Submitted by Sally Tarbet, Team Easyboot 2015 Member
I was out checking fence yesterday on our 160 acre ranch outside of Eagle, Idaho and came across an Easyboot Glue-on that had failed a ‘minimal glue’ test. It was almost like Cinderella’s glass slipper…there it sat perfectly in the middle of one of the many horse-made trails that lead back to the barn. I cannot believe I did not find it sooner.
Part of the herd running in for breakfast.
Cinderella's Easyboot Glue-on?
The Easyboot Glue-on shell looks almost brand new...except for Cinderella’s mice must of gotten bored waiting for Prince Charming to find the “slipper” and started to chew on it. Other than the decorative scalloped edges, thanks to the little critters, the Glove Glue-on looks perfect (although not recommended for use), even after spending three summers in the intense Idaho sun. Amazing.
Since then we have perfected our Glove Glue-on process and now apply Glue-ons without any worries. Typically we have to work at getting them off, even two weeks later.
At the end of last season, I applied a pair of EasyShoe Performance N/G with the help of a farrier (the nailing part) on my bay Arab, Hawk. He loved his Performance N/G’s so much I had to use the brakes more than ever! I have never seen my boy move so nicely.
We only used four nails per EasyShoe and the shoe was one size too big (I should of used a size 1). They still stayed on solid for over eight weeks. I took them off because he needed a trim, not because they were loose. It took a lot to get them off.
My first attempt at applying a Performance N/G on Hawk.
Hawk and I cruising down the trail at Tough Sucker II, sporting his EasyShoe Performance N/G's with frog support which gives extra protection over the rocky part of the trail. Photo by Steve Bradley.