Five Basics to Successful Booting: Number 4

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#4: A Good Fit; A Bad Fit - How to Tell if the Boot Really FitsYou can't fudge the fitting process and still expect the boots to work for you. If you don't go through...

Retained Soles: Stop Polishing a Turd

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Only a month ago, my filly was still cannon-deep in fresh powder.Summer brings hard-packed, baked-clay earth that chips off flares and wears out toes. Fall brings mud and no abrasion and leaves frogs soggy...

Easyboots for the Treatment of Sub-Solar Abscesses

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Submitted by Tim CarnesI want to make clear that my views and treatments here are my own and may not agree with that of many veterinarians and or other hoof care practitioners. I have,...

Dealer of the Month: Ida Hammer

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Based in Congerville, Illinois, Ida Hammer has owned horses for 40 years and has been involved with every kind of equine activity. Her family had racing Quarter horses in the late 70s and early...

It’s Getting Hot

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No, not discussing politics. Sorry to disappoint you if you expect a juicy commentary. Not talking about the upcoming summer temperatures. Actually talking about a killer heat. And no, not discussing global warming either.Rather...

How to Use Easyboot Epics Successfully

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EasyCare currently offers numerous options for your horse's hoof protection such as the Easyboot Glove, the Easyboot Glove Back Country and the Easyboot Trail to name a few. All of these boots are wonderful choices, but...

I Have a Hoof Fetish

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The horse has a natural pulley system in its leg. It uses the bone pivot of its fetlock and lower pastern, along with the help of its ligaments to take the brunt of its...

Giving Your Horse a Wedgie

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Some people look at “wedges” and get a bad taste in their mouth.“Why?!” What horse would ever need those? They look so alien! How can wedging a hoof “help” the lower limb? What is...

Stowaway Packs for Orienteering Rides

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Submitted by Pascale Winckler, Team Easyboot 2015 MemberI am a French orienteering competition rider (TREC). In competition, the required equipment is:Medical list: strips, antibacterial, scissors, compresses. Security list: reflective band (for the horse), yellow...

I Do Know Sik’em!

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Submitted by Karen Bumgarner, Team Easyboot 2015 MemberWhen I was a youngster, a great friend of mine, Dan Petrequin, would tell us "You girls don't know sik 'em!", whenever we'd really mess up. It...