some open area between the rock formations.

Meryl riding two days on CMS OSO Elly to a second place on day one and first place tie on day three using Easyboot Glue-ons.

A true testimony to the success of the EasyCare Hoof boots gave Sue Basham, riding her horse KC on all three days (total of 155 miles), a win in the Pioneer Category for Fastest Overall Time and Best Condition. She used Easyboot Glue-ons.

Congratulations to Sue and KC. Excellent job!

GETC horse Medinah MHF in the 55 mile race on her way to First Place and BC on day 2, her hooves protected by Easyboot Glue-ons.

Riding GE Pistol Annie to victory in the 50 Mile competition on day one and three: The Bootmeister using Easyboot Glue-ons.

So really, what else is new, you might ask.  For the last 6 years Easyboot Glue-ons and Gloves have excelled not just in endurance but lots of other equine events. But it is certainly fun to tell about success with Easyboots.

The COR 3 day event is a truly well run ride. Trails are fantastic, for the most part not too rocky, scenery outstanding and the people just fun to be with. A highly recommendable ride to be marked on the calendar for next year.

 

Your Bootmeister

Christoph Schork

www.globalendurance.com

EasyCare's E-Z Ride Nylon Stirrups

Nylon E-Z Ride Stirrups are the #1 long distance stirrup. They are five inches wide from side to side and four inches deep from toe to heel, allowing for the best possible weight distribution throughout the foot. The thick EVA Foam pad provides comfort for the knees and back and helps prevent overall fatigue. The shock absorbent Top Bar deadens the shock transmitted from the horse and long hours in the saddle without excessive bounce. We offer our Standard Nylon Stirrup below:

The Nylon E-Z Ride Stirrups are lighter weight and less expensive than the standard aluminum. They have all the same great qualities and are fast becoming the most popular endurance stirrup on the market. They are made with heavy-duty, hit-tech polymer. 


We also offer the leather-wrapped Nylon Tapadero Stirrups:

All three E-Z Ride Nylon Stirrups are available in black or brown and with Top Bar sizes ranging from 1.5" to 3". You can also purchase Replacement Top Bars for our Nylon Stirrups:

If you purchase a pair of Standard Nylon Stirrups and decide later that you would like to add the Safety Cage, you can purchase optional Safety Cages:

You can also purchase Replacement Pads for your E-Z Ride Nylon Stirrups:


Get a leg up (no pun intended) on Riding Season with EasyCare's E-Z Ridge Nylon Stirrups. Ask your EasyCare Retail Dealer for E-Z Ride Nylon Stirrups.

Dee Reiter

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Retail Account Rep

I am the Retail and New Dealer Account Rep for EasyCare. I will be happy to help you with ordering, selecting the most popular styles and sizes of EasyCare hoof boots to stock. Let me help you with suggestions on merchandising and provide training for you and your staff, at your convenience.