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Re: RC: Stuck on Easy Boots

In a message dated 4/16/99 7:41:04 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< 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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