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    01-27-2009, 12:45 PM
  #1
Foal
open front boots

Ok, so I recently decided to buy these:
The top of the boots is straight across...



Then I was searching Dover, and found these: Open-Front Boots - Dover Saddlery (wouldn't let me copy and paste a pic) anyway the dover boots have a curved top.

Do you think that the curved top makes much of a difference? As in more comfortable& allow more movement? In your opinion would it be worth it to return the ones I bought and buy the Dover open fronts?
     
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    01-27-2009, 02:27 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I have heard that some boots give the horse a bowed tendon if they don't have Flexi-Soft IDK if it is just Eskadorns or not...
     
    01-27-2009, 03:25 PM
  #3
Foal
I heard that too, and I too wasn't sure if it was just Eskadrons. I don't have the money to spend $130 for Eskadrons though.
     
    01-27-2009, 04:37 PM
  #4
Green Broke
haha, I think I am going to get some leather ones from Bit of Britian for mine, sorry I can't be of much help!
     
    01-27-2009, 09:14 PM
  #5
Started
The first pair of open fronts I ever had were romas and I never had a problem with them - and mine didn't even have fuzzy fleece linings. I don't think it will be a problem unless the top of the boot is at the very base of the knee.

Can you put up a picture of them on your horse?
     
    01-27-2009, 09:55 PM
  #6
Foal
Sure, i'll take one tomorrow
     
    01-28-2009, 08:30 AM
  #7
Weanling
I'm not much of a help on this but I like the Roma's because they look fuzzy! :)
     
    01-28-2009, 10:37 AM
  #8
Foal
Here are some pictures:







     
    01-28-2009, 01:41 PM
  #9
Started
Great! It looks like he has enough clearance between the top of the boot and his knee to me. I think he'll be fine :] Just keep an eye out just in case though.
     
    01-30-2009, 03:47 PM
  #10
Foal
I have these Roma boots. I love them for schooling. I would keep them if you are still deciding. Also I have never had a problem with the plastic shell
     

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