Horse boots can pose a real problem for the performance shower. By their nature, they don't lend themselves to speedy tack changes. As a result, it's not uncommon to see models performing bare legged even in events where leg protection is the norm.
Over the years I've tried numerous methods to make my boots user friendly. To date, nothing has been a roaring success. Buckles require a fair amount of patience and manual dexterity. Tack it Over and Over glue is fickle. Velcro is out of scale.
Recently however, I've heard of two ideas that have the potential to revolutionize the way I make boots. One is Anna's wire method. The other involves micro-magnets.
Meg Walker mentioned these on the modelhorsetack yahoo group. I was immediately intrigued by the possibilities and placed an order. My magnets arrived today, and they both wonderfully tiny...and strong.
Really, really strong!
I can't wait to start experimenting with these in earnest. Thanks for the idea, Meg. I can't remember the last time I was this excited about making horse boots!