Many thanks to everyone who submitted photos to be considered for The Slickest EasyShoe Application Contest. We were inundated with submissions for the Glue-On division.
The results are as follows:
1st Place: Peter Van Rossum
Penelope is a 20+ year old Andalusian that came to Peter and his colleagues barefoot and very sore. She had a low heel/long toe and very sensitive callus toe. EasyBoot Gloves on all four feet and proper trimming allowed her to start working again. After about eight months, her owner wanted to take her to the next level, and the EasyShoe Performance seemed to be the best option. This was the first application, and six weeks later, she is still in the shoe and ready for her second set.
2nd Place: Lyndsay Poole
This is Lyndsay's 12-year old off the track Thoroughbred, Garwin, and they he is an Eventers. He is a very active horse, and needs the added protection of the Easyshoe Performance to stay sound. Previously, he used Easyboot Gloves, but Garwin loves his Easyshoes: this is his third set.
3rd Place: Mario Gargiulio
Pearl is a teenaged Paint mare, previously shod in metal for most of her life. She had a bleeding crack and was short strided with a toe-first landing when Mario and Sossity started trimming her a couple of years ago. She was diagnosed with navicular disease as well as bilateral fusing hocks and possible insulin resistance. She has upright 'halter style' conformation. She has been in a wide variety of hoof protection since they took her on, including casting, Trails, Gloves and Back Country boots as well as Epona shoes. She has a lot of heart, and tries everything for her owner, but she has challenging feet and multiple related issues. Pearl loves her EasyShoes. She's soundly ridden in them in the arena and on the trails 4-5 days a week. She's a good girl and owned by a friend of thiers, so they decided to have a little fun with the shoe and some Califonia-style modification!
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