Friday, August 3, 2007
New Hoof Boot Design
My friend Stuart Porter is an incredible inventor and is always looking to improve the design of hoof boots... he also has a horse that gets sore heel bulbs in just about all the current hoof boots on the market. The regular Easyboots work great, but they don't stay on well unless you use foam which is a mess to deal with. So Stuart designed a modified strap that goes behind the pastern while keeping the heel bulbs free. Also, we custom fit the boots with the Easyfoam that permanently sticks to the inside of the boot. We produced a set of boots for my horse, Feather, this week and I have been testing them out. One fell off on my first ride, but I found it and I am going to try it a bit tighter next time. Here are some photos.