Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
I had a horse that would over reach regularely, but he was also hitting the bottom of his pastern. The best solution we found was heavy duty bell boots and polo wraps- on the polos we made sure the "v" was correct and in the middle so that it came properly down far enough to protect the area. Make sure you get bell boots with the heavy double velcro, or, if your horse rips those off, pull ons are a great option, even though they are a pain.
I have seen a lot of barrel racers use the combo boots that are smb's with attached bell boots, but those just seem like they would inhibit movement, they aren't very flexible around the joint.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."