I just had to tell I am so grateful to your company. I purchased Soft Ride Comfort boots for my chronically Laminitic horse. I have tried everything for her: cut out garden pads, Easy boots, frog pads, 2-inch Styrofoam pads. You name it; I duck taped it to my mare's feet trying to make her more comfortable for two years.
Since her laminitic episodes, Winy has been mostly confined to a stall and slowly moves around enough to get her food and water. Everyday was painful not only for her but for our family watching her and trying to make her comfortable. This last bout of Laminitis and a hoof abscess had me just days away from taking her to the horse clinic to be put down. I was searching the web and came across your web site and decided to call.
I ordered, and the boots delivered three days later. I have to say I was skeptical at first. I applied the boots and stood back to watch what would happen. To my amazement Winnie was instantly more comfortable. She walked to the back of her stall with no problem and actually strode over to her window. I had to keep watching. Next, instead of the shuffle to get around she strode one foot in front of the other to get to her water bucket.
When my husband came home I told him of the day's events. He became teary-eyed and had to go to the barn immediately to see the change. Both of us watched in amazement as she freely moved around her stall like there was nothing wrong.
My daughter came home from work and I told her to go take a look at Winnie's new boots. She went to the barn and came back about 15 minutes later. She was shocked at the difference the Soft Ride Boots made. She said "Mom not only does Winnie have her feet back, she also has her carefree, loveable disposition," one that we had not seen for a long time. I have to say Soft Ride Comfort boots saved this mare's life.
Three weeks later I cannot close her stall door quick enough. She is constantly trying to sneak out to talk to her other barn buddies. I can't wait until the day she can just be turned out with the rest of them. Just to see her move so comfortably has made a huge difference not only in her life but also in my family's. I am so grateful for such a wonderful product. I would recommend them to any horse facility/person dealing with Laminitis issues. I am so impressed with this product I am going to bring a pair of the Soft Ride Comfort boots in to our world-renowned lameness specialist at the horse clinic for him to see. I know once he sees the product and hears what it has done for our horse he will be amazed. Once again I cannot thank you enough for your superior product. You took a very big sadness we had carried for this mare and made it a joy once again to have her around.
And a few months later…
Just a quick update on Winnie. We finally got some warmer weather here in Minnesota and Winnie was feeling good. She was actually running circles in her stall, bucking and kicking and having a grand time in her boots. The other mare we purchased the boots for is also much more comfortable and her attitude shows it.