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Possibly a silly question, boots and muddy legs?

Discussion in 'Tack & Saddlery' started by Ale, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Ale

    Ale Well-Known Member

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    I'm supposed to be going to a clear round jumping event tomorrow afternoon. My share normally wears front tendon boots and overreach boots to jump.

    It's in the afternoon so his legs will be wet and muddy from turnout, and we are hacking there along muddy bridleways.

    Should I wash his legs, towel dry then and put boots on? I'm just worried that his legs being damp will make the boots rub and uncomfortable. And any mud we pick up from hacking there will make things even worse.

    I won't go if it's going to be an issue, just not sure if I'm missing a really obvious solution...?
     
  2. Jessey

    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    You should be okay to wash, dry and boot, I'd leave them as long as poss to dry but look at cross country horses going through water, it doesn't bother them having boots on wet legs :)
     
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  3. Ale

    Ale Well-Known Member

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    Thank-you, I knew I was being silly that's a very good point, I just know how sore my feet get if my socks get wet and rub
     
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  5. carthorse

    carthorse Well-Known Member

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    If he wears them for a reason then I'd do the best I can & then put them on, I'd be more worried about him not having them on if he needs them. If you took a bag could you take them off & carry them home if you're worried about rubbing?
     
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  6. OwnedbyChanter

    OwnedbyChanter With out my boys life would be bland

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    Agree with the others wash dry as best you can then boot remove for hack home if you can.
     
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