Change, NATRC and EasyCare Hoof Boots

I had the opportunity to speak at the Region 3 NATRC Convention over the past weekend in Taos, New Mexico.  NATRC is looking at a possible (probable) rule change that will allow hoof boots with gaiters that go above the hairline.  I gave all those who attended some background on hoof boots and how they have evolved over the years.  In addition I shared the impressive results of the Easyboot Glove and Easyboot Glue-On during the 2009 AERC season.  It looks like the rule change will go through and NATRC riders will have the ability to use boots with gaiters during the 2011 season.  To add a bit of incentive I agreed to offer NATRC the same "Give Back" sponsorship we are currently doing for AERC. 

I also had the opportunity to go back to the original EasyCare building that was located in Pojoaque, NM.  The visit brought back some great memories and really showed how much progress we have made as a company. 

The old EasyCare building. (1969-1995)                                           The current EasyCare building.

The street is now named after Dr. Neel Glass.  

The NATRC weekend was a good example of much EasyCare and hoof care have changed in the last 40 years.  Rule changes like the one that is still in the works for NATRC are good examples of the change that is still ahead. 

Garrett Ford


President & CEO

I have been President and CEO of EasyCare since 1993. My first area of focus for the company is in product development, and my goal is to design the perfect hoof boot for the barefoot horse.

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