Lane Boot Company was founded in 2007 by Patrick Lane. Patrick’s goal was to make unique, high-quality stylish boots. Lane boots have an artistic flair that are designed to look brilliant and feel great. Lane Boots are handmade in Mexico. They feature a Comfort System Technology that makes these fine boots comfortable for long hours of wear. Each pair of boots features a gel insole. Their signature turquoise painted leather sole shows their dare to be different.
The motto at Lane boots is “Change Your Boots, Change Your Life.” We recommend you choose a pair that makes you want to “strut your stuff a little stronger, swing your partner a little longer, build your forts a little higher, breathe a little deeper, laugh a little harder, and dream a little bigger.” Whatever your style, Lane Boot Company believes there’s a cowboy boot for everyone and Rod’s has them.
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It is important to keep your horse safe while riding in the winter. During winter, cold air and frozen ground can be dangerous, and lead to hypothermia or lameness. Have fun riding this winter by taking some precautions before and after you hit the trails.
- Look Ahead at Weather Conditions – Whether you are heading out for a long trail ride, or just a quick ride in the arena, be aware of the weather conditions.
- Hoof Protection – Although snow looks soft, usually snow is accompanied by ice and frozen solid ground. Protecting your horse’s hooves before riding in the snow can help prevent long term damage. Speak to your farrier prior to riding so that s/he can recommend the appropriate shoes for the weather conditions. Also, after riding, care for your horses hooves by cleaning and dressing accordingly and keep an eye out for lameness.
- Footing and Trails – Prior to hitting the trail know what lies ahead. Snow can be very deceptive and can mask ditches and dips in the terrain. Take a walk prior to the ride so you are familiar to the terrain. And as always, stay to the designated trails.
- Over Heating – Even in the cold winter months, horses can become overheated. Sweating in the winter can cause great problems with hypothermia.
- Cool Off – Properly cool off your horse after a winter ride, the same as you would for a summer ride. You may also try using a fleece cooler on a sweaty horse to keep him from getting cold.
Let’s face it; we need to ride our horses whether it is a beautiful, sunny 80 degree day, or a blistery 30 degrees with a chance of snow. Keep yourself warm and cozy at the barn or on a winter trail ride with Rod’s solutions for staying warm, even in the coldest weather.
Dress in Layers – Start with a layer that will wick sweat away from the body. The material that lies against your skin should keep you dry and repel sweat. Under Armor is commonly used in sporting events for this purpose. Next think of staying warm. Try an easily removable hooded sweatshirt or button down top. If it gets too warm, this layer can be removed easily. Lastly, protect against the elements. Rod’s canvas overalls and jacket are durable and will help protect from snow, rain and sleet.
Protecting Sensitive Areas – It is extremely important to protect your ears, feet, and hands. Try Zocks as an extra layer under your socks and Rod’s canvas gloves to keep your hands warm.
Eye Protection – The reflection off snow can be harmful to your eyes and also cause glaring which can make riding unsafe. Try these great sunglasses that completely cover your eyes and add a little western flare.
This past Thursday we said goodbye to Dan Evans, the founder of Rod’s Western Palace. Most people know Dan from his many years leading Bob Evans Farm Sausage and Restaurant Company and some know him from his days riding cutting horses – but to us he holds as special place in our hearts as the man who had the idea to start a western store in Columbus, Ohio.
Back in the early days Dan was very involved in the Ohio Quarter Horse Association and was part of a group that helped put the All American Quarter Horse Congress on the map as well. Dan loved to ride and live the western lifestyle. He got started in cutting more than 25 years ago, with a long-standing relationship with trainer Chuck Smith. One of the highlights of his cutting career was winning the 1991 Congress Non-pro Futurity on Leo San Gin.
He started with Bob Evans Farms in 1956, working the company’s sausage production plant in Xenia. In 1959, he became manager of the Bob Evans Farms sausage production plant in Bidwell. Five years later, he moved to the corporate headquarters, as executive vice president of Bob Evans Farms. Dan was elected to chairman of the board and chief executive officer in 1971, succeeding his father, Emerson Evans, the company’s founding board chairman and chief executive officer.
Dan is survived by his wife, Temmy Evans and children. He will be remembered as a beloved friend and founder of Rod’s Western Palace.
Sources: National Cutting Horse Association