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post #11 of 22 Old 02-14-2012, 02:23 PM
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Very unprofessional..I would like to learn more about the boot though if you find out anything new..I'm always open to new ideas but I'm a firm believer in "if it aint broke, don't fix it"..

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post #12 of 22 Old 02-14-2012, 03:06 PM
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When I was boot shopping a few months ago I came across the SMB Elites. I asked my trainer about them and he said he HATED them. The support of the boot was fine, but the lining would come apart after a few months of use. Thinking it may have just been that pair, he tried them again...same thing happened. He suggested I go with the plain ol' SMB II. I had a pair of SMB II about 10 years ago and loved them!
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post #13 of 22 Old 02-14-2012, 03:12 PM
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duren,the only problem i've had with some,not all,of my elites is the stitching on the side would come undone.

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I've never had any problems with any of mine...I'll have to take pictures later of my oldest pair, and these are used every time I ride..I don't do anything without boots, besides bareback or swimming.Even bareback I use bell boots.

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Just a little FYI, studies have shown that boots actually do not offer anything in the way of support, only protection from striking. When I barrel raced, I use the SMBs, they are not my favorites now, but I do not barrel race anymore. Had I know then what I know now, I would take them off between runs, they cause too much heat in the leg and make it easier to injure the soft tissue. They are also bulky and heavy to the horse, especially if he sweats on them or runs through water.

But as far as protection, I like that they cover the entire fetlock, as I think especially in gaming where there are so many sharp turns, it's easier for a horse to knock himself than in most other sports! I do eventing, dressage and jumpers now, I have tried many brush boots and XC boots, but always go back to my trusty Woof brush boots, they are lower profile than most (my mare is narrow in the front, so that's important!), but I am not sure that type of boot would be the best protection for your needs. It is something to think about for sure :)
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post #16 of 22 Old 02-15-2012, 10:34 AM
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As I said in my first post, you're right, no boots actually support and protect everything. BUT they do lessen the chance of injury..The new VenTech Elites are made to breathe and don't hold heat under the boot..They are also lighter than the other boots and why I switched over and I do take all of my tack off in between runs..boots, saddle, and everything..
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post #17 of 22 Old 02-15-2012, 11:13 AM
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Very unprofessional..I would like to learn more about the boot though if you find out anything new..I'm always open to new ideas but I'm a firm believer in "if it aint broke, don't fix it"..
Very unprofessional. Also - and I know it may be minor - but in three e-mails - he couldn't spell my name correct. So much for customer service!

Per our lameness expert (FEI level vet, AAEP hall of fame vet) he said he would NOT recommend these boots for a non-injured horse.
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post #18 of 22 Old 02-15-2012, 03:31 PM
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Very unprofessional. Also - and I know it may be minor - but in three e-mails - he couldn't spell my name correct. So much for customer service!

Per our lameness expert (FEI level vet, AAEP hall of fame vet) he said he would NOT recommend these boots for a non-injured horse.
Wow, that is insane. If I'm insterested in your product you should be trying to sell it to me and being very nice..not unprofessional and not being able to spell my name right..It would even matter if it was like 13 letters..go back and check..That's a shame. He is making the whole company look bad..


That's very interesting..I really want to see a pair now and feel the difference... My mare, Nikki, had a trailer accident when she was 6 and it scraped a goot bit of the skin off of both of her back legs, boots now irritate her legs and scars..There was no permanent damage, they are just scuffed it and she doesn't like having boots on her hind end..I wonder if there would be any different or if they are just for internal injuries..I'm thinking just for muscle strains and other injuries, but it will still be interesting to see the difference.

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Wow, that is insane. If I'm insterested in your product you should be trying to sell it to me and being very nice..not unprofