Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
There have been quite a few University Studdies on the trauma horses take in their joints and tendons when they jump. They take allot of shock - which is why it is so important to not only condition our horses properly, but preserve their job *a horse has only so much jump in them*
I use SMB's when I Jump, Fox Hunt or do CC. University studdies show that they do aid in absorbing that shock that our horses take when jumping and doing strenuous acitivies *barrel racing, reining, etc, etc*
I use them only when I jump, nothing else. Not for Flat Work, not for hacking - that, I do bare. My horses legs are conditioned and strengthened through hacking, flat work and being out in pasture 24/7 - using SMB's are just added protection for my horse when we jump.
We want to aid in preserving our horses legs, and preventing injuries when doing strenuous acivies - that is why I love my SMB's and I will continue to use them.