Rogue Horse, LLC

Natural Hoof Care

by Christine Johnson

 
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Services & Pricing

Easyboot Shell

Easyboot Shell

EasyShoe N/G

EasyShoe N/G

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Based out of Curlew and Republic, Washington, and serving Ferry, Okanogan, and Stevens Counties, and Spokane area. Specializing in barefoot hoof trimming services and natural hoof care products. Hoof care products have been personally tested by Christine's most industrious volunteers, her horses, and proven to work in the toughest conditions. Christine likes these products, because they are practical, easy to use, and effective. 

Christine proudly offers Easycare, Cavallo, Scootboot, and Hay Chix products for sale. Services and products include:

  • Trimming Services: $40/horse

  • Training Services: $40/hour

  • Casting Services: $20/foot

  • Hoof Care Supplies (Excludes Tax):

    • Easyboot Glue on Shells - $75/pair - includes fitting services and Power Straps or $85-$100/pair glued-on

    • Mueller Tape - $3/roll

    • Easyboot Studs - $12, includes installation

    • EasyShoe N/G (nail-on) - $80/pair, including application or $40/pair without application; $40 reset/pair

    • EasyShoes (glue-on) - $120/pair, including application or $40/pair without application

    • EasyShoe Spacers - $1.00/shoe

    • EasyShoe N/G winter setup - $10/foot (studs and padding) or $5/set of studs

    • Easycare Hoof Boot Comfort Pads - $14/pair

    • Easyboot Rx - $166/pair

    • Cavallo Simple Boots - $154.95/pair

    • Scootboots - $190/pair, includes fitting services and spare hardware

  • Hay Chix Hay Nets:

    Slow feeding hay nets are becoming more and more popular with horse owners, because when used properly, hay nets not only benefit owners, but the horses as well. For the owners, hay nets will save you time, because you’re not out feeding several times a day and save you money from wasted hay. What could be better than having more time to ride? More importantly, the horses benefit the most from slow feeding hay nets. Slow feeding hay nets will reduce your horses’ stress, chance of colic and founder, boredom, and ulcers, because the slow feeding mimics that what they do in nature: grazing. Slow feeding hay nets are a must for any horse owner and easy to use. Nets currently in stock include:

    • West Coast Bale Net - $87.00

    • Small Bale Net - $57.00

    • Half Bale Net - $43.00

    • Need something else? Just request a special order!

Our Story

Radiograph of Temptress' right foot shortly after the accident.

Radiograph of Temptress' right foot shortly after the accident.

Sideview of Temptress' foot 3 months after the accident. Low ringbone is beginning to develop.

Sideview of Temptress' foot 3 months after the accident. Low ringbone is beginning to develop.

One year after Temptress' accident. Minor low ringbone in her foot, otherwise, she has made a full recovery.

One year after Temptress' accident. Minor low ringbone in her foot, otherwise, she has made a full recovery.

Working on leg yields at Ellen Eckstein clinic at Indian Creek Ranch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine has been passionate horse lover and equestrian for over 20 years. She loves working on horsemanship with her horses and starts her own horses, although, dressage has become a particular passion of hers. She spends her spare time schooling her mare, Temptress, or taking her out for a trail ride on her ranch in the Curlew area.

Christine's journey into natural hoof care began in 2016, after her mare, Temptress, the namesake of her business, suffered a PIII fracture to her right front coffin bone during turnout. After learning of what the options were for healing Temptress' foot and potential side effects, feelings quickly became overwhelming... feelings of confusion, helplessness, and despair. The possibility of Temptress developing low ringbone and side bone was a scary and real prospect. Was she doomed to becoming a brood mare at the age of 5?

Temptress's injured foot was casted for the first 3 1/2 months, then transitioned into an egg bar shoe with clips and epoxy padding. One side effect to the protocol included contracted heels, which could lead to complications later in Temptress' life. Therefore and during this process, Christine decided to educate herself on hoof care, which brought her to Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners (PHCP) so that she could work on reversing most of the negative impacts after Temptress was healed. Through PHCP, she has learned (and is still learning) from some of the best hoof care practitioners in the nation, which has been incredibly humbling and eye opening. PHCP has taught her the importance of keeping a 6-week trimming/shoeing cycle, diet, blood circulation to the feet is critical, and proper alignment/balance through trimming and how all of these factors can affect the quality of life for horses and long-term athleticism. Temptress' diet was changed to support her overall health, along with joint supplements and California Trace, a vitamin supplement.

A year after Temptress' injury, she was finally released from stall rest and walked away with minimal side effects. Immense gratitude goes to those who helped Temptress get through this. This was astonishing, because she was at high risk for advanced low ringbone and side bone. She had very minimal changes to her coffin joint, which sometimes affects her in certain footing conditions, but otherwise she is sound. Shortly thereafter, shoes were pulled to start de-contracting her heels in the affected foot. To everyone's delight, temptress' foot quickly reverting to it's original condition. Temptress is now barefoot and is ridden 4-6 times a week in either the EasyShoe N/G's or Easyboots and is actively trail riding, showing, and participating in clinics.

 

 

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