Submitted by Sally Tarbet, Team Easyboot 2016 Member

Maya, my niece, flew in from Seattle to spend a couple days of her spring break from Santa Clara University to ride with her ol’Auntie.  Yippee!

On Saturday we loaded up the horses and rode in the Eagle Foothills, in Idaho, for the afternoon.  I had just trimmed Granite so his Easyboot Gloves fit him perfectly and Hawk had his EasyShoe Sports that I glued on front his feet two weeks ago (Jump In Feet First), so the boys were ready to forge thru the muddy trails.

We took Hawk, sporting his Sports with Gloves on the hinds, and my new mare, Greta, on our first “away from home” trip.  I had fitted Greta previously with #1.5 Gloves on her front feet and #0.5’s on her hinds.  The hinds did not fit as nicely as I hoped but her feet are still in transition.  The Gloves stayed on perfectly and in place even while trotting thru the rocks at Celebration Park; though I will be adding some pink Power Straps to her hind boots this week.  I think she will eventually be in size #1’s on her front feet and the #0.5’s will fit perfectly after a few more trims.

Greta being a brave young Arabian sporting her pretty blue Gloves.

Here is one of the many remains of stone homes/foundations along the Snake River.  This home was occupied by Doc Hisom who lived at Halverson Bar for 40 years.  Doc Hisom died at the age of 94 in 1944.

On Sunday, we had a wonderful time exploring the Halverson Bar at Celebration Park, which is located in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA).  The NCA contains 500,000 acres that have been set aside for the protection of eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and other birds of prey, as well as other cultural resources.  The Halverson Lake area in the park is unique for its curving two-mile sandbar along the Snake River and its two shallow lakes nestled below the rimrock and tall sand dunes.  A hike or ride through the huge basalt melon gravel deposited by the Bonneville flood 15,000 years ago reveals petroglyphs that are 100 to 10,000 years old.  (You can read more about the Bonneville Flood here  Motorized vehicles have been prohibited in the area since 1996 to protect the natural resources.