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post #1 of 7 Old 02-08-2008, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Bell boots

Sorry for really stupid question, but... I do use bell boots now for turns out when there is snow (must say it really helped thanks to everyone advice!). However I've seen people riding and jumping with rubber bell boots on. Is there any particular advantage or reason doing that?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-08-2008, 11:38 AM
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I lunge and jump my horse with bell boots. It's to protect the front hoof from overreaching, but when I lunge and jump the chance increases. When she first started jumping, she'd hit the pole with her hoof, so that's why I got them. Now if she does, she'll hit the bell boot.

I also put her bell and splint boots on when I let her run like the wind in an arena. She just gets so happy to run that i'm afraid she'll nic herself.

That all I use bell boots for
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-08-2008, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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So I do assume it's mainly for jumping. I don't plan any jumping with her, so I'm OK. :)
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-08-2008, 12:02 PM
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I'm glad I could help Kitten_Val
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Yep, that's certainly was helpful. Thanks, Appy!
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-08-2008, 02:07 PM
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I ride my horse in bell boots because he overstrides and I don't want him to pull off his front shoes.

He likes to pull them off and fling them around the arena though...
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-08-2008, 06:08 PM
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actually any horse that tends to overreach and pull front shoes off can benefit from bell boots regardless of what discipline you ride.
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