One of the biggest things I've learned about the hoof boot business in the last 25 years is that it doesn't matter what works for me. What matters is what works for the customer. I personally love the 2016 Easyboot Glove and the robust gaiter. I've done 99% of my riding in the 2016 Glove and think it's the best boot in the EasyCare hoof boot line. Although I love the 2016 Easyboot Glove, many of our customers have requested we bring back features of past Easyboot Glove models. Based on these requests, we have brought back many of the requested features in the Easyboot Glove Soft.
Easyboot Glove Soft in testing
Orders have been placed and we are expecting our first shipment in mid February. The Easyboot Glove Soft will be available in both regular and wide versions. The difference between the 2016 Easyboot Glove and the Easyboot Glove Soft is all in the gaiter. The requested features include:
1. "Bring back the elastic support". Many of our customers found the elastic support at the back easier to fit.
The rear support of the Easyboot Glove Soft gaiter is elastic.
2. "Bring back the wider hook and loop closure". Many of our customers found the wider hook and loop more secure. The Easyboot Glove Soft has 1 1/2 wide hook and loop.
1 1/2 inch hook and loop closure.
3. "Introduce a gaiter that can fit large and small circumference pasterns". The gaiter features a great deal more flexibility in fit. The gaiter should overlap even on a large boned horse.
Gaiters should overlap!
The Easyboot Glove Soft incorporates the feedback of many and continues to use the standard and wide shells that everyone loves. Between the 2016 Easyboot Glove and the Easyboot Glove Soft, we feel confident more performance horse owners will be happy and have more options.
We hope you will like the new requested features.
I have been President 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.