An endurance riding competition is not the only activity that works well for showcasing many of the EasyCare products, but it does show what extremes can be achieved using our products. Now that the four EasyShoe models are available throughout our distribution network, with more shipping out this week from our Tucson office, we are seeing some success stories around the world. Just last weekend, horses in EasyShoes won top awards at the Antelope Island Endurance Ride near Salt Lake, Utah. The riders appreciate the flexion the shoe allows within the hoof capsule, both laterally and vertically.
Farrier Ernest Woodward applying an EasyShoe Performance N/G.
On day one of the 50-mile event, Rusty Toth and Ripper won the 50-mile event in just under five hours. On his fronts, Ripper was wearing EasyShoe Performance N/Gs that were glued with two nails applied to the front quarters of each shoe. On his hinds, Ripper wore Easyboot Gloves.
Rusty and Ripper approaching the 30-mile vet-check.
Christoph Schork on CStar and Rori Tehan on Dunny tied for first place on the two-day 100-mile event at the same location. Both horses had EasyShoe Performance N/Gs applied on their front feet and Easyboot Glue-Ons applied on their back feet. Dunny also won the Best Condition Award.
CStar and Dunny approaching the vet check on Day 2 at the Antelope Island 100-mile event.
There are three things you should know about the EasyShoe:
- Get educated! There are three upcoming EasyShoe Clinics still to come as part of the national tour of clinics presented by EasyCare in association with Daisy Haven Farm and Anatomy of the Equine. Designed to cater to horse owners, trimmers and farriers alike, this course reviews anatomy of the lower leg, various application methods using glue or nails, as well as the best tips and tricks to make application successful. The next clinic takes place May 16-18 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- There is more product in stock. Our distribution center in Tucson, Arizona is stocked up on EasyShoe. You should be able to get exactly what you need.
- A bigger size is coming! The EasyShoe Performance and Performance N/G will be coming in size 5 – we expect to receive product by the end of May 2014. Size 5 accommodates hoof sizes summarized in the table below:
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.