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August 16, 2013

Yeah Baby! Vipers in the bag!

The nasty rub just shoved me on over the edge.  Journey's got bright orange Vipers ordered for those back hooves.   If those fly and I think they will...Soon as I can we will have them on the fronts.

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  2. The vipers are out for public purchase?

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  3. They are not available on the website and I did have to do a little pleading and pull the base narrow interfereing on the hind card to get them....I might have mentioned a certain Renegade blogger sent me as well *LOL* But I indeed got a pair of Vipers for her hinds. Expect to have them delivered by the end of the coming week.

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  4. Her rub was all crusty this evening. It appears to be drying out, and I have hopes of being able to boot by the end of next week. My only underlying worry is her tendency to get sloppy with her hinds and interfere. I have noted that her movement seems "cleaner" in the Renegades. She moves kind of goobery in her Gloves. I think the difference is in the heel captivator which frees the hoof to flex below the fetlock naturally. Surprisingly though, the Renegades weigh more, but she seems to step out in them, so away we go...

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  5. Great news can't wait to hear more

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  6. I forget Jacke, why are you booting? Do you go to rides that are rocky? Have you tried long rides barefoot? We just did a 30 barefoot. There's probably 4 spots for a total of 2 miles of it that are gravel with no way around, and he very slowly picks his way thru it, but no problems pounding on the 29 miles of the dirt and grass trails. This trail also has tons of high tree roots to walk/trot/stumble over and I would worry that boots would make the trail harder for the horse.

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  7. On dirt track I don't bother to boot. We are pointing at a ride where they've recently dumped gravel all over the place on service roads and trails. Journey walks SO SLOW that it eats our time and the only way I can make time is to keep on trotting over these kind of places. We've been working at transitioning her since we got her two years ago. Have doubled hoof wall thickness which was paper thin, but she has not developed great concavity and is pretty sensitive over rock. Wish she had hooves like the Phebes! Since we've got the adjustment done on the first pair of Renegades I've been really happy with the result. All kinds of trouble with my Gloves which we used for so long. The boots do indeed create stumbling issues of roots, rocks and such. Especially with a horse that barely clears the ground with each step :/

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  8. Sounds like booting is certainly called for then with those kind of surfaces. My horse too doesn't have alot of lift to his steps. He definitely stumbles over roots when he has his boots on. I think he knows exactly how high to lift his leg to clear something (likes to "conserve energy" maybe?) and the extra little bit of boot throws it all off. Only once did I have a rub with the EB Gloves. It was at a rock/sand ride in Wisconsin. At the halfway point I should have pulled the gaiters down and checked -- the inside of the gaiter was all sandy and rubbed a smiley-face mark on the front of his pastern.

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