Overreach boots on all fours?? Whaaaaat??? - The Horse Forum
 27Likes
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: in a field full of horses right up the top somewhere :)
Posts: 577
• Horses: 4
Cool Overreach boots on all fours?? Whaaaaat???

I saw a picture of Laura Bechtolsheimer in one of the most recent Horse&Rider magazines and the horse in question had overreach boots on all fours...

She was either competing/just leaving the arena of a competitiion.

So- why might you have overreach boots on all fours??

99% of the time, its the riders fault.
Flicka 13yo Haflinger Mare.
LadyNeigh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,962
• Horses: 3
Lol I have not one single clue..they serve absolutely no purpose on the hind end..

I am Sparkly Meanie Doodie Head and I approve this message!
DrumRunner is offline  
post #3 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 03:33 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,250
• Horses: 1
^ This....

I did meet some people who thought the boots were specifically support boots. Perhaps that's what she thought they were too.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #4 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 241
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyNeigh View Post

So- why might you have overreach boots on all fours??
Ignorance???
hoopla is offline  
post #5 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 07:14 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 97
• Horses: 2
I've seen this a few times in XC. I think some people do this if they have a horse with a sloppy hind end. I would imagine it helps to protect their corinet band from splitting on impact.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever. Ghandi
ginofalltrades is offline  
post #6 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 97
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ginofalltrades View Post
I've seen this a few times in XC. I think some people do this if they have a horse with a sloppy hind end. I would imagine it helps to protect their corinet band from splitting on impact.
I just looked up Laura Bechtolsheimer on Google. I didn't realize she was a dressage rider, oops

In this case, maybe she is protecting a fungal infection or an injury of some sort... or maybe she IS just ignorant.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever. Ghandi
ginofalltrades is offline  
post #7 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 07:29 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Skagit County, WA
Posts: 799
• Horses: 3
Some horse back feet will step on each other maybe that is what she was protecting
Thyme is offline  
post #8 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 97
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thyme View Post
Some horse back feet will step on each other maybe that is what she was protecting
Yeah that could be the case, but usually from what I've seen, Dressage riders will put rubber rings around their ankles to deter this action.

I could see them puting foot protection on all fours during schooling, but not during or after competition.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever. Ghandi

Last edited by ginofalltrades; 02-20-2012 at 07:35 PM.
ginofalltrades is offline  
post #9 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 08:53 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
I have seen some dressage horses step on themselves as they are sidepassing. Or whatever fancy name they use for the horses doing that move.

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

-Samuel Butler
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #10 of 41 Old 02-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,250
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
I have seen some dressage horses step on themselves as they are sidepassing. Or whatever fancy name they use for the horses doing that move.
A half-pass?
Wallaby and CLaPorte432 like this.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
boots , dressage

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overreach boots? Bell boots? What to use and how to size? Britt Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-14-2011 11:31 PM
For Sale: SMB's - Neoprene Splint Boots -Rear Gallop Boots -Justin Cowboy Boots rodeogirl309 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 08-01-2011 04:26 PM
Professional's Choice Ballistic Overreach Bell Boots SMALL BLACK Bluelover Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 06-02-2010 05:51 PM
Boots, boots, & more boots. Ariat lacers, cowboy boots, rubber boots; Mens/kids/women Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-09-2009 07:32 PM
GREAT! New Bell boot Overreach boot brett mills Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 07-01-2009 10:42 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome