I have been doing a bunch of riding with a new EasyCare hoof boot concept on my horses left side and a couple non EasyCare hoof boots on the right side of my horse. I try to ride in and study the other hoof boots on the market to see what we can do better and get ideas for EasyCare products.
One of the boots that I have been putting miles on has some neat design features but also has some major drawbacks. On a recent ride after a couple water crossings I lost both boots. One boot was gone and the other boot came up my horses leg and was aggressively attached around the pastern. It took a great deal of strength and force to get the boot removed. My horse was not happy.
The EasyCare concept boots were still in place. In addition to a totally new concept we are also testing a couple changes to the Epic. We are working on a new rear gaiter design and also an improved buckle. Both changes look very promising.