I'm still thinking it would be a good idea. Even after reading the arguments. Partly because he is only 3 and is unbalanced and we are doing a lot of transitions and directional changes, small circles, halts, backs... And it's been mentioned that they could hit themselves w/ their hooves. I still wonder about splint boots though, is there a general age that splints may appear or is it during heavy conditioning. Also, off the subject but at the shows (mostly reigners and speed eventers but some pleasure horses as well) have some type of white poultice on their legs with them wrapped in standing wraps, all four legs... why is this and I wonder if I should do it at shows. And I'm not a fad person. My first horse was a 3 year old that I rode hunt, people made fun becuase I waited until he was 5 to jump. I used leg wraps and head bumps when transporting, I never did wrap his legs though the entire time I showed him. He's 25 now and perfectly sound. I would like for Ri to be in such good shape when he's 25. That's why the questions. I'm goign to the tack shop today to look at the different types of support boots.
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