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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Draft Tack.Com

Hello! I just bought Lizzy a new Thom Thumb 6" bit at Draft Tack.Com and I wanted to give them a shout out!

Please check out their website!



EXCITING NEWS
Our Products are now going to be available in Finland. We are hoping this makes it easier for our European customers to tack their Big horses. Horse Equipment Grandeur(www.hevostarvikegrandeur.com) will be our affliate in Finland. Taija will be happy to take your order. Items should be arriving mid November. Check out her website!! If you want something from ours, please email(taija.olkkonen@netti.fi) Taija, she will be more than happy to help you. Her family also import Shires.

Thank you!! From all of us here at Drafttack.com




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Email: Drafttac@drafttack.com

Sometimes we may be a bit hard to get in touch with and we apologize. My mom and I both have foster children and sometimes their needs are great. I do infants mostly and my mom has a teenager :) It is challenging and demanding, but rewarding and they are worth it!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cowboy Boots Explained

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Ad for Tony Lama featuring custom boots made for President Harry S. Truman.Cowboy boots refer to a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys. They have a high heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft, and, traditionally, no lacing. Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but are also sometimes made from "exotic" skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, sting ray, elk, buffalo, and the like.

There are two basic styles of cowboy boots, western (or classic), and roper. The western style is distinguished by a tall boot shaft, going to at least mid-calf, with an angled "cowboy" heel, usually over one inch high. A slightly lower, still angled, "walking" heel is also common. Although western boots can be customized with a wide variety of toe shapes, the classic design is a narrowed, usually pointed, toe.

A newer design, the "roper" style, has a short boot shaft that stops above the ankle but before the middle of the calf, with a very low and squared-off "roper" heel, shaped to the sole of the boot, usually less than one inch high. Roper boots are usually made with rounded toes, but, correlating with style changes in streetwear, styles with a squared toe are seen. The roper style is also manufactured in a lace-up design which often fits better around the ankle and is less likely to slip off, but these two features also create safety issues for riding.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

IMPORTANT *** Consumer Safey

December 2008


***Consumer Product Safety Commission - Children's Items Recalled This Week***

December 04, 2008 | 04:07PM PST/PT

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall for the following items:

JCPenny recalls Arizona Newborn and Infant Denim pants due to choking hazard
Groovy Fashions and Sassy Jammies doll clothing sets recalled by Manhattan Group due to violation of the Lead Paint Standard
OKK Trading recalls Army Figure toys due to violation of the Lead Paint Standard
Meijer Inc. recalls Toddler Girl's Hat and Mitten set due to choking hazard
eBay takes recalled items very seriously, and we work closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on these issues. We encourage buyers and sellers to visit http://www.cpsc.gov (see the Recent Recalls section) for more details about the products and model numbers included in this recall. You may also wish to visit our Recalled Items policy at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/recalled.html.

For Sellers: Please check your product model numbers and refrain from listing any items that are part of this recall. Any currently listed items that are included in the recall should be ended.

For Buyers: If you believe an item you are interested in bidding on or purchasing may be part of this recall, we encourage you to use the Ask Seller a Question feature to verify.

As a service to our Community, eBay announces some product recalls, like these, when we believe the marketplace will be impacted. To stay informed about all CPSC recalls, please bookmark www.cpsc.gov and sign up to receive notices on new recalls issued by the CPSC.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sabino Canyon 7 Falls Trail

Don't let the barren space and brown tones of the desert trick you into thinking you can't find beauty in the desert. For years, well, about 35 years, I have visited Sabino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains. While there is a vendor who runs a tram through the Canyon, there are many people who hike in and out. Some of the tram drivers offer a little history of the area, the geology and the wildlife. One of my favorite hikes is 7 Falls.

Seven Falls
Santa Catalina Mountains

Total Length 7.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 3250 feet
Lowest Elevation: 2600 feet
Elevation Change: 650 feet
Difficulty Rating: C

Best Seasons: Spring Summer Fall Winter (I don't agree with summer)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Dogs: Dogs not allowed

This is a very easy and popular hike to the incredible Seven Falls. Everyone who lives in Tucson should make the trip at least once. Even though this hike is in the hot lower elevations, I list it as a summer hike because you can cool off in the pools at Seven Falls, and get your clothes wet so they keep you cool on the hike back.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

 
 
 
 
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American Southwest Culture


Beautiful Thunderbird

*Wikipedia The Thunderbird is a legendary creature in North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It's considered a "supernatural" bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and richly depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, but is also found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest and Great Plains. Thunderbirds were major components of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex of American prehistory.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Greetings etc. Trade Magazine March 2008 Tree Free Article

For a good article on Tree Free Products, Reference: Greetings etc. Magazine March/April 2008. There is a great 3 page article on Tree Free Products.

