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post #1 of 26 Old 02-29-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Help!! i dont know what boots i should get!

alrite so im buying boots for my horse because her legs are alittle skinny and I want to start working her, eventually working up to jumping so how are these boots for my mare? I would be walk,trot,cantering,and eventually jumping her. Please reply im buying them soon!!

I was looking to buy these since there cheap and look good:

http://www.horse.com/products/gift-0__sku-BGV49.html

But someone told me they arent really good for support and are bulky. I am buying from this website so anyboots you think would be good for me please let me know! I can only spend between 55-60$ thanks!!

www.horse.com
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post #2 of 26 Old 02-29-2008, 08:16 PM
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Ok so I agree with your friend those boots are a little bulky especially for what you want to do.

Well here are the boots that I saw that I liked

http://www.horse.com/products/gift-0__sku-BGA01.html
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post #3 of 26 Old 02-29-2008, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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also I forgot to add I need a pair for her front feet and back feet that match. Those also look alittle bulky.
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Eskadron and Shedrow are very good brands. I wouldn't skimp money-wise on boots - they are a very imprtant part of jumping equipment! :)
These match:
http://greenhawk.net/cgi-local/SoftC...1ee+1204345778
http://greenhawk.net/cgi-local/SoftC...1ee+1204345778

Here is another matching pair:
http://greenhawk.net/cgi-local/SoftC...1ee+1204345778
http://greenhawk.net/cgi-local/SoftC...1ee+1204345778


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As always, they are very prompt shippers, and are fair-priced :) I'm a very internet-wary buyer, but even I don't worry about placing an order with Greenhawk.


Ps. I didn't find anything I liked as far as boots go on Horse.com... are you dead-set on buying from there, if so, may I ask why?


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I would like to buy from horse.com becuase im also buying a nice fleece saddle pad from there. I found boots I liked but im not too sure if they can be used on both the front and back legs, what do you think?

http://www.horse.com/products/sku-BGV70.html
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post #6 of 26 Old 02-29-2008, 10:45 PM
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I am going to move this thread to the Tack and Equipment thread. That way your topic doesn't get lost amongst training talk. :) :)
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post #7 of 26 Old 02-29-2008, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to move this thread to the tack and Equipment thread. That way your topic doesn't get lost amongst training talk. :) :)
yea sorry I had know idea where to put it. Lol
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post #8 of 26 Old 03-01-2008, 12:20 AM
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i would like to buy from horse.com becuase im also buying a nice fleece saddle pad from there. I found boots I liked but im not too sure if they can be used on both the front and back legs, what do you think?

http://www.horse.com/products/sku-BGV70.html
Personally, I don't particularily like them. They don't look to offer much support, sorry.

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No those same boots can't be used both for front and hind legs. You would have to find hind boots.


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post #9 of 26 Old 03-01-2008, 12:28 AM
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Yea sorry I had know idea where to put it. Lol
Not a problem - I was just thinking it might get buried quicker in the other forum. :) :)

Someone told me at a barrel racing clinic a few years ago that almost no boots on the market off much in terms of support. Many boots out there are good for leg protection, but to offer good support, you need to learn to properly wrap a leg, and use polo or exercise wraps. It is more time consuming, but they are cheaper.
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post #10 of 26 Old 03-01-2008, 11:06 AM
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I don't think boots are the best place to skimp. Training and jumping puts a tremendous amount of strain on a young horse's legs and the more protection/support the better. How about these?

http://www.horse.com/products/sku-BGP01.html

I've used SMB boots in the past and they're better then a lot of the boots out there. They offer both the protection and support necessary. Eskadrons are my favorite, but if you end up splurging and getting them, get the kind with flexi-soft! They're more expensive but the regular kind have been known to cause major tendon damage.
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