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Do use horse boots, or not, and why?

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        02-10-2009, 09:17 PM
    I use different boots for different things and different wraps for different things and have so many strange types of leg protection that sometimes even I think I'm crazy.
    For every day riding, I have full coverage fleece/neoprene lined boots with a medium hard shell that do up just well enough to stay on, but not to restrict anything and they allow everything to work and strengthen properly, but just add some protection. Then after that depending on whether I'm jumping, what the footing is like, how wet it is, etc I have 3 other pairs of boots that I use regularly. I usually only polo wrap for clinics.
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        02-10-2009, 09:39 PM
    For the most part, I usually only use leg stuff on younger horses. I'll use either polo wraps or splint boots. I occasionally will use SMB type boots, for extra protection/support. I don't jump, but I use polos and/or bell boots for working over the tall cavelleti, and working on trail obstacles.
        02-12-2009, 10:24 AM
    I always put overreach (bell) boots on Dan, because he does tend to overreach and has done himself a mischief a couple of times in the past. Funnily enough, the worst injury he's had from overreaching was when just walking across the yard when coming in from the field - sliced his heel right open.

    I use brushing boots when schooling or on the rare occasions we defy gravity and leave the ground (he's not too old to jump, but I think I probably am - LOL). I don't bother with boots when hacking, but I do use reflective leg wraps when on the road, purely for visibility.

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