Kevin asked me if I’d write something for the EasyCare blob and I said I only would if I could talk about boots, warts n’ all.

My take is that people need to be secure in the knowledge that when things aren’t going smoothly "as seen on TV", they aren’t alone. There is often trial and error involved with booting and no, you aren’t a freak, you just need to understand that you live in the real world of badly behaved, muddy horses, ones that deliberately stand on your foot when you’re trying to boot the front end, and poop on your back when you’re trying to boot the rears.

It should also be pointed out that it doesn’t matter what you think is going to happen – boot fit-wise – or what your friends tell you will happen, it doesn’t work the same way for every horse.