07-02-2011, 07:36 AM
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My friend keeps bells on his horse 24/7 because he is notorious for pulling his shoes off.
I keep bells on my boy, because he's great at over reaching and cutting up his front heels.
Keeping Bell Boots on, are far from convenient IMO. You have to regularily clean under them, ensure that your horse isn't incurring rubs, scars, infections, hair loss, etc, etc from the bells being on. Lots of mud and dirt get caught up in there, and also lack of oxygen. Everytime you bring your horse in, you always have to flip them upside down and brush and clean under there to keep anything from "showing up".