Mud and Slop at the 2009 Strawberry Fields Event.
It was June of 2009 when I really knew EasyCare had an incredible hoof boot in the Easyboot Glove. I had just returned from the Strawberry Fields Endurance Event and had an opportunity to test the Easyboot Glove in extremely muddy conditions. It had been raining for weeks and continued right through the three day event. I remember seeing the looks on peoples faces when I told them I was racing in the Easyboot Gloves. The looks and comments were consistent. “Those won’t stay on in this mud and slop” “It’s super boggy, if they stay on I’ll be impressed” “They may work if you go slow”.
I had my doubts but knew this would be the ultimate test. Conditions were sloppy and very, very wet. The video below shows Cyclone in the mud of 2009.
Not only did the Easyboot Gloves work in the difficult conditions of 2009, they helped Cyclone win back to back Best Condition awards and a first place finish on the muddiest day of the event. The 2009 results made some people really look at the Gloves.
Cyclone on the first day in 2009
The EasyCare team went back to Strawberry Fields last weekend to continue the Easyboot Glove testing and success. Lisa Ford, Kevin Myers, Sandra Fretelliere and Garrett Ford all rode horses in Easyboot Gloves. Debbie Schweibert rode two days in Easyboot Glue-Ons. On the first day of the event 10 of the top 11 horses were in Easyboot Gloves and Easyboot Glue-Ons. The first place horse was fitted in Easyboot Glue-Ons, the Best Condition horse was in Easyboot Gloves and the High Vet Score horse was also in Easyboot Gloves. The GETC gang took won every day of the 4 day event and placed in the top 10 every day.
Conditions were a bit wet with lots of water crossings. Our gang of five horses had zero boot problems over the two days!
The Gloves looked like this most of the day.
Lots to celebrate after each day. Easyboots performed awesome. We had a blast!
President & CEO
I have been President and CEO of EasyCare since 1993. My first area of focus for the company is in product development, and my goal is to design the perfect hoof boot for the barefoot horse.