05-28-2012, 10:52 AM
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Open front tendon boots for the front and fetlock boots for the back are normally used for show jumping.
The open front tendon boots will protect the sides and the back of the horse's legs from brushing and overreaching injuries. The open front tendon boots are open at the front to allow the horse to feel if he hits a jump rail. Fetlock boots will protect the inside of the hind fetlocks from brushing injuries.
For cross country jumping, brushing boots for the front and the back are most commonly used. They offer the most protection to the horse's legs from brushing and knocks and bumps. I really like Woof Wear brushing boots.
Polo wraps are a good choice for schooling on the flat with some pole work and small jumps. If your horse tends to brush, then you could also school in brushing boots for both the front and the back as well. Sometimes, though, if your horse tends to be careless with his legs when jumping and knock the jump rails a lot, then they may not be the best choice.