We are an authorized dealer for The Tree Free Product!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vintage Western Wear Blog

Well every once in a while a little treasure will turn up here in the Old Pueblo.
My girlfriend owns "Diamond Lil's" a Vintage Store @ El Corral the western steak house on River Road near Campbell Avenue. (Inside the restaurant are museum quality vintage western wear. Most people don't realize the extensive collection they display) Well, she has uncovered some "Stuart Romero" Cowboy Boots that we are going to sell at Cowgirl Oasis.

www.cayeusa.com a wonderful site for Artifacts and Vintage pieces has the same pair of Stuart Romero Boots for sale for over $1,000.00. If you want to see some classic Western pieces check out this site.

Also, here is a blog dedicated to Vintage Cowboy Boots:

Man In The Crowd's Vintage Cowboy Boots and such
helping keep the flame alive

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

United States Team Roping Championships

Just wanted to post the USTRC Schedule for the End of 2008! Looks exciting!

UPCOMING USTRC EVENTS

November
28 - 30
Colorado Fall ChampionshipsThe Ranch - Indoor ArenaLoveland, CO
28 - 30
Maui ClassicPiiholo Ranch ArenaMakawao, HI
28 - 30
Mississippi ClassicJackson Expo CenterJackson, MS


www.ustrc.com

www.theropingshow.com The Roping Show with Tyler Magnus The Roping Show is designed to promote, educate & provide entertainment on the sport of Team Roping to the millions of team ropers, fans, and horse enthusiasts.

www.gstrc.com George Strait Team Roping Classic It just gets bigger and better every year! Check out the schedule and important information about the annual George Strait Team Roping Classic.

www.allensrodeophotos.com Carl and Brenda Allen invite you to visit their site for your team roping action and award proofs, picture frames, leather photo albums, and more.

www.rodeomania.com Rodeo Mania!The ultimate website for rodeo videos direct from the source!Visit Rodeo Mania today and check out the collection of rodeo action, training videos, documentaries, and much more from the world of rodeo.

www.offthebeatenpath-photos.com Off The Beaten Path Choose Off The Beaten Path and you will experience the Best of the Best in Digital Event Photography with the highest level of Quality, Customer Service and Support.

www.3lazyjphoto.photoreflect.com 3 Lazy J Photos Come visit our site and see all the great photos we have of you. You can browse through and if you see something you like you can purchase them online. Online orders are shipped within a week or receiving the order. Hope you find something you like. Happy Trails!

www.bobfeistinvitational.com Bob Feist Invitational The official site of the richest single-day team roping event in the world.

www.prorodeo.com PRCA Online (ProRodeo.com)View the latest top team roping header and heeler world standings from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

www.rickeygreen.com Rickey Green Team Roping Website The official web site of Rickey Green, holder of numerous rodeo and roping championships, innovator of the Power Team Roping method, and the leading team roping clinician in the world.

www.aqha.org The American Quarter Horse Association The official record keeping and governing body of the American Quarter Horse industry, serving over 300,000 members and holding the largest equine breed registry in the world.



www.nhsra.org National High School Rodeo Association "...dedicated to developing sportsmanship, horsemanship, and character in the youth of our country". The USTRC sponsors the NHSRA with a great program for up and coming high school team ropers.

www.ropehorse.com RopeHorse.com Best place on the internet to sell your good rope and ranch horses! Heading, heeling, calf roping horses for sale.

www.pafra2000.com Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association Are you Active Duty? Are you a Reservist? Have you ever spent time on Active Duty? And lastly, do you love to RODEO? Then this is where you need to be.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A favor to ask, it only takes a minute . . .
*I * 6 *Y
Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle)..

