I got home from the Mt. Carmel XP to find Ricky Bobby still quite sore after shedding his sole a little more than a week ago. Rather than putting Easyboot Gloves back on him, I’m using this week’s post as an excuse to show the application process of the Easyboot Glue-Ons.

I’m applying the boots to add a level of comfort for the horse for the next week to ten days. The Goober Glue under the sole acts as a comfort pad: it remains soft even when it has set up. The Adhere around the shell wall helps keep the boot in place during the six-hour timeframe it takes for the Goober Glue to set up completely.

More and more people are trying the glue-on boots, especially at multi-days and 100-mile events. Some people think it is too complicated to do it themselves. Others seem not to be using a gluing protocol that is necessarily dependable. This video should answer some questions.

The video below is one of a few gluing options. I think it is the simplest system for gluing, but it is certainly not the only one. You can use this system if you don’t have anyone to help you. Here’s what you need:

1. Wire Brush
2. Easyboot Glue-On Shells
3. Goober Glue & Caulking Gun
4. Equi-Pak Adhere & Gun
5. Rubber Mallett

This is not an official EasyCare application video: I had challenges with the camera battery and the noise of the wind. We plan to have an official gluing video done within the next month.

Let me know if you have questions or feedback.

Kevin

Kevin Myers

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Director of Marketing

I am responsible for the marketing and branding of the EasyCare product line. I believe there is a great deal to be gained from the strategy of using booted protection for horses, no matter what the job you have for your equine partner.

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi Randy, I don’t like to leave the glue-ons on for more than ten days – and we are in the arid desert. That’s why I tend to use the glue-ons only for multi-day events or 100 mile events. That being said, I did ride one horse in two 50 mile races last week wearing only Easyboot Gloves.

    There are some riders out there who leave the boots on for weeks at a time and are having enormous success in doing so.

  2. Kevin, my question is about how long people are leaving Glue-ons on? The idea of using Gloves for training and Glue-ons for competitions is ideal for the barefoot horse. But when I hear of people leaving boots on for weeks that, to me, negates the benefits of having a barefoot horse. What are your thoughts on this?

  3. Hey Stephanie, I only put it in the frog area when apllying the glue. When he puts his foot in the boot, the GG spreads across the entire base of the boot. He has very little concavity so I did not put much in there. On horses with more concavity I use more, but I still put it only in the frog area. I’ll get a photo of a boot after it has been removed to show how the glue spreads out. Interesting data on Bermuda Hay. I guess the best way to know is to get the hay tested.

  4. Hey Kevin, I was wondering why you didn’t put goober glue in the whole glue on shell for support of entire sole of RiBo’s hoof, being that he is sole sore from recently shedding sole? I was under the impression that even w/ the gloves or glue on’s that sole suport was still necessary, in the form of thin pad or goober glue, to avoid peripheal overload. Also, on another subject,I just read an article from Holistic Horse magazine that listed starch contents in various types of hay. Interestingly enough, bermuda hay, which many people feed thier horses has twice as much starch as Timothy, Orchard grass and alfalfa hay’s. So bermuda doesn’t look like such a good idea to feed to horses w/ metabolic issues. Look it up and tell me what you think. Have a great day. Your bootlegging friend, Stephanie