Did you hear that the Easyboot Trail was awarded Horse Journal’s Best Buy in 2012?

The Easyboot Trail has been designed specifically for the pleasure and trail rider. In other words, the Trail is for light and medium mileage riders who ride up to twenty five miles per week.

The 25-mile designation is not a scientific one and has nothing to do with the Trail’s durability. Depending on the horse and riding conditions, the Trail should last between 300-500 miles. But, just as you would not run a marathon race in hiking boots, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t run a marathon in hiking boots – you just wouldn’t be real comfortable. The size, shape and weight of a hiking boot is designed for a different purpose. This is also true of the Easyboot Trail, which is designed specifically for the pleasure and trail rider.

The Easyboot Trail is built on the G2 chassis, so it offers that same superb traction; however, the Trail is easier to put on and take off because there is no internal webbing strap and no back buckle strap. It is also lighter weight, sleeker and is sold in singles.

Which brings me to the fact that the Trail is sold individually, the boots are not left or right specific, it’s available in eleven sizes so the Trail should fit most breeds, it is comfortable and lightweight, it is the easiest boot in the whole world to put on and take off and requires no hand strength.

The Easyboot Trail also doubles as a therapy boot. It will help your horse recover from abscesses, hoof injuries, founder, navicular disease, puncture and sole bruises. The Trail cannot be used as a soaking boot (it has three drainage holes), but your horse can be turned out in the Trail.

You need to give your horse time to adjust to wearing the Trail. The first time out, start out by just walking out for about a half hour. Check to make sure there are no rubs or chafing and then gradually increase the duration and distance. Too much too soon can lead to chafing. If you need them, EasyCare gaiters are sold separately as an accessory.

In case you couldn’t tell, the Trail is my favorite boot. I have arthritis in my hands and these boots don’t require any hand strength, so it’s easy for me to do fittings. I used to chase barrels and such; however, I decided to slow it down a tad. I ride a retired rodeo horse, Big Red, and we like to go out for a couple hours, enjoy the sunshine and take in the scenery. If you are like me, the Trail is a perfect boot for you.

Dee Reiter