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

http://ping.fm/HwgpY

AGAIN, PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS TO TELL 10
If you had the opportunity to write about your horse or horse experiences, or if you want us to feature your wonderful horses, just email @ rcastaneda@cowgirloasis.com.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sizing Horse Boots, Sneakers, Barefoot Horse

Well, I wanted to link this blog to this wonderful service page I found for used Horse Boot for sale and found out this morning that the page had to be removed due to spammers..... However, I am going to post the work because it is so informative and helpful.


I am including her email gretchen.fathauer@hughes.net
where she offers a PDF dowload to contact her.

"I am providing this page to help boot buyers and sellers connect as a free public service. I am not responsible for the conduct of the buyers or sellers, nor for the quality of the merchandise. I don't personally know the majority of the people who advertise here."

"Boot Swap Page--find a buyer for boots you got in the wrong size!
Boots are a temporary fix, and not an ideal substitute for bare hooves that have gradually adapted to hard, rocky ground. There are necessarily going to be trade-offs and compromises in any boot. Leaving them on for days at a time can create other problems, such as thrush and softening of the hooves. Poor boot fit can create rubbing problems, etc. I see them as useful for being able to work horses on surfaces they have not yet acclimated to, such as horses living on soft surfaces wearing boots to enable working them on gravel roads. Boots also have value in some rehabs, especially in cases of sole penetration. Soaking boots have a place in replicating daily exposure of hooves to water that horses living in the wild get when they stand in streams to drink. Soaking boots can also be used to medicate conditions such as thrush.

Common boot sizes:Width is widest part of the hoof. Length is from toe to the backs of the heels, but NOT heel bulbs. You are measuring a footprint.(Click on thumbnail photos to see larger versions.)"

Boa Horse Boots http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/boa_horse_boot/Boa_Boots.aspx

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
3-1/2" - 3-7/8"
8.9 - 9.8 cm
4 - 4-3/8"
10.1 - 11.1 cm
Size 0
3-7/8" - 4-1/4"
9.8 - 10.8 cm
4-3/8" - 4-5/8"
11.1 - 11.7 cm
Size 1
4-1/4" - 4-7/8"
10.8 - 12.4 cm
4-5/8" - 5-1/8"
11.7 - 13 cm
Size 2
4-7/8" - 5-1/4"
12.4 - 13.3 cm
5-1/8" - 5-3/8"
13 - 13.6 cm
Size 3
5-1/4" - 5-7/8"
13.3 - 14.9 cm
5-3/8" - 5-7/8"
13.6 - 14.9 cm
Size 4
5-7/8" - 6-1/4"
14.9 - 15.9 cm
5-7/8" - 6-3/8"
14.9 - 16.2 cm
Size 5
6-1/4" - 6-11/16"
15.9 - 16.9 cm
6-1/4" - 6-11/16"
15.9 - 16.9 cm
Size 6
6-11/16" - 6-15/16"
16.9 - 17.6 cm
6-11/16" - 6-15/16"
16.9 - 17.6 cm
Size 7
6-15/16" - 7-3/8"
17.6 - 18.6 cm
6-15/16" - 7-3/8"
17.6 - 18.6 cm
Size 8
7-3/8" - 7-1/2"
18.6 - 19.2 cm
7-3/8" - 7-1/2"
18.6 - 20 cm
Castle Hoof Boots--similar to Horse-Mocshttp://www.castleplastics.com/hoofboots.htm

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
4-7/8"
12.4 cm
Size 0
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5-1/8"
13 cm
Size 1
5"
12.7 cm
5-3/8"
13.7 cm
Size 2
5-3/8"
13.7 cm
5-3/4"
14.6 cm
Size 3
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
6-1/8"
15.6 cm
Cavallo Simple Boots http://www.cavallo-inc.com/horseboots.html Also available in red, blue, brown, and flag design.Gel pads and pastern wraps available.

Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0
4" - 4-1/4"
10.2 - 10.9 cm
Size 1
4-5/16" - 4-9/16"
11.0 - 11.7 cm
Size 2
4-5/8" - 4-7/8"
11.8 - 12.5 cm
Size 3
4-15/16" - 5-3/16"
12.6 - 13.3 cm
Size 4
5-1/4" - 5-1/2"
13.4 - 14.1 cm
Size 5
5-9/16" - 5-13/16"
14.2 - 14.9 cm
Size 6
5-7/8" - 6-1/8"
15.0 - 15.7 cm
Davis Barrier boots http://www.davismanufacturing.com/files/products/barrier_boot.php Davis Mfg., 350 N. Center St., Brandon, WI 53919 ~ 920-346-5815

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0000
3-1/4"
8.3 cm
3-1/2"
8.9 cm
Size 000
3-3/4"
9.5 cm
4"
10.1 cm
Size 00
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
Size 0
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
Size 1
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 2
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Size 3
5-1/2"
14 cm
6"
15.2 cm
Size 4
6"
15.2 cm
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
Davis Soaking bootshttp://www.davismanufacturing.com/files/products/horse_boot.php Davis Mfg., 350 N. Center St., Brandon, WI 53919 ~ 920-346-5815

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
3-3/4"
9.5 cm
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
Size 0
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 1
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
Size 2
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
6-1/8"
15.6 cm
Size 3
6-1/4"
15.9 cm
7"
17.8 cm
Size 4
7-1/4"
18.4 cm
7-3/4"
19.7 cm
Size 5
8"
20.3 cm
8-1/2"
21.6 cm
Size 6
9-1/2"
24.1 cm
9-1/2"
24.1 cm
EasySoakerhttp://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easy_soakers/EasySoakers.aspx(I prefer these to the Davis soakers because they don't have frog supports.)
Size
Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Small
3-3/4" - 4-1/2"
9.5 - 11.5 cm
4-1/4" - 5"
10.8 - 12.7 cm
Medium
4-1/2" - 5-1/4"
11.5 - 13.4 cm
5" - 5-3/4"
12.7 - 14.6 cm
Large
5-1/4" - 5-3/4"
13.4 - 14.6 cm
5-3/4" - 6-1/4"
14.6 - 15.9 cm
X-Large
5-3/4" - 6-1/4"
14.6 - 15.9 cm
6-1/4" - 6-3/4"
15.9 - 17.2 cm
XX-Large
6-1/4" - 6-3/4"
15.9 - 17.2 cm
6-3/4" - 7-1/4"
17.2 - 18.4 cm
XXX-Large
6-3/4" - 7-1/4"
17.2 - 18.4 cm
7-1/4" - 7-3/4"
18.4 - 19 cm
Easybootshttp://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboots/Easyboots.aspx Easyboots, new 'Epic' model http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_epics/Easyboot_Epic.aspx Note--they have recently changed sizing a bit!The Epic model is an Easy boot with a gator permanently attached.Easy boot gators can also be added to newer Easy boots.
Easyboots, 'Bare' model http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_bare/Easyboot_Bare.aspx
Easyboots, 'Grip' model http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_grip/Easyboot_Grip.aspx (only available in sizes 0-3)
Size
Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Pony
3-3/16" - 3-3/8"
8.1 - 8.6 cm.
3-3/8" - 3-5/8"
8.6 - 9.2 cm.
000
3-3/8" - 3-13/16"
8.6 - 9.7 cm.
3-5/8" - 4-3/16"
9.2 - 10.6 cm.
00
3-13/16" - 4-3/8"
9.7 - 11.1 cm.
4-3/16" - 4 -5/8"
10.6 - 11.7 cm.
0
4-3/8" - 4-9/16"
11.1 - 11.6 cm.
4-5/8" - 4-15/16"
11.7 - 12.5 cm.
1
4-9/16" - 4-7/8"
11.6 - 12.4 cm.
4-15/16" - 5-1/8"
12.5 - 13 cm.
2
4-7/8" - 5-1/8"
12.4 - 13 cm.
5-1/8" - 5-9/16"
13 - 14.1 cm.
3
5-1/8" - 5-1/2"
13 - 14 cm.
5-9/16" - 5-15/16"
14.1 - 15.1 cm.
4
5-1/2" - 5-15/16"
14 - 15.1 cm.
5-15/16" - 6-7/16"
15.1 - 16.4 cm.
5
5-15/16" - 6-7/16"
15.1 - 16.4 cm.
6-7/16" - 6-7/8"
16.4 - 17.5 cm.
6
6-7/16" - 6-7/8"
