Originally Posted by mapleridgefarm
I have a 3 yr old gelding whom is being started under saddle (he was started before I got him I am finding out, but he has had atleast 6-7 months off), we are not doing any cantering work, only walk trot whoa turns, trail work ect... Would you recomend any support boots for him? Also I have a 18 yr old Rocky who I trail ride and do some ring work and small gymkanahs (we are NOT fast, but have fun lol), would you reccomend boots for him? I have splint boots, but I have heard boots can cause more harm then good...whats your opinion???
That's the first time I hear about it ever!
I use splint boots EVERY time I work my horses in ring, flat work just fronts, jumping - all 4 legs. Frankly for just walk/trot and trails I wouldn't recommend any support
boots at all, and highly doubt spring boots are needed. I put mine on because I do lateral work too, and I don't want them to hit the bone.