At first I wanted to get X some polo wraps (or make a pair with fleece), but I read a few articles that said they actually didn't really support anything and were more of a fashion thing. That boots were better. Can someone educate me more on boots and polos?
My trainer has offered me to do free rides (I tried one yesterday and it was great!) so I'll be doing a lot more flatwork now and start jumping (hopefully regularly) in the spring. I think X has had in the past something with his front lower leg... don't remember what it was called, but it was a small case involving his tendons or ligaments maybe? And someone had helped me put polos on him. I think his leg was a little hot so that lesson I just trotted him (this was a year and a half ago) a bit after walking him a lot, and then put a cold water on his legs and he was fine.
I don't know if this came from being overworked but If I'll be riding him a lot in the summer (If I can somehow get my butt to the barn) I don't want him to get injuries from being over worked. Of course I know that proper warm ups and gradual increases of work are the best prevention, but would boots or polos help in any way as well?