This is my 14-year-old OTTB mare, Ellie.
In December, 2020, she lost 50% of her hoof wall and all of her non-sensitive sole structure in an incident involving vet negligence.
She was unable to walk. She had to be on high-dose painkillers and complete stall rest. I was using dental impression material, pads, and wraps on her hooves. We tried a hoof boot made by another brand, but they just weren’t making her any more comfortable. I started to fear the worst. The bone inside her hoof had shifted a few degrees medially/laterally, and I worried we wouldn’t be able to do anything to help her.
I actually found a video about the Easyboot Cloud on YouTube one night when I was searching for anything that’d mean I didn’t have to give up on her.
I ordered a pair of Easyboot Clouds for her, and they made all the difference.
Her traditional, under-run, flat Thoroughbred hooves actually started to grow heels. She was able to trot out for the first time, and then her first canter came less than a year into it all. She was able to enjoy life again.
These Easyboot Clouds have now been through 14 months of daily use. They’re a little worse for wear now, but they’re still holding up. We plan to transition to a pair of Easyboots we can use for riding soon.
I don’t know what life would have looked like for this mare without the Easyboot Cloud. I don’t know if it’s the pads, the boots, or a combination of the two, but whatever it is, this boot is truly a game-changer for injuries. I will be keeping them on hand for any laminitic episodes, bruises, or any other hoof-related issue that comes our way in the future.