do you need to use brushing boot/boots while show jumping?

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    08-30-2011, 05:58 PM
Question do you need to use brushing boot/boots while show jumping?


In my first showjumping event on friday and currenly do not have any brushing boots is it a must while show jumping and please forgive if I have done this wrong only joined about 10 mins ago.

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    08-30-2011, 06:22 PM
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Boots are not required in showjumping at all. It really depends on the horse if you use them or not. On a greenie or one that is loose with his lower legs, I might put a pair of front boots on. They will help protact the leg if they bang on a pole. If they tend to brush with their hinds, I will put brushing boots on. If they tend to forge while jumping, I might put bell boots on.

I really do like using them on cross country because the courses are long and hard and SOLID. Horses get tired and might lower a leg into a jump.

The stallion in my avatar HATED boots. He would tolerate polos when schooling dressage, but put any boots on him and he would tear them off if given a chance.

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