View Full Version : Best boots for protection for young horses
6th May 2007, 05:16 PM
anyone have any recommendations for boots for a young horse just for protection against knocks and possible spooking out hacking. Something light and cool.
i was thinking the stretch and flex training wraps would be good but not sure if they would make the horse sweaty?
Any ideas welcome.
Tots N Dots
6th May 2007, 05:31 PM
I would love some of the stretch and flex boots for Pickle, but they are expensive, I have found a place on ebay where you can save £10 per pair :D
I just use the cheapy equivalent at the moment when I introduce something new, the sportabac type? he was warm under them today but not sweaty
6th May 2007, 05:34 PM
I love the Professional's Choice Sports Medicine Boot. They cover the fetlock up to just under the knee/hock and offer stability and some protection from knocks. You see them a lot in speed events.
However, I also think that with a young horse, they need to build the strength and bone density in their legs and support boots can be detrimental to that, so I'd be more inclined to go with a basic boot. Coquette's five and she's wearing these now, as we start to work on more lateral work: She has these boots on the front (http://www.greenhawk.net/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/scstore/p-BOE0002.html?L+scstore+qrwp7223ffceaece+1178498964) and these boots on the back (http://www.greenhawk.net/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/scstore/p-BOE0001.html?L+scstore+qrwp7223ffceaece+1178498964).
6th May 2007, 05:40 PM
so would it be better to go for something that is more of a strike protection than a wrap.
along the lines of the TRI-Zone brushing boots?
(youd never guess i like these equilibrium boots would you :rolleyes: )
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