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    03-03-2009, 12:24 AM
  #1
Foal
Opinions?

So my trainer said that I need new irons because my feet are too big!
-.-
I was browsing and didn't realize that Stübben made irons xD so I was thinking about getting these to go with my saddle:
Stbben Fillis Stirrups - Dover Saddlery
And the stirrup leathers my mom bought suck... really bad! -.- The material(i don't think it's leather..) is very strange... I don't know how to describe them. They squeak when I ride and they stick out like a sore thumb on my brown saddle. Here are some Stübben leathers I'm thinking about getting:
Stbben Pre-stretched Leathers - Dover Saddlery

Horse boots:
Davis Pastel Splint Boots - Dover Saddlery
I like the fact that the colors are awesome, but is that just a distraction to get people like me to overlook protection?
And I also hear that the Woof boots are good too;
Woof All-Purpose Boots - Dover Saddlery

Bridles:
It's hard to find bridles that match the color of my saddle:
I like this one, but its almost $300:
Stbben Raised Snaffle Bridle - Dover Saddlery
This one is cheaper, but would the extra $100 be worth it as far as quality:
Stbben Lined Flash Bridle - Dover Saddlery

Anyways, just want you input on these couple of items... the only reason its all stubben is because I can't find any other brand that matches the color of my saddle.
     
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    03-04-2009, 04:38 PM
  #2
Foal
I find the davis boots are of pretty good quality. I haven't heard to much about wolf boots but personally I prefere polo wraps as they conform to the leg better and provide more overall tendon support. The splint boots are generally just used (in my experience) to prevent splints themselves. It really just depends what type of protection you are trying to provide.
     
    03-04-2009, 05:21 PM
  #3
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I really like my Stubben irons, well worth the buy.

Stubben leathers are great as well haha :)

I do have to disagree with luvsmygirls about polos adding more support than boots. Polo wraps warm the leg and tendons, and add a bit of protection, but not much. They don't provide nearly as much support as a tendon boot; tendon boots are specifically designed to protect and support the tendons.
Another thing I hate about polos is that if you wrap them incorrectly, you can severely damage your horse. So - if you don't know how to wrap polos, please avoid them till you learn from a professional.
A plus for boots, as well, is the ease at which they go on and off.
Think about your own ankles; a splint will provide much more support than a tensor bandage.

/lecture.

I prefer the Woof wear boots to Davis, but either way you aren't getting a bad boot.

As for the bridles, I prefer the first snaffle bridle.
     
    03-04-2009, 11:28 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt;264091[COLOR=navy
Polo wraps warm the leg and tendons, and add a bit of protection, but not much. They don't provide nearly as much support as a tendon boot; tendon boots are specifically designed to protect and support the tendons. [/COLOR]

Yes I do agree with you there. Tendon boots do provide greater support to the tendons than polo wraps do and they are more user friendly. I was merely stating the fact that polos (as an example) provide more protection to the lower leg than the davis splint boots do. I am sorry I didn't make this clearer. Also I only mentioned polos in particular because I PREFERE them.

Sorry about the mix up.
     
    03-05-2009, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by luvsmygirls    
yes I do agree with you there. Tendon boots do provide greater support to the tendons than polo wraps do and they are more user friendly. I was merely stating the fact that polos (as an example) provide more protection to the lower leg than the davis splint boots do. I am sorry I didn't make this clearer. Also I only mentioned polos in particular because I PREFERE them.

Sorry about the mix up.
I'm not trying to sound mean or condescending in any way, but I do have a question:
I'm curious as to why you think that polos offer more support? (in my opinion, polos offer very little support; they are instead used for warming the leg and tendons so they're not as prone to "cold" injuries.)

It's absolutely fine to use polos if you know how to put them on and want to take the time to use them, I would really like to hear your answer though :)
     
    03-06-2009, 10:16 PM
  #6
Foal
I really like Stubben's stuff.
I mean they are not my top pick, but they are not bad quality at all.

I have a couple Davis boots and they hold up pretty well.
I have never used Woof boots so I can't help you on that one.

For the bridles I would go with the first Snaffle bridle.
     
    03-09-2009, 10:49 AM
  #7
Yearling
I also prefer polo wraps, but I think it's a personal preference. I have a very fine boned TB mare and I can't get splint/tendon boots to fit her right. I'm very proficient with polo wraps and if you have the right wraps and wrap them the right way I believe they are equal to boots. The offer padding from interference, they hold warmth for warming up the tendons as well if not better than boots and they fit every leg style and horse type. I ride alot of different horses and I wrap almost every time. For these reasons I prefer wraps but I also use SMB boots, tendon support boots and splint boots. Instead of using one for everything, you need to tailor your accessories to your horse, you activities and their needs. One boot for all occasions is definitely not the way to go. On that note, I have had good experiences with woof and davis boots. My davis splint boots the stretchy stuff that holds the metal piece you put the velcro closures through gave out, after many years of hard use. Woof boots imo have been stiffer and don't fit as many oddly shaped horse legs, however they hold up and they do mold to legs well after they are broken in. If you prefer boots, either one would work just make sure THEY FIT YOUR HORSE WELL. Ill fitting boots do more damage than none at all.
     
    03-09-2009, 11:22 PM
  #8
Foal
I totally forgot about this topic xD I have polo's, but I won them at a show for my other horse, Rio, and I don't think that it would be very nice to use them on Pyro since Rio did all the work ;) I know how to put them on, but I'm always afraid I'll do something wrong and hurt my horse :/ so I'm going to stick with splint boots for now.

And the only reason I prefer stübben is because 1) my saddle is that brand and 2) its fairly good quality but not as expensive as some of the other brands are. I think I'm going to get the davis splint boots, try them out and if they aren't good, I'll try the woof boots. And I won't be able to get any of the tack until this summer, but we are going to get the irons :)

Thanks guys!
     

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