As this year's riding season comes to an end, many members of Team Easyboot 2012 have been reflecting on their experiences over the past year. One thing I can say for certain is it's been a great year for Easyboots! One illustration of this is the Fall 2012 edition of The Horse's Hoof, which features EasyCare's marketing director Kevin Myers riding "Far" in Easyboot Glue-Ons. The Horse's Hoof was created in 2000 by professional trimmer James Welz and his wife Yvonne Welz. For over a year, the quarterly magazine's 32 pages have been printed in full color in addition to being available online as a PDF. This magazine features articles from various practioners and owners as well as industry leaders such as Jaime Jackson, Dr. Robert Bower, Dr. Hiltrud Strasser, Pete Ramey and KC La Pierre. What I find most interesting about this magazine is they do not hesitate to publish varied and sometimes contradictory viewpoints on hoof care. It's a great resource for both horse owners and trimmers.

The Horse's Hoof Fall 2012

Kevin Myers on the Fall 2012 issue of The Horse's Hoof. Photo by Lynne Glazer.

In this issue, Kevin discusses Barefoot-Booted Horses and the Tevis Cup. The Tevis Cup is considered to be the toughest 100-mile horse ride in the world and this year the first four horses to cross the finish line were all in Easyboot Glue-Ons. EasyCare's owner, Garrett Ford, finished first on The Fury followed by Lisa Ford and Cyclone, Kevin Myers and Auli Farwa, and Rusty Toth and Farrabba – who was awarded the Haggin Cup for best condition of the top 10 finishers. Some of the other articles featured in the Fall 2012 issue are: Successful Barefoot Police Horses, Navicular and Entheseophytes on the Coffin Bone, Learning Abrasive Trimming, and The Healthy Hoof. The annual subscription is only $25 for US residents, a bargain for such a diverse and informative magazine.

Garrett and The Fury

Garrett Ford and The Fury finished first at the 2012 Tevis Cup. Photo by Judith Moore.

Alayna Wiley

Alayna Wiley, EasyCare CSR

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As one of the customer service representatives, I am happy to help get your horse into the right boots. I have plenty of hands on experience since my horses have been barefoot and booted since 2003.