It’s been one year since I was initiated to the hoof boot world and joined the EasyCare Team. Since then, I’ve had extraordinary opportunities that I only dreamed of before my move to Durango. This year, in particular, has been a wonderful year to reflect on and recognize the achievements of the 2014 riding season.

I’m grateful for the experiences that were provided to me while I grew up in Michigan. Northeast lower Michigan offers some of the most picturesque views, especially this time of year. My mom and I enjoyed the after-work/school trail rides for an hour or so before dark and the occasional 1 – 2 day weekend trips.


I didn’t know there was such thing as “riding fit” until my first experience in the saddle of a horse that was beginning training for the endurance season ahead. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been on a long ride before that caused some aches and pains. This time, however, wasn’t comparable.

For the first duration of the ride, I think I looked something like this:

And by the end of the ride, maybe a bit more like this:


The entire ride was surreal to a newcomer to the breathtaking scenery of Durango. I was on exceptionally talented equine athletes and in the company of exceptionally talented riders. When you’re in good company, with good horses, and stunning scenery, the emotion washes into you like a great big wave: “this is why we ride”, this is where “horse crazy” fills your heart.


Why do you ride? Share your riding season stories with EasyCare. We love to hear your adventures.  Happy riding!

Mariah Reeves

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Customer Service

As one of the customer service representatives, I am happy to help get your horse into the right boots. I promote holistic methods of equine care and will assist you with finding the perfect fit for horse and rider.