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    04-27-2010, 10:19 PM
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Yearling
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Okay so I got a question. What is the differance between all the boots and wraps?

I've always been told polo{standing} wraps help with support and I use them when doing flat most of the time. Then for jumping there are differant boots. My instructor and friends who do eventing tell me to get Woof A/P boots and I got those. But whats the differance between those and a pair of Open-Front boots?

Thanks for the help.
     
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    04-28-2010, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Beau Baby    
Okay so I got a question. What is the differance between all the boots and wraps?

I've always been told polo{standing} wraps help with support and I use them when doing flat most of the time. Then for jumping there are differant boots. My instructor and friends who do eventing tell me to get Woof A/P boots and I got those. But whats the differance between those and a pair of Open-Front boots?

Thanks for the help.
Woof A/P boots are not open on front. That's it. Lol!

But being serious, the idea of open front boots (from what I heard) is when the horse hit the jump it'll teach it it's not a good idea to do. Frankly, I think it's just a gimmick, but IMO nice leather open front boots look really cool. With that being said I have Woof boots for all 4 legs for my horses.
     
    04-28-2010, 08:01 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Woof boots are a brushig boot for xc and jumping. They are closed all the way around, so whn a horse hits a jump, it protects the leg. Open fronts are for stadium. They let the horse feel when they hit a jump while still protecting the leg from bumps by the other legs. Polos don't support much. They just protect from brushing for flat work.
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    04-28-2010, 10:37 AM
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Woof boots are a brushig boot for xc and jumping. They are closed all the way around, so whn a horse hits a jump, it protects the leg. Open fronts are for stadium. They let the horse feel when they hit a jump while still protecting the leg from bumps by the other legs. Polos don't support much. They just protect from brushing for flat work.
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Stormy, not picking on you here, but what's the difference between "jumping" and "stadium" then? Or you mean x/c jumping?
     
    04-28-2010, 10:52 AM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Beau Baby    
Okay so I got a question. What is the differance between all the boots and wraps?

I've always been told polo{standing} wraps help with support and I use them when doing flat most of the time. Then for jumping there are differant boots. My instructor and friends who do eventing tell me to get Woof A/P boots and I got those. But whats the differance between those and a pair of Open-Front boots?

Thanks for the help.
Standing wraps are not polo wraps.. I'm going to try and help you out with some bandage knowledge! :)

Standing wraps are wraps which go over "cottons", which are thick quilted pads, and are used for a variety of things such as wrapping before trailering, wrapping for injury (should never be done by anyone less then VERY experienced), and wrapping to seal on a poultice or ice pack. They offer very very little to no stretch.

Brace bandages are most often used on racehorses. They are for supporting legs.

Polos are often made of fleece and go on with no cotton. They offer a *little* support, but are mostly incase of bumps and brushes. When wrapped correctly there is a double layer of fleece at all points on the horse's cannon. They offer a medium amount of stretch.

Neoprene bandages are also available, most often seen in racehorses.

Then of course there's tail bandages but I bet you know what they're for

I know you didn't say anything about bandaging, but I want to stress to everyone that inexperienced people should not be bandaging without the help and guidance of a very experienced person. There is only one correct way to bandage, and, if done incorrectly, can result in bowed tendons and permanently lame horses. Bandaging is a skill and should be treated as such, something that you must learn and practice to be good at. If anyone would like to know the correct way to bandage, I'd be happy to provide a description, but in the mean time it is far better to purchase shipping boots or dressage boots if you're an inexperienced bandager.

Just my $0.02, both other posters covered boots well.
     
    04-28-2010, 12:58 PM
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Green Broke
Jumping when ad stadium are the same thing, as is jumping and xc. You should only use open fronts in the ring, xc is where you use the ap's. You can use those in stadium too
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    04-28-2010, 07:15 PM
  #7
Yearling
Thanks guys! Yeah I just started eventing this year and I have a few shows lined up. I want the proper equipment. I have the Woof A/P boots for front right now, money's really tight so when I have some more cash I'll get back ones. Thanks for the help. You guys answered my questions.
     
    04-28-2010, 07:56 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I use Nunn Finers and Woofs most of the time. But for my current horse, I use some cheapies in the back. They still offer the same amount of protection but they are considerably cheaper!
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    04-29-2010, 07:39 AM
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Jumping when ad stadium are the same thing, as is jumping and xc. You should only use open fronts in the ring, xc is where you use the ap's. You can use those in stadium too
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I see... Thanks for explaining!
     

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