Submitted by EasyCare Product Specialist and Hoof Care Practitioner, Jean Welch.
As the saying goes, "When life gives you lemons make lemonade." That is exactly what I did with the EasyCare Pastern Wraps.
As most people who work outdoors, I wear work boots about 95% of the time. My work boots are my favorite footwear, providing me with comfort, protection and support. I guess I must be narrow based, because my feet "interfered" or brushed against each other as I was walking to the car and the double-knot bow of my laces somehow hooked into my other boot’s speed lacing hook causing me to trip and fall.
As a result of this fall, I broke the 5th metacarpal in my left hand.
Being left-handed, this set me back considerably, as I work with my hands every day. It was frustrating as anyone who has ever injured their dominant hand can attest. Simply brushing one’s teeth with their weak hand can be challenging. I swore I would never let this happen again, so I came up with a way to prevent it and I’d like to share this handy tip so the same thing doesn’t happen to you. I dug out an old pair of EasyCare Pastern Wraps and snipped off the velcro at the bottom.
I slid them onto my "pasterns" (ankles). I then put my boots on, tied up the laces, and folded the pastern wraps down over the laces.
Viola! They stay in place, are comfortable, and I personally think they look kinda cool.
What creative ideas can YOU think of to use EasyCare products?
Originally from New England, I finally heeded the advice of my inner cowgirl, packed up my horses and moved west to Arizona. Here I learned the finer points of hoofcare and successful booting techniques. I can help you select the right EasyCare product for your specific needs.