The first time that I heard from Renee was a very desperate phone call saying that her horse, Tex, had foundered and needed some Easyboot Rx boots. She needed help with sizing and when we finished with her order, we talked further about shod versus barefoot and natural hoof care. We also talked about barefoot trimming versus a trim done by a farrier and how very different natural hoof trimming can be. I then emailed Renee with a link to Dr. Teskey’s article "Breaking Traditions" and told her that I had run like crazy and gotten her order out that same afternoon. I heard back from Renee almost immediately.
"You are the best! Thank you so much for all of your help. I can’t wait to get the boots and try them on. I just want to make my poor boy more comfortable and get him through this. The Vet did the xrays today and there is no rotation so I am a very, very happy lady. That really made my day. I will definitely do more research on the possibility of transitioning him to barefoot. I have been interested in this for a very long time. Thanks again for all of your help."
"He is still on stall rest with only 5 minutes a day of hand walking. We can go up and down the hill once a day to check his comfort levels. However, if everything works out, by next week we can start with one half hour turn outs in the round pen. I can’t thank you enough for all of your help."
I then asked if she would tell her story in my blog. I teased her and told her that we would make her and Tex famous. This is her response: "I am not looking to get famous. If something works, people need to know about it! With today’s economy, you simply can’t afford to waste money on something that doesn’t work. It is nice to spend money on something that does exactly what it says it is going to do for a change."
I heard from Renee today. "Tex and I had a GREAT weekend. I turned him out for the first time today in our little round pen. He rolled twice, then got up with a buck and a kick and a squeal. Then jogged around the ring! He moved perfect and he was as happy as could be. It is amazing how comfortable he is in his Easyboot Rx’s. We both love them!
"Tex is my 16 year old Paso Fino and the love of my life!"
When you call EasyCare, I’m one of the folks that will answer. I’m also one of the cowgirls in the group. (Heck no, I don’t show, I Rodeo!) When it comes to life’s adventures – never pull back on the reins, and remember: the world is best-viewed through the ears of a horse!