Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Renegades are Here!

UPS, FedEx - neither one can ever deliver stuff right! Luckily the neighbors are trustworthy -we are related to the majority of them. They left my boots on my in-laws porch, not mine, so my father-in-law brought them over this afternoon.

If I get a chance today I'll try them on Arabee this afternoon and post some photos up here. Can't wait!


I headed out and put the Renegades on Arabee's fronts. SOOOO easy!! It took as long to pick out her hoof as it did to put the boot completely on. This is impressive too - it was 15 degrees out and snowy, and I had my super thick and awkward insulated gloves on.

I let her out of her stall, and had her walk around a bit in them. They didn't phase her - no reaction to the boots at all! She slipped a little bit - but I am 90% sure she would have slipped anyway - thick layer of ice covered by drifting snow tends to be slippery barefoot or in shoes or in boots!!

Taking them off was a little more difficult because I had taken my gloves off to work the camera and take some pictures for you in blog-land! My fingers were very stiff and cold, and didn't want to move anymore. It was a little difficult to get my frozen fingers to loosen the velcro strap, but really it wouldn't have been an issue in normal temperatures.

Here's a few pictures, sorry they're a little dark - I got outside as quick as I could, but what can you do about these long winter nights? It will be interesting to see how they hold up for riding! I'm sure they'll be fine, but I do have to wonder if they're so easy to put on and off, how hard will it be for her to lose one? We'll be finding out soon, I suppose!


Anonymous said...

Good. I want to see how they look. I really should buy some. Just need to find the $$.

Michelle Detmer

Christine said...

PRETTY!! :) Bet you're itching to get on & ride now! Keep us updated-

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