16.4 - 17.5 cm.
6-7/8" - 7-7/16"
17.5 - 18.9 cm.
7
6-7/8" - 7-9/16""
17.6 - 19.2 cm.
7-7/16" - 7-3/4"
18.9 - 19.5 cm.
Giddyap Girl Soaking BootAvailable in only one size for "most" horses.(Might hold water in better than EasySoakers and Davis Soakers.)http://www.valleyvet.com/medicator-boots/Deluxe-Equine-Slipper (Phone: 800-419-9524 )
Healing Slipper Original model on left; new, heavier duty version on right that is less breathableVery light duty--good for holding bandages onto sore horses, about $35 eachHeavier version "healing slipper"--available at (800) 419-9524 orhttp://www.valleyvet.com/medicator-boots/Deluxe-Equine-Slipper
Size
Maximum Hoof Width
Maximum Hoof Length
Small
4-3/4” (12.1 cm)
4-3/4” (12.1 cm)
Medium
5-3/4” (14.6 cm)
6” (15.2 cm)
Large
6-1/4” (15.9 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
Extra Large
7” (17.8 cm)
7-1/4” (18.4 cm)
Treatment (hospital-type) boot and emergency trail bootThey also offer an abscess kit, and insole kits.http://www.plumshadefarm.com or (610) 486-0708
HOOFix treatment
Maximum Hoof Width
Maximum Hoof Length
Medium Pony
4-1/2” (11.4 cm)
5-1/4” (13.3 cm)
Regular Horse
5-3/4” (14.6 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
Large Horse
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
6-3/4” (17.1 cm)
HOOFix emergency boot and trail boot
Maximum Hoof Width
Maximum Hoof Length
Small horse
5" (12.7 cm)
6" (15.2 cm)
Regular Horse
5-1/2” (14 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
If your horse wears shoe size:
000
00
0
1
2
3
HOOFix Abscess Kit
Medium Pony
Medium Pony
N/A
Regular Horse
Regular Horse
Large Horse
HOOFix Treatment Boot
Medium Pony
Medium Pony
N/A
Regular Horse
Regular Horse
Large Horse
HOOFix Emergency Trail Boot
N/A
N/A
Small Horse
Small Horse
Regular Horse
N/A
HOOFix Emergency Boot
N/A
N/A
Small Horse
Small Horse
Regular Horse
N/A
Hoof Wings (An early version; design still being improved.)Sizes in green type are available NOW; in pink type, available LATERBlue type--insoles standard; new, improved attachment systemRed type--mule size coming soon, insoles standard; new, improved attachment systemhttp://www.HorseSneaker.com/hoofwings.htmMeasure length from end of toe to back of frog. Click HERE for more detailed measuring instructions.
Wide (inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (inches)
Long (Metric)
2"
5.1 cm
2-1/2"
6.4 cm
2.5"
6.4 cm
3"
7.6 cm
3"
7.6 cm
3-1.2"
8.9 cm
3-1/2"
8.9 cm
4"
10.2 cm
4"
10.2 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5"
12.7 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5"
12.7 cm
5"
12.7 cm
5"
12.7 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5-3/4"
14.6 cm
5-1/4" HIND
13.3 cm
6"
15.2 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
6"
15.2 cm
5-3/4"
14.6 cm
6-1/4"
15.9 cm
6"
15.2 cm
6"
15.2 cm
6"
15.2 cm
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
7"
17.8 cm
6-3/4"
17.2 cm
7-1/4"
18.4 cm
7"
17.8 cm
7-1/2"
19.1 cm
7-1/2"
19.1 cm
8"
20.3 cm
8"
20.3 cm
8-1/2"
21.6 cm
8-1/2"
21.6 cm
9"
22.9 cm
9" HIND
22.9 cm
9-1/2"
24.1 cm
(In the future, they hope to offer sizes in 1/4" (. 6 cm) increments, and alsosizes for narrower feet 1" (2.5 cm) longer than wide.)
Horse-Mocs--custom made from hoof tracingsNo standard sizes--you send in tracings for custom boots.http://www.horsemocs.com/index2.htm
Marquis boots(They go more by width)N. American distributor: http://www.StrideEquus.com/info@strideequus.com Note--they have recently changed sizing a bit!

