How to Succeed at Tevis: Surround Yourself with Winners!

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Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah WinfreyLisa and I cross the finish line 1st and 2nd at Tevis Cup! I didn't sleep much the week before the 2012...

The Fury: From Hell-Fire Horse to Endurance Champion

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When he was a three-year-old, Arabian "The Fury" changed hands for the third time at the bargain price of $100. It may well have saved him from a bullet.Angela and her husband had recently...

Boot Evolution

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I grew up around horses, and never heard of Easyboots until last year. I got my first Arabian and fulfilled my life's dream to ride endurance. The first year we competed, Buffy had metal...

Teaching Tailing the Easy Way

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Riding and competing on mountain rides is more enjoyable for horse and rider. Horses can use their muscles in different ways and perform therefore overall better than compared with rides over only flat ground....

Foreign Field Notes

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Submitted by Christoph Schork of Global Endurance Training CenterVisiting new countries is always such a treat for me; meeting new people, new cultures and tasting local food never loses its fascination. Although my travels...

4 Lessons Learned From the 2012 Big Horn 100

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There are four lessons to remember when embarking on the transition to a barefoot/booted protocol for your horse. As I rode a horse through his first 100 at Big Horn last weekend, each of...

Life After Tevis (a.k.a. “I got Pulled and it Sucked!”)

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The gun shook in my trembling hands. Sweat began to bead on my forehead. I took a deep breath and closed my eyes for a moment. When I opened them, Stella was gazing at...

Amanda Washington Reports on the Dynamite Dash 50 in Scottsdale

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Submitted by Amanda Washington of Middleton, IDI had the amazingly generous opportunity to ride one of Garrett's horses, Belesemo Inferno, in the 50 at the Dynamite Dash endurance ride put on by Rusty Toth...

Mission Accomplished: NV Derby, Phase I of the NASTR* Triple Crown

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* NASTR = Nevada All State Trail RidersUno has been trying out some of his new-found confidence recently. It's good to see him blossoming into a "brave horse" (read "a horse that doesn't have a...

NATRC proposed rule chages to allow hoof boots with gaiters!

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EasyCare had the opportunity to speak at the NATRC National Board Meeting in Reno, Nevada over the February 18th weekend.  We were asked to show the board members the new hoof boot styles that...