Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Yea they are kinda like splint boots, more like brushing boots though. They have the 2 straps and they just fasten straight back on the outside of the leg.
If he knocked poles then open fronts might be the way to go, they help to protect the tendon. Yes, they are good for horses that over reach because of the hard plastic shell, but my guy doesn't over reach and I still love mine. These allow them to feel the pole when they touch it so they will pick their legs up higher, while still offering protection to the back of the leg. And trust me a horse that hangs it legs over higher jumps is not a pretty situation to be in and can be quite dangerous (not that I know or anything... ;) )