My mare has issues getting out of a trailer. We have a wood floor but there is no snow/ice and I have it heavily bedded down with hay and I bought a temporary rubber mat that I could put down until we re-do the floor in the spring.
But when she gets out she either hits her front leg with a back leg or hurt her back leg some how. Working on trailering I have been having her in her Prof. Choice Sports Boots, and to a lesson that was 1.5 miles away I just put those boots on her front legs and trailered her there.
On saturday though we are going to a barrel racing clinic. So its going to be a 45min. (ish) trailer ride to there. I'm having a trainer and farrier show me how to apply polo wraps. I plan on doing just the front legs in polos, because when I tried to put boots on her back legs she always picks them up and moves them around. If she can't keep her foot down long enough for boots I doubt she will for polos. At our local tack store they had a pair of shipping boots but they were to short to fit her and I don't have enough time to order shipping boots.
Would it be a really bad idea putting my Sports Boots on her back legs? Or splint boots? I really don't want to get there, and then unload her and she ends up injuring herself.
We have a stock trailer and she gets pretty hyper in the trailer when you get somewhere and this will only be her 2nd time around new horses and it would be a bit dangerous to get in the trailer with her and put boots on.