Old Mac's G2 in All Its Accessory Glory

The Old Mac's G2 is a time tested and proven riding boot that is one of the most popular boots in the Pleasure Riding line up. We have success stories from turn-out use, to jumping, to Mounted Police Divisions with this boot.    

Another thing that makes this boot so popular with customers is that it comes with optional gaiters and has additional accessories available to perfect the fit and improve comfort. We know that accessories can sometimes be a mystery if you are new to booting, so we put together the video below to let you know how you can improve performance with your Old Mac's G2s.

 
We hope you find this video helpful with all things Old Mac's G2.  As always, feel free to contact our Customer Service team with any questions about any of the boots or their accessories.  
 

Tina Ooley

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Customer Service Representative

As a member of the EasyCare Customer Service Team, I am here to assist you in fitting and choosing the best hoof protection for your horse. I believe in natural, holistic hoof care and its contribution to sound horses and happy riders.

Is It Time to Replace that Cable?

If you are using the Easyboot Epic or the Original Easyboot, then changing your cable may be something that ends up on your to-do list. While often times the cable lasts the life of the boot, there are times that it could fray, stretch, or even break. EasyCare is happy to repair your boot for you but it can also be a great DIY project that can save you some cash. 

The video below shows you how to change that cable with ease.

 

There is one part missing in our video, and that is what your cable will look like when it comes, and how you hammer on the copper crimp to make your cable a loop. 

This is how your cable replacement will come.

You will want to unravel your cable and hold the two ends together, sliding the copper cylinder over the ends. This next part is where you don't want to be dainty.  Take your cable ends with the cylinder over them and rest them on a flat surface. Then take a hammer and mash down that copper piece like you mean it.  If your crimp is not tight enough, your ends will come out, likely at an inconvenient time, and we don't want that. Make sure you've got it crimped on tight! After this step you can follow the video instructions. Your boot will be back up and running and you are ready to hit the trail, not to mention how good it feels to DIY.

Buckle It Up With the Snug Strap

We have just released our newest EasyCare accessory, The Snug Strap.  Have you heard about it?  Our customer service team wrote an informative blog, New Accessory Alert: The Easy Care Snug Straps, describing the many uses for Snug Straps.  If you are an Easyboot Trail or Glove Back Country user, this product is certainly one you should take note of because it increases the dependability of the attachment system - ideal for challenging muddy conditions that may compromise the hook and loop system.

Below is our latest Fix It Friday short video installment of the Snug Strap application, which can also be found on EasyCare's YouTube channel. The accessory is easy to install and will just add to the confidence of your ride when used with the boots mentioned above. 

You can find the Snug Straps under the Accessories tab of the EasyCare website. They are size specific, so be sure to select the Snug Strap designed for your boot size.

As always, If you have any questions about the Snug Strap or it's application, EasyCare's customer service team is here to help.

 

Changing a Glove Gaiter? No Problem

If you are considering changing an Easyboot Glove gaiter, a few insider tips will turn this into an easy task.  EasyCare uses Loctite on all the screws, but, with the right tools, that replacement should be smooth sailing. 

Here is what you will need:

  • Philips Head Screwdriver
  • Vice Grips
  • New Gaiter and Hardware

Josh shows us the removal and application process in the video below.  Take note on how he first removes the side screws and then the back.  The same is true for applying a new gaiter, attaching the sides first, and then the back.

With the removal, it may be easier to rotate the gaiter after removing the side screws so that you can get a better grip on the washer without the gaiter fabric in the way, as shown below. The red line indicates the angle at which the vice grips should be gripped. 

I hope this Fix it Friday segment helps your gaiter changing experience go smoothly.  And, as always, if you have any questions, our Customer Service Team is here to help.

EasyCare Fix It Friday: The Buckle Locking Pin

The Easyboot Epics, Original Easyboots, and the Easyboot Grips have a sidekick that may be of interest to you if you’re planning a ride where you have no time for a buckle hitting a rock and potentially popping open: the buckle locking pin.

It utilizes nearly the same mechanics as the pin on your truck hitch and is just as trustworthy.

 Rebecca demonstrates using the buckle pin below in our YouTube video from EasyCare’s YouTube channel, EasyCareVideos.

This item is an accessory, not a necessity, so EasyCare sells the pins separately on our boot accessories page. Horse’s with peculiar hoof angles that result in a tendency of the buckle to flip open can benefit greatly with this product. The pins also bring great peace of mind in rocky terrain or on a horse that tends to have hoof-to-hoof contact when moving out.
 

 

Mariah Reeves

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Customer Service

As one of the customer service representatives, I am happy to help get your horse into the right boots. I promote holistic methods of equine care and will assist you with finding the perfect fit for horse and rider.