Renegade Hoof Boot Repair Day

Mules Brick and Cracker are taking two days off from our mule ramble at Nancy and Bill Sluy’s CCC ranch. The mules have enjoyed lots of grain, deep grass and two well-earned rest days. While I was here, I had a chance to go over my Renegade hoof boots with new friends Hanna and Lisa.

Hoof boot party: Hanna Bartnick, Lisa and I doing some routine hoof boot maintenance. The beauty of hoof boots is that most brands can be repaired. The Renegades you see on the table have traveled over 3,000 miles with me. Yes, I’ve replaced soles, straps and cables along the way, but any piece of equipment is going to need repairing after heavy. use. Hanna plans to ride her mustangs on a long journey in Colorado in this summer. All the best on your ramble, Hanna! You can follow Hanna at

A mule-sized thanks to Nancy and Bill and everyone who’s helped the mules and me on our mule ramble.

My Experience With Hoof Boots

I have traveled over 10,000 long distance miles with hoof boots on my mules and horses. That’s over 1,000 nights on the road with no support team or chase vehicle.

For more on long distance horse and mule voyaging in hoof boots, check out the Hoof Boot Report I wrote about traveling from North Carolina to Virginia and back with my wife Julia. The three mules we rode wore three different brands of hoof boots (Renegades, Cavallos and Easy Boots) which gave us a real feel how they perform in a variety of adverse conditions.

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