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Size 0
3-3/4" - 4-5/16"
9.5 - 10.9 cm
Size 1
4-3/8" - 4-11/16"
11 - 11.9 cm
Size 2
4 3/4" - 5-1/16"
12 - 12.9 cm
Size 3
5-1/8" - 5-7/16"
13 - 13.7 cm
Size 4
5-7/16" - 5-13/16"
13.8 - 14.7 cm
Size 5
5-7/8" - 6-3/16"
14.8 - 15.7 cm
Old Macs (original version) (They go more by length; if your width is a 2 and length is a 5,use a 5 with shims in the side. Run wide, and short front-to-back.)http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/old_macs/Old_Macs.aspx

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11 cm
3-3/4 - 3-15/16"
9.5 - 10 cm
Size 1
4-5/16 - 4-1/2"
11 - 11.5 cm
3-15/16" - 4-1/8"
10 - 10.5 cm
Size 2
4-1/2" - 4-11/16"
11.5 - 12 cm
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11 cm
Size 3
4-11/16" - 4-7/8"
12 - 12.5 cm
4-5/16" - 4-1/2"
11 - 11.5 cm
Size 4
4-7/8" - 5-1/16"
12.5 - 13 cm
4-1/2" - 4-11/16"
11.5 - 12 cm
Size 5
5-1/16" - 5-1/4"
13 - 13.5 cm
4-11/16" - 4-7/8"
12 - 12.5 cm
Size 6
5-1/4" - 5-7/16"
13.5 - 14 cm
4-7/8" - 5-1/16"
12.5 - 13 cm
Size 7
5-7/16" - 5-5/8"
14 - 14.5 cm
5-1/16" - 5-1/4"
13 - 13.5 cm
Size 8
5-5/8" - 5-13/16"
14.5 - 15 cm
5-1/4" - 5-7/16"
13.5 -14 cm
Old Macs G2 (updated version) (The new version of the Old Macs are a more normal shape than the old version;they are not wider than long, as the old version was, and fit more horses, and even some mules.The breakover on the bottoms no longer has the point that the old version did.)http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/old_macs_G2/Old_Macs_G2.aspx

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0
3-15/16" - 4-1/8"
10.0 - 10.5 cm
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11.0 cm
Size 1
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11.0 cm
4-5/16" - 4-1/2"
11.0 - 11.5 cm
Size 2
4-5/16" - 4-1/2"
11.0 - 11.5 cm
4-1/2" - 4-3/4"
11.5 - 12.0 cm
Size 3
4-1/2" - 4-3/4"
11.5 - 12.0 cm
4-3/4" - 4-15/16"
12.0 - 12.5 cm
Size 4
4-3/4" - 4-15/16"
12.0 - 12.5 cm
4-15/16" - 5-1/8"
12.5 - 13.0 cm
Size 5
4 15/16" - 5 1/8"
12.5 - 13.0 cm
5 1/8" - 5 5/16"
13.0 - 13.5 cm
Size 6
5-1/8" - 5-5/16"
13.0 - 13.5 cm
5-5/16" - 5-1/2"
13.5 - 14.0 cm
Size 7
5-5/16" - 5-1/2"
13.5 - 14.0 cm
5-1/2" - 5-11/16"
14.0 - 14.5 cm
Size 8
5-1/2" - 5-11/16"
14.0 - 14.5 cm
5-11/16" - 5-15/16"
14.5 - 15.0 cm
Size 9
5-11/16" - 5-15/16"
14.5 - 15.0 cm
5-15/16" - 6-1/8"
15.0 - 15.5 cm
Size 10
5-15/16" - 6-1/8"
15.0 - 15.5 cm
6-1/8" - 6-5/16"
15.5 - 16.0 cm
Renegade Hoof Boots http://www.renegadehoofboots.com/ Available through trimmers: info@renegadehoofboots.com Another possible source: Jeannean Mercuri, 631-345-2644 , info@gotreeless.com Also available in these colors: red, yellow, copper, burgundy, jade, brown and black.

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
4-3/16"
10.7 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
Size 0
4-9/16"
11.6 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 1
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5-1/4"
13.4 cm
Size 2
5"
12.7 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Sabre Sneakers--standard sizes
Older design above; new rehab boot, and mini version below.(They go more by width)www.sabresneakers.com 203-274-6551 Ordering info: www.sabresneakers.com/orderinganddealers.html
Size
Horseshoe Size Equiv.
Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Mini

