Artistry, Tanya’s beloved 17 year old thoroughbred gelding, was diagnosed with pedal osteitis and navicular changes last July. In order to recover and return back to dressage, the vets recommended metal shoes to provide the necessary support, but Tanya believed that Artistry’s hoof problems were the result of traditional steel shoeing and she was averse to their suggestions.
Tanya developed her own rehabilitation regime and started with the Old Mac’s G2 boots with EasyCare Comfort Pads to provide comfort and protection while Arty was on turn out for 12 hours of the day. It wasn’t long before Tanya watched Artistry become paddock sound.
Tanya connected with Duncan McLaughlin, a very skilled hoof care and equine massage practitioner near Bodalla, Australia. He provided the EasyShoe Performance N/G to Tanya. She then located an adept nearby farrier to apply them. The farrier was impressed, Tanya was pleased, and Arty was comfortable.
The next day, Artistry and Tanya attended a local dressage clinic. Following the clinic, Tanya and Artistry achieved two 3rd placings in their preliminary dressage event, even though they had compromised a significant amount of training time during recovery. The following week, Tanya and Artistry snagged a 1st and 2nd placing to take home.
At home, Arty charges around the paddock like a young thoroughbred in his EasyShoe Performances. Please contact EasyCare for more information on the new EasyShoes.
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.