We have our horse, Sonny, boarded at a barn that requires the riders to use, preferably, Professional Choice SMB II boots. She had a horse a few years ago, that was not wearing them and got a bone chip in her chin, which calcified and expanded. She had to put her horse down within 5 months of the bone chip. If she would have had boots on she probably would not have had the problem.
Sonny doesn't have any issues with the boots, more-so his tail bag slapping his legs. So how about you. Do you use them???
Sonny and my daughter Sondra, enjoying a rare, nice Christmas day in Michigan.