Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
I agree that her horse's legs probably just stocked up from standing on the trailer...
I personally don't think shipping boots can be put on soooo tight that you cause swelling. More harm can come from shipping wraps that aren't put on properly.
My rule of thumb is: any trailer ride up to 2 hours long - shipping boots for protection. A trailer ride for longer than 2 hours - shipping wraps and bell boots for protection and support (even though it isn't that much support, but the little bit can't hurt).