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Re: [RC] EASY BOOT BARES - Dream Weaver

Hi Marta: I always cut the heelstraps out. The Bare needs to be a good fit for the horse though, so some horses need to have the heelstrap left in.

I always take the plastic covers off, flatten the teeth and cover with duct tape too.

I've done rides where I left the heelstrap in on one front bare, and on one hind bare, then had it cut out on one front bare and one hind bare -- and could not tell any difference. So for my horse at least, the strap isn't necessary.

Hope that helps! Karen

At 11:54 AM 7/16/2006, you wrote:
despite of all the instructions out there, i wasn't able to get the heel strap up over my mare's heel bulbs when using the bares. even when i thought i did, i didn't. and forget getting them adjusted. if adjusted i didn't stand a chance w/ the heel strap.
so on my trimmer's advice i cut the heel straps out like i used to in epics. haven't tried them yet while riding but i can get the boots adjusted much better.
my trimmer was surprised to hear that cutting of the heel strap is no longer recommended in bares. her clients use epics (and so does she) and they all cut the heel straps out. we were wondering what makes bares different than bares w/ re to straps. i know you karen did not cut the straps out on your bares, right?



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