Ok so me and my 9 year old 14.2 New Forest pony do a bit of everything I got him complletley unschooled in august and when we can (riding in a field so depends on the ground) we school but will be doing much more of it in summer I also want to start jumping him I have only jumped him about 1ft at the moment as I will build it up slowly I only jumped him a couple times just to get an idea on how he felt about it and what he was like. I will be doing much more jumping hopefully about 2'6" - 3'0" next summer including some shows so I was wondering do I want to get polo wraps or boots? My mum may have already ordered me some polo wraps they are - Malcolm Dunning Saddlery - Equestrian Shop
These are the ones I think she may have ordered I will if I get any kind of boots/polo wraps be using them for hacking schooling and jumping and so was just wondering which ones are the best for sort of allround protection
I use both. I think boots will provide you with better protection. Make sure with polo wraps that you know how to properly wrap a leg with them. It is very important with both boots and polo's that you do it right as it could cause injury if done improperly. Boots are quicker and easier.
Thanks for the reply
Yeah I was just worried as our hacking has many extremely steep hills going up and down I worry about the pressure on his pastern and I heard that polo wraps were good protection for his pastern (and they come in the right colour! Haha) but I will look into some boots is it tendon boots I need? Sorry I'm a bit novice with all the equipment as this is the first time I've had my own pony in years :P
Oh and I will ask one of the girls up my yard as they are far more knowledgeable than me (one of the girls mum is a top eventing instructor) so they should know how to do it properly :)
If you're jumping, definitely go with boots (preferably open fronts).
In my opinion, polo wraps don't do much for the legs except look pretty. Boots offer superior support and protection that you just can't get from a fleece wrap.
I personally use the new Tekna open fronts. They aren't real leather so they are so easy to clean (hose off and hang dry). They look great though, not tacky at all for synthetic. The inside of the boot also has 2 raised spots which fit snugly into the groove of the tendons (on each side of the leg) and cradles the leg really nicely. They don't slip either!