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post #1 of 5 Old 07-04-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Are boots neccesary for jumping?

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I had a question though, about splint boots and if they are a good idea to use even if you are jumping smaller fences (under 2'6")? I mean, can they can't do any harm, can they? I just don't want to put them on my mare unless it's recomended, you know? Or is it a good idea to give her that protection just incase?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-04-2011, 04:07 PM
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I think protection no matter what you're doing is a good idea! It wouldn't do any harm I don't think
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-04-2011, 04:35 PM
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the only time it could do them harm is if you dont put them on properly. personally i like woof boots for jumping. i dont use boots every time i jump though.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2011, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. i just wanted to get someone else's opinion. I've tried looking it up online before but there are a bunch of mixed answers. and then the whole polos vs. boots, i figure boots are easier, quicker, more protection, and harder to mess up!!

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2011, 02:55 PM
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I use boots all around, even when I'm just flatting. Plus, my horse is a giant squirrel, so when he pulls one of his mini tantrum moments, I want him protected.

I use either my open fronts, galloping boots, or if it's a long/hard ride, I want maximum tendon support, so then I'll use my Legacy smb's. :)
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