I’m Going To Hell

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After over 20 years in the horse business and making protective hoof wear for horses I've finally been told by a horse owner via e-mail that "You're going to hell".My decline and direction toward...

All About Heels

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What does it actually mean, that often heard advice by farriers and hoof trimmers, natural, bare and otherwise:"Trim your horses heels to the widest part of the frog!"Easy, just do it!What is the importance...

Minimizing Hoof Capsule Distortion: How Minor Matters?

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When laminae is healthy and the attachment between bone and hoof strong, the foot will maintain a compact form, without distortion. A healthy hoof will fit tightly around the coffin bone and other healthy...

Gluing On The Ghetto Way – An Alternative for The Slight of Hand

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This blog should peek the interest of Easyboot users like me; you use a lot of Gloves, you love using Glue-On boots and are comfortable gluing boots on on a regular basis with assistance,...

Shocking, But True

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I took my small herd of four horses barefoot in June 2009. As the years begin to add up, I become more and more impressed by the mechanics of the hoof once allowed to...

Mueller’s Tape, Power Straps and Pantyhose

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What do these items have in common? They are great for improving minor fit issues but they are not miracle workers. Just as pantyhose will not allow you to squeeze into a dress that...

Easyboots to the Rescue

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Talk about coincidences. I received an email from Maggy after helping her to size her horse, D, for the Easyboot Trail. "What would your recommendation be for D's two year old Boa boots? He...

De-Booting, Post Event (In Which I Hardly Swear At All)

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Whilst I'll happily use Gloves for any endurance ride up to 50 miles, using Glue-ons for longer distances seems preferable - no worries about any potential rubs or losing boots. Typically, I like to get the Glue-Ons off...

Riding and Thinking, Thinking and Riding

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This year has been a bit different than years past. I started the year with three horses who had never done an endurance ride, and while the season isn't nearly done yet, things are...

Hat to Hoof – A Vintage Perspective

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Submitted by Jennifer WaitteWhen I started competing in endurance riding in Arizona in 1989, no one wore helmets. On a rare occasion I would see someone in a helmet, which I mistook as a...