I'm helping a family get a 15 yr old Morgan mare back into working condition after several months off. I read somewhere that while getting back into work especially, it's important to have some leg protection to prevent any klutzy legs from banging up against each other.
That sounds reasonable enough to me, and I usually put splint boots on my pony when riding anyhow, but how far should I go with this mare? The whole nine yards with boots in front and back and bell boots? Since this horse isn't mine, I don't really want to be spending a whole ton getting her sports medicine boots or anything that she doesn't really need.
Also, I was wondering about the difference between polo wraps and splint boots. Do each serve a different purpose, or is one better than the other?