2" - 2-1/2"
5.1 - 6.4 cm
Mini B

2-1/2" - 3"
6.4 - 7.6 cm
Pony

3" - 3-1/2"
7.6 - 8.9 cm
A
00
3-3/4" - 4"
9.5 - 10.2 cm
B
0
4-3/8" - 4-3/4"
11.1 - 12.1 cm
C
1
4-7/8" - 5-1/4"
12.4 - 13.3 cm
D
2-3
5-3/8" - 5-3/4"
13.7 - 14.6 cm
E
4
5-7/8" - 6-1/4"
14.9 - 15.9 cm
Soft-Ride boots and insoles (A superior hospital-type boot with insoles of 5 densities available. I do not recommendthe dual density insole. In many cases you may want to shave off the frog support. Theinsoles' heels are slightly thicker than the toes. In cases where there is a real sole deficitin the toe, you could reverse the pads and raise the toes more than the heels to get aground-parallel coffin bone once the frog support is shaved off level with the rest of thepad. Order primarily by width. Their orthotics also fit into Cavallo Simple boots.More info: 866-763-8743 .) http://www.soft-ride.com

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 1 (XXL)
6-3/4"
17.2 cm
7-3/4"
19.7 cm
Size 2 (XL)
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
7-1/4"
18.4 cm
Size 3 (L)
6-1/8"
15.6 cm
6-3/8""
16.2 cm
Size 4 (ML)
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
6"
15.2 cm
Size 5 (M)
5-3/8"
13.7 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Size 6 (MS)
5-1/8"
13 cm
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
Size 7 (S)
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 8 (XS)
3-7/8"
9.8 cm
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
Size 9 (XXS)
3-5/8"
9.2 cm
3-3/4"
9.5 cm
Swiss bootsOrder more by length than width; you may need to shim width.These run wide, and short from front to back.More info: http://www.swisshorseboot.de/com/html4/boot.html

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
3-3/8" - 4"
8.5 - 10 cm
4"
10 cm
Size 0
4" - 4-1/2"
10 - 11.3 cm
4-5/16"
11 cm
Size 01*
4-1/2" - 5"
11.3 - 12.5 cm
4-3/4"
12 cm
Size 1
4-1/2" - 5"
11.3 - 12.5 cm
4-3/4"
12 cm
Size 2
5" - 5-3/8"
12.5 - 13.5 cm
5-1/8"
13 cm
Size 3
5-3/8" - 5-3/4"
13.5 - 14.5 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Size 4
5-3/4" - 6-1/8"
14.5 - 15.5 cm
6"
15.2 cm
*(Special version for Arabs and TBs)
Toledo boots (from Brazil) (They go more by width)http://www.toledohorse.com.br/english/produtos/detalhes.asp?prod=6&cat=2&subcat

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Size 0
4 - 4-3/8"
10 - 11 cm
Size 1
4-3/8 - 4-3/4"
11 - 12 cm
Size 2
5-1/8 - 5-1/2"
13 - 14 cm

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cowgirl Cachet: Times Have Changed

Cowgirl Cachet: Times Have Changed I found this blog and read with my ears open. I wanted to post this link and share this incredible story. Cowgirl to Cowgirl.

Appalosa Movie

Hey Ya'll don't forget to scroll down and check out the information for the new movie "Appolosa"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Barefoot Horse Clinics in Arizona

November 15th
Tucson
$55 of registered by November 1st!
$75 thereafter!

9am to 4pm
New 6 hour Format Due to Popular Demand
9am - noon= Anatomy, hoof function, Nutrition and how food and environment affects the hoof, body positions, disease: cause, treatment and prevention, tools, and more
Noon= lunch break where everyone leaves to get own lunch
1-4 trimming demo and practice on 1-2 horses, angles and balance, boots and boot fitting
Registration includes your copy of
The Natural Trim: For Horse Owners, Module One!
Pre-Registration is required!
Email : info@azhoofrehab for registration form and details




2009 Arizona
Clinic Schedule
Prices: $55 if registered at least one month early, $75 thereafter. Clinic includes your copy of "The Natural Trim: For Horse Owners, Module One" as long as you are registered within two weeks of workshop when books are ordered.

