Uno Does Bridgeport

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Well, we finished...with 7 minutes to spare. It wasn't *exactly* the ride I was hoping for but we completed nevertheless. Once again, flexibility came into play and if the conditions dictated that we wait...

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...

A Post Card From Cooley Ranch Rides 2011

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Submitted by Crysta TurnageWow. Where to even begin? A huge thank you to EasyCare and Ride Management for the Cooley Ranch Rides for the opportunity to win a ride entry. I'm so glad I...

Old Dogs & New Tricks

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I have over 9,000 miles of successful endurance riding over the past 30+ years. My AERC number is 176. I have always used metal shoes and had Easyboots or Gloves for emergencies only. I...

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...

A Hoof Perspective: AERC and AHA National Championship 2011

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Fort Stanton in New Mexico hosted the 2011 AERC National Championships.  The Bootmeister riding past the famous Fort Stanton Cemetery during the 100 mile Championship race. For many years, Roger Taylor had hosted a 6 day...

Face Your Fear

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There are countless things in life that we come face to face with that scare us. Many of us will turn away in the face of that fear and stay with what is familiar,...

The Elite Team

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Tevis is arguably the most prestigious and toughest endurance race in the world. Even people who have never heard of the sport endurance riding have heard of the Tevis. The ride is being followed...

Summer Success in Endurance Events and Questions to Ponder

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A successful summer so far?2014 Vermont 100 Endurance Ride.  Meg Sleeper and Syrocco Cadence win the Vermont 100 using the EasyShoe Performance.  "The best part about them was on the road. We had several...

Part 2 of Triple Crown (In Which Fergus Gets Boots Glued to His Feet)

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In late May it was time for Part 2 of our Triple Crown attempt - NASTR 75 endurance ride. Typically, I don't bother gluing on boots for 50 mile rides, but when the distance...