Originally Posted by VanillaBean
As far as I know, hoof boots are illegal for competition.
Can someone tell me where this information is coming from? I have read the rules backwards and forwards and have found, yes, boots are illegal for the dressage phase but I can't find anything about cross country or show jumping.
In fact, I emailed USEA asking if hoof boots were legal to use in xcountry/show jumping and the response I got back was: Prohibited for dressage, rules don't clarify for xcountry/show jumping. Which actually didn't answer my question... :)
I don't want to get into the debate on whether or not it is safe or advisable, I'm just very curious and there seems to be a ton of conflicting information on the web.