Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
I agree with the load and go. My horse went 5000ish miles cross country, by the time the shippers went up and down both coasts getting other horses, and they said no wrapping. As did our BMs. On longer trips I have always been told there is more risk of them pushing the boots down and getting caught in them, than there is need for them, if the horse normally has no issues trailering.
That said, a friend here has a mare that in any slant trailer, leans so heavily she cuts her hocks up, so I imagine she would be one that got boots or some sort of wrapping, even long distance. So like walkinthewalk said, if the horse is good without, I agree with not using them too. :)