Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Open Fronts are only meant to teach a horse to respect the fences when jumping. The open part of the boot, is meant to allow the fence to hit the front of the horses leg if the horse doesn't tuck up properly, so when they do hit the fence, it hurts and they say "oh, I'd better pick my legs up better next time".
That's all Open Fronts are meant to do.
Polo Wraps - I'm not a big fan of these at all - can you use Splint Boots? I prefer the two choices you've mentioned.