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Re: RC: Stuck on Easy Boots
In a message dated 4/16/99 7:41:04 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Well, the good news is that the easy boots lasted like a charm. The bad
is that I thought I was going to have to chop off my horse's feet in order to
get the boots off. Thanks to the person who created the web sites for the
warning about whqt to expect, by the way, or I would still be slumped to the
ground in my pasture in hysterics.
I laughed out loud when I read your post. I used an easy boot (without foam,
even) on a yearling filly who had stepped on a nail and needed her hoof
wrapped. It was on there for a couple of days and then it was time to change
the dressing. I think I came up with some new swear words while trying to
get that sucker off. I pushed, pulled and contorted myself and that filly
trying to remove the boot. Sweat was rolling off of me (the filly seemed
quite content to munch her grain and glance at me occasionally--probably
wondering what her silly human was up to THIS time). I even tried crying,
but that didn't work either. Finally, an idea struck me (they come slowly,
but they do come) and I got a screw driver and used it to pry those little
metal jobbers away from her hoof and the easy boot literally fell off. I
collapsed on the ground in relief, barely had the strength to reapply the
dressing and put the dang boot back on (remembered the screw driver the next
time though). Probably with the foam, the screwdriver trick won't work.
There must be a perfectly logical, easy way to remove those suckers, so I'll
look forward to seeing what the rest of Ridecamp suggests (I'm probably gonna
feel silly when I find out how EASY they are to remove!).
Sylvia -- If it's easy, I can MAKE it difficult
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