ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: hoof protection questions

Re: hoof protection questions

Pat Fredrickson (patfred@snowcrest.net)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 10:40:47 -0800


I wondered when Easycare would get in on this. Thanks for the info on the
putty knife, but the screwdriver works great for me & doubles for a hoof
pick out on the trail to remove large rocks that are stuck tight. I once
straightened a hoof pick trying to remove a rock.

Natural Horse Handling Rope Halters

-----Original Message-----
From: easycare@primenet.com <easycare@primenet.com>
To: Pat Fredrickson <patfred@snowcrest.net>
Date: Monday, December 22, 1997 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: hoof protection questions

>Although we generally recommend your run-of-the-mill large flat head
>screwdriver, a know of some people who say that a putty knife works
>great. I have tried the putty knife myself, and found it to be too
>flexible, but some people swear by it. I have always found the same,
>"pry bar," type method that you describe to be the best. As long as you
>are making sure that the tip of the screwdriver is all the way down and
>touching the bottom of the boot, then there is almost no risk of taking a
>chunk out of the hoof wall. Using a screwdriver I can usually have a
>boot off in 30 seconds to a minute (about 5 minutes for a foamed on
>boot), and I usually only have to loosen up one side of the boot, and
>then I can just pull the boot straight off with my hand.
>I think it sounds like you already know what you are doing with the
>boots, but if you do have any questions, give us a call at (800) 447-8836.
>Ryder Hartley @ EasyCare

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