Submitted by Leah Cain, Team Easyboot 2015 Member
Most recently I have had a few people say, how do you do it all? How do you have time? It can be done people.
To give you the back story; I am an avid endurance rider that works 45-50 hrs per week, is a mom of a two year old, married, home with acreage and 9 horses to take care of. Yep, it can be done.
I live in the mountains of Colorado and I have heard so many times "I just don't have time to deal with boots!" Well, I am here to tell you, with all the great advancements, it is so worth it.
EasyCare has so many great products, why wouldn't you let your horse be as natural as can be and boot when neccessary? I was preparing for a ride with a friend, talking over this very subject and she timed my application of the boots. It took no more than ten minutes. Is your horse's health and well being worth ten more minutes in your day? For me the answer is absolutely YES! My horses have better recoveries, less injury and better, stronger hooves since I have gone barefoot and booted. Not to mention how much money I have saved. When you pay for a trim or do it yourself (like I do) and boot when needed, you can save quite a bit. For me, these boots seem to last about 300-400 miles. I have heard of people getting more out of them. When I was paying someone to shoe my horses with steel, no matter how far you ride, you reset or get new shoes every six to eight weeks. When I was competeing heavily in steel shoes, I was going thru steel every 150 miles or so depending on the course. When I did the math, it seemed to be a no brainer.
A cool new advancement in the world of hoof booting is the arrival of the EasyShoe. For those of you wanting to keep shoes on your horses, consider the EasyShoe. It is a shoe that can be glued or nailed on, expands with hoof growth and the natural expansion and contraction of the hoof in motion. EasyCare has so many great options, you should give it a try.