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    05-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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Green Broke
Boots are a personal preference when it comes to the different brands.. You definitely get what you pay for though, I only use Professional's Choice VenTech Elite boots. They're expensive but worth it..If you buy cheap, you'll get cheap.
     
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    05-27-2012, 10:56 PM
  #12
Weanling
I love my perf choice but I bought them for 25 bucks on sale got lucky now my legacy boots another story..
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    05-27-2012, 11:27 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by KayMarie    
If he can run, I was definitely going buy boots! I need to anyways lol Classic Equine has pretty good boots, right? I have a set of Professional's Choice SMB 2 or 3's, but they feel really bulky.
Mine are full slint boots even cover the over reach area like a bell boot not bulky at all and are perf choice they kinda remind me of memory foam material. If yur interested in what they look like I can take a picture for you
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    05-28-2012, 12:13 AM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by greenbryerfarms    
Mine are full slint boots even cover the over reach area like a bell boot not bulky at all and are perf choice they kinda remind me of memory foam material. If yur interested in what they look like I can take a picture for you
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Like combo boots? The boot and the bell boot in one? I don't recommend those AT ALL, you can't ever get those things to fit right and they won't take the right shape of your horse's leg. I use the separate boot and bell boot to let the boots conform to their leg while still giving that protection. The bell boot part on the combo boot is usually soft and doesn't exactly do it's job well..The bell boots are meant to be tough for a reason..It's meant to protect the horse's front legs just above the hoof when a horse over reaches..just a soft piece there won't protect against that hard impact on the soft area there..It may prevent nics and cuts but that's about it..
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    05-28-2012, 01:46 AM
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Foal
[QUOTE=greenbryerfarms;1520002]Mine are full slint boots even cover the over reach area like a bell boot not bulky at all and are perf choice they kinda remind me of memory foam material. If yur interested in what they look like I can take a picture for you

That'd be awsome if you don't mind :)
     
    05-28-2012, 01:48 AM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
Boots are a personal preference when it comes to the different brands.. You definitely get what you pay for though, I only use Professional's Choice VenTech Elite boots. They're expensive but worth it..If you buy cheap, you'll get cheap.
A full set of Elites and a full set of Legacy boots are about the same price when I buy from. For my horse's leg protection price isn't really an issue, but I've just heard Classic Equine is better than Professional's Choice lol
     
    05-28-2012, 01:58 AM
  #17
Green Broke
I'm not saying Classic Equnie Legacy boots aren't good boots.. I just perfer the new VenTech Elites, they fit better, are breathable, and don't let as much sand in as other boots.. I really love that they don't hold sand and heat on the leg that can cause more damage than good..it's still personal preference though.
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    05-28-2012, 11:20 AM
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Foal
Okay, thanks :)
     
    05-28-2012, 11:32 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
Like combo boots? The boot and the bell boot in one? I don't recommend those AT ALL, you can't ever get those things to fit right and they won't take the right shape of your horse's leg. I use the separate boot and bell boot to let the boots conform to their leg while still giving that protection. The bell boot part on the combo boot is usually soft and doesn't exactly do it's job well..The bell boots are meant to be tough for a reason..It's meant to protect the horse's front legs just above the hoof when a horse over reaches..just a soft piece there won't protect against that hard impact on the soft area there..It may prevent nics and cuts but that's about it..
No... Ill have to take a picture that's. Not what they are I still put my bell boots on when rodeoing. With these boots I'm not shure how to explane it so ill take a picture and maybe you will explane them
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