Last year at our last barrel race I found out my horse overraches. Sooo, this year I bought a pair of Pro choice no turn bell boots. He overraches really bad because he is little and to make up for it he really gets down and stretches out. I am just wondering what your favorite bell boots are or if you think there is another brand I should get. The boots he has fit him fine but he always manages to turn one around. He has only worn them 5 times and they are ripped on the inside too. He is rough on them! I want something that will last a little longer because they aren't that cheap to keep buying over and over.
I like Pro Equine (well they are the only ones that fit JJ). I use mine until they are completely broken down. I have a pair for everyday use to wear out and I have multiple pairs to ONLY run in.
I have a pair I have had for 4 years that are beaten up but still going strong.
As for them turning....I have used every brand and if your horse is working hard and getting deep they are going to turn around every now and again. Also are they the correct size? Sometimes if they are a bit big they will spin like tops.
I've never had a problem with them turning, and they don't get beat up. My new guy travels with his feet fairly close together (I can hear him brush the bell boots against each other when he walks) and they've never ripped yet.
I like the Justin bell boots.. Although I've never thought to try duct tape.. I'll have to try that one. I do agree that it's probably wise to talk to your ferriar about it if your horse is over reaching that bad.