Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Okay, so I don't know what all of them are, so I will only do the ones I know the most about and have used:
Used to protect the horse from scraping its legs while jumping. Usually used during XC because of the natural jumps. Usually made of a stretchy material with a reinforced section between the legs to reduce wear and tear.
Used for horses who hit their heel bulbs with their back legs and sometimes on dressage horses on their back legs during warm-up to protect the back legs from hitting while doing lateral movements. Used commonly in speed events where interference can happen due to quick movements. Can be made of rubber in the case of bell boots, or stitched fabric with velcro overreach boots.
Also, could you tell me which boots you would typically use for Dressage, SJ and XC?
Dressage: Leg wear is not allowed for competing in dressage, but usually polo wraps are used while training and tendon boots as well
SJ: Open fronts, bell/overeach boots and whatever you call the ones for the back legs. Are those fetlock boots?
XC: Usually brushing boots, overeach/bell and back boots as well.