I need advice on boots - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 08-01-2007, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 13
• Horses: 0
I need advice on boots

Hi! I just got a new horse. His names Adam and he's a thoroughbred Before I bought him I rode him bare, meaning no leg protection. Now that I own him I really wantto get some good support and protection for his legs. I do hunter/jumpers but I'm really starting to move up to mainly jumpers. Any ideas on what to use? I was thinking of starting with open front splints and bell boots (he tends to over reach sometimes) I've also heard that polo wraps arnt such a great idea because they provide NO support and just protect against impacts.


P.S. I also want to know what size of boot I should get (I'm not really that knowledgable of leg protection considering I never really used it :) ) Even though adam is a thoroughbred he's got pretty short cannons for his breed. Any ideas?
AdamJumper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 08-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeast TN
Posts: 1,146
• Horses: 0
I don't have a lot of time to comment, but please, do not use polo wraps for jumping. They are a huge safety risk. They also offer no support and only protect against interference or abrasions.
kristy is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 08-01-2007, 11:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: QLD
Posts: 182
• Horses: 0
Kristy don't be so blunt for gods sake!!
Sense this Forum is made up of BI**HS I will answer your question to the best of my ability, without being rude!!

Anyway over that.... Depends if you want to cover the front and back, if you ask me I protect both = )

Have you heard of bell boots? They protect the corinet band when jumping. Also is used if the horse clipps (when the back leg over reaches and clips the front heal)


And then probally open chin boots for the front, and back leg boots (brushers)
Hope I was a lil help
Eventer Gal is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 08-02-2007, 12:19 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 272
• Horses: 0
evener girl he mentioned bell boots in him post don't worry I miss stuff all the time in posts.

Adam on my tb I use open front boots with bell boots and brushes on hind legs. You are corect on the polo bandages they provide no support. Generally boots come in small medium and large I use large on my thoroughbred but she has longer cannon bones I would still try large but ask if you can return them if they do not fit. The people in horseland are very helpful with this sort of thing hope I helped
giget is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 08-02-2007, 12:39 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeast TN
Posts: 1,146
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eventer Gal
Kristy don't be so blunt for gods sake!!
Sense this Forum is made up of BI**HS I will answer your question to the best of my ability, without being rude!!
It was not meant to be rude. It was blunt for lack of time which I stated. As for calling others in the forum names, I will PM you momentarily.
kristy is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 08-02-2007, 10:47 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alcester, UK
Posts: 293
• Horses: 0
Hello,

Sizes of boots usually go like this: -

Pony/small- under 14.2hh
Small horse/Medium/cob - 14.2-15.2hh
Horse/large/full - 15.2-16.2hh
Large horse/x-large/x-full - 16.2hh up

You can find that this isnt always correct as some have short chunky legs etc but for the most part its a good guide. For a rough comparison my mare is 15.3hh, she is a dutch warmblood x tb, however she is very much tb in her legs and wears a medium/cob size, even though she is over 15.2hh (this is due to her canons not being hugely long either, you mentioned your tb having fairly short canons too)

I would, for everyday riding use some standard brushing boots, fore and hind if possible (woof wear make some decent neoprene ones). Then for jumping use either open fronted or close fronted tendon boots, bell boots as you mentioned, and fetlock boots on the hind (you can get some packs which contain both front tendon and hind fetlock boots, which may be useful to you!)

I wouldnt ever use polo wraps/bandages (especially if you arent experienced with them!) as they can be highly dangerous, I have seen a horse have such severe tendon damage from over tight bandages that it had to be put down....its so much eaier to use boots anyway and it is quite old fashioned to use bandages nowadays! If you need any more help or pics etc just say!

Hope that helped adam jumper!

Elz x
hsharp123 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 08-02-2007, 01:09 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pennslyvania
Posts: 549
• Horses: 1
I have a Tb as well. I use splint boots on both her front and back legs and then bell boots on her fronts. The boots are a size medium in the front and large in the back. And the bell boots are a size medium. If you would like to know what kind of boots I use(ie. Brands) just let me know.

It is not just a horse,
It is the one thing that keeps me from being just a girl
brittx6x6 is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 08-02-2007, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 13
• Horses: 0
thanks! Yes I would like to know what brands.. I neeed something good and durable for a long time but not like reallyyyy overpriced (which is all I basically see these days!)
AdamJumper is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 08-05-2007, 11:53 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA QLD!!
Posts: 72
• Horses: 0
Hello, I use Presional choice boots they are great! But $100 for a pair of bell boots is a bit much for starter jumpers.... From Horseland (For my two daughters) I tend to buy ROMA, it is a pretty good brand-cheap but good. As you go higher protection gets more and more important! Polo bandages-not a good idea..... Open splint boots are good ect.

**Kristy what are you talking about? Eventer Gal hasn't even wrote anything in the post** What are you talking about?? :roll:
~AUSSIE SHOWJUMPER~ is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 08-06-2007, 12:17 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeast TN
Posts: 1,146
• Horses: 0
Eventer gal was banned after she made the post. Since she was banned, her post do not show up anymore. The reply I made was old, before she was banned.
kristy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome