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    04-26-2011, 04:03 PM
  #11
Weanling
The way pegasus boots wrap around they can go on the back or front. I have done it successfully(: I actually got mine custom airbrushed with tiger stripes.
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    04-27-2011, 03:05 AM
  #12
Weanling
Well, it's not what colors I can get SMBs in, it's the alternating issue, haha. I know I can get pink and purple, but when they cost almost $150 for a set? I can't bust out $300 on that. There's too much other stuff I need to bust out that kind of $ on for Amber, haha...

Which was why I was thinking just do the white and dye, but you're right on the dye. I know they do make some kind of hypoallergetic dye. The neoprene probably wouldn't take the dye very well, but I'd only be interested in doing the outside anyway.

On the pegasus boots - I looked at those, but I read reviews that they slipped down too easy...what's your experience with them?
     
    04-27-2011, 03:48 AM
  #13
Weanling
They wrap lower than other boots, which I didn't like because they won't work with bell boots unless you go up a size. Other than that I really like them, they breathe really well and I like how they are more custom than like SMBs because of how they wrap around.
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    04-28-2011, 02:46 AM
  #14
Weanling
Well, she won't need bell boots thankfully. Possibility for shoes will be hind end only right now, and I think we can avoid having to put shoes on back there anyway. Not concerned about needing overreach boots either - she doesn't have enough natural reach to kick herself.

Definitely something to consider.

I've really been mulling over the "right" boots for us. For dressage/flatwork, I just do polos. I'd feel better with a little "more" though over fences. Ideally, I need something that I can school in over stadium courses (just for the added protection to the legs, then just switch into open fronts for shows), and take over to the XC course for the best protection there too. We aren't going to be high level anything for a good long while, she's just a 7 year old green bean right now doing 18", but things can go wrong even over the tiniest fences like that.
     
    04-28-2011, 03:46 AM
  #15
Trained
I'm not sure if you could get them for splint boots, but I know you can get covers for SMBs. A lot of them are the same stretchy material that Sleezies are made of. Then you could just be a value pack (In fact, I think ValleyVet is having a sale on those again right now), then get covers for them. I'll go try to find a website I saw them on once.

ETA: Found it. http://www.sleezybarbhorsewear.com/bootcovers.htm
     
    04-28-2011, 03:53 AM
  #16
Trained
Paint them :) Outsides only. Or do what the others suggested (better idea lol)
     
    04-28-2011, 09:32 AM
  #17
Banned
I would worry that paint would ruin any breath-ability they have.
     
    04-28-2011, 03:27 PM
  #18
Weanling
They come in lots of colors, but I got mine airbrushed. I agree, it probably does reduce breathability a bit but not as much as painting would. It didn't seem to have any adverse effects on my mares. However pegasus boots breathe a lot better than SMBs. Which is part of why I got them, also because they can fit way more sizes and I couldn't find any smbs that actually fit my mare, she was in between.
I got mine from brushedbytammypi.com it was $10 extra for the airbrushing however her service was VERY slow. I was not pleased. Mine were a gift, my mom ordered them well before my birthday in September and we didn't get them until after Christmas. I wanted to cancel the order but oh well. They DO look amazing though. I also got a matching pad.
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    04-29-2011, 02:17 AM
  #19
Weanling
Any sort of paint would definitely cut off air from the boots...so I definitely want to avoid that.

Technically, airbrushing is dying though...isn't it? I mean, it's not paint-paint.

Definitely giving the pegasus boots some thought though!
     
    04-29-2011, 04:17 AM
  #20
CCH
Weanling
Buy a pair of white SMB's and then go to the fabric store & pick out whatever color/print/pattern of Lycra you like. Sew it into a boot cover & voila interchangeable boots at a fraction of the cost.

I actually "invented" this 5 years ago and called it FaShins, but never got around to doing anything with it. Obviously others have had the idea because you can buy some hideous boot covers with fringe made by Tough 1.
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