9am to 4pm
New 6 hour Format Due to Popular Demand
9am - noon= Anatomy, hoof function, Nutrition and how food and environment affects the hoof, body positions, disease: cause, treatment and prevention, tools, and How to build the best environment for stone crunching hooves.
Noon= lunch break where everyone leaves to get own lunch
1-4 trimming demo and practice on 1-2 horses, angles and balance, boots and boot fitting
Registration includes your copy of
The Natural Trim: For Horse Owners, Module One!
Pre-Registration is required! Space is Limited!
Complete Directions will be given out only to those who have registered.
Email : info@azhoofrehab for registration form and details

January 2009
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March 2009

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April 09
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May 2009
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June 09
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July 09
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August 09
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September 09
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October 09
East- Casa Grande Arizona
November
South West Valley-Wittman Arizona





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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Appalosa the movie on Starpulse.com

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Reading and Research

Must Reads about Natural Hoof Care

Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You
by Pete Ramey
An eye-opening book by one of the gurus of barefoot horses. Explains the workings of the foot, its proper and healthy state, and how to obtain and maintain a healthy barefoot horse. A "must read."
Amazon Price: $17.79 (as of 09/19/2008)

Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care
by Jaime Jackson
This book is by another barefoot guru. It's directed at the layperson who wants to trim their own horses the natural way, but professionals should read it, too.
Amazon Price: $19.77 (as of 09/19/2008)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"The greatest advantage is to hoof health. By leaving a horse barefoot, one allows the hoof's natural functions of shock absorption, traction, and biomechanics to perform at their optimum. Shoes inhibit natural function and the horse's natural way of going, and limb interference with shoes can cause injury." ---Debora Ash, American Farrier's Association (AFA) certified farrier, BHS assistant instructor, and co-author and publisher of Study Guides (to aid farriers for AFA national certification examinations)
"The foot was designed to be unshod. Anything that you add to the foot, like a horseshoe that is nailed on, is going to interfere with the foot's natural process. Most horseshoes have six to eight nails, possibly one to three clips, all of which constrict the foot's ability to expand and contract. Add pads, packing, any number of alternatives to the shoe, and you create a gait alteration. It all interferes with the natural process of the mechanism. Ideally, for the foot to work the way it's been designed through evolution to work, you'd rather do less than more to the foot. But that may or may not be a realistic wish."---Emil Carre, AFA president, AFA certified journeyman farrier, and a consulting editor for Hoofcare and Lameness magazine. _________________________________________________________
"Trimming barefoot riding horses demands a higher level of intuition and competency. A horseshoe or a hoof boot can hide even the most serious errors in judgement (for a while). A mistake on a barefoot riding horse will tell on you in a heartbeat!" --Pete Ramey, "Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pest Control; Home made fly traps

Make Your Own Fly Trap

A bit of Fly psychology.

When a fly takes flight it always takes off up and toward the sun.
That is why this thing works!!!

Materials Needed:

One 5 gallon bucket
Screen, on old screen off a door will do
Glue, something the consistency of caulking
Bailing wire or twine
3 lb coffee can

Bait
Equipment:
Knife to cut the bucket
Scissors
Using your knife or box cutter, cut windows out of the side of your bucket all the way around. Flies will always move toward the sunlight so you want a nice open view.
Next, cut a hole in the bottom of the bucket.
Make a cone out of your screening. Leave a small opening in the top about the size of your little finger. This is where the files will enter the trap...BUT..they will NOT try to leave the same way. Place the cone in the hole in the bottom of the bucket and trim excess leaving enough screen so that you can clip and fold it back and glue it in place on the bottom of the bucket.
Now that you have your cone in place cut a strip of screen that will wrap around the inside of the bucket. Glue this in place. Cut a square or circle to use as a lid. Place this on with bailing twine or wire. You will want to be able to take the lid off and empty your bucket so that you can use it again next year.
Bait it!A good fly attractant is like an old sourdough start. Once you get it going, keep feeding it. Being a horse person I hang my fly traps on the corral fence and put a 3lb coffee can on the ground under the cone. The files come to the bait and when they take off they fly "up" into the cone and walk on up into the trap.
At the beginning of the season I start out with a commercial attractant. There are several on the market. I add a little fresh dog poop from time to time. I also throw in some decaying vegetable cutting from the garden. What ever smells is the key. Be sure and keep water in your bait can. You don't want to let it dry out.
Placement of your fly trap is important also. If it is not working well where you hang it, move it five feet. Don't ask me why this makes a difference. I know one year it works on this part of the fence and next year it wants a new spot.
If you are a dog person you may want to take a little extra time and screw three or four legs on to the bottom of your bucket. That way just find the freshest poop in the morning, set it down and before you go to work you will have captured several hundred files.