Inventor of the Easyboot Dies at 83

Released on: June 5, 2008, 3:24 pm

Press Release Author: Cathie Hook

Industry: Chemicals

Press Release Summary: Neel Glass, Ph.D., a nuclear physicist who invented the
Easyboot (a plastic horse boot used as a shoe replacement and hoof protection) has
died at 83. His invention has helped horses worldwide, and he formulated many
nuclear calculations used today.

Press Release Body: Tucson, Arizona June 6, 2008 Neel Glass, Ph.D, the inventor of
the Easyboot who started Les-Kare (now EasyCare, Inc.) passed away April 27th at the
age of 83.

Dr. Glass was a scientist, barefoot advocate and entrepreneur. He was an avid
horseman whose many accomplishments include finishing the 1900- mile Pony Express
Race in 1979 (all competitors wore his invention), numerous endurance ride
completions, and the founding of Les-Kare, Inc. (now EasyCare Inc). Dr. Glass
questioned the use of metal on hooves after studying the mechanics and physics of
the hoof. When corrective shoeing failed to give relief to his daughter\'s navicular
horse he became motivated to invent a shoeing alternative, and the Easyboot was
born. Over 30 years later his invention has evolved into the leading alternative to
traditional metal horse shoes. The Easyboot has become a key component in the
fast-growing natural hoof care movement, and ultimately helps our beloved equine
friends the world over live healthier, happier lives. In addition to his impressive
achievements in the equine field, Dr. Glass made noteworthy contributions to the
scientific world. He was a nuclear physicist who spent his career at Los Alamos
Laboratories in New Mexico. He was a lead designer for nuclear testing and
originated techniques now in widespread use for nuclear calculations. He was twice
honored with the Department of Energy Award of Excellence and was recognized as a
Laboratory Fellow in 1986.

About EasyCare, Inc.
EasyCare, Inc. has been a leader in the hoof boot industry for years, beginning with
the invention of the Easyboot back in the early 70\'s. Since then, the need for boots
has grown tremendously as more and more horse owners see the healthy advantages of
pulling shoes and switching to natural hoof care. EasyCare is excited about being
part of this growing trend. For more information about hoof boots or natural hoof
care please call EasyCare, Inc. at 1-800-447-8836, e-mail: or
visit our website at


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Contact Details: Cathie Hook
EasyCare, Inc
2300 E. Vistoso Commerce Loop
Tucson, AZ 85755
Fax 520-297-9600

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