My mom grew up on the race track so she is a nazi when it comes to wrapping legs.
That would be me too! I didnt grow up on the track but I worked there for awhile and took a groom elite class. First we had to practice on fake horse legs and have teachers check them, then we had to do them on race horses and pass that. I got lucky and actually had a trainer in my groom elite class (she said you can never learn enough about horses, that's why she took the class) and she said she would teach me how to do them on her race horses before our actual test, after I got them down and passed, I had the trainer breathing down my neck (that I worked for) to make sure I did them to the T!
I agreed with your mom its so much more than pretty colors to choose from and a lot of people don't realise that.
Enough about that haha I choose boots(SMB elites by professional choice), I feel they offer more support that the polos don't. Don't get me wrong, I do have polos and will continue to practice with them and use them but I don't feel like they are for performance horses when actually in the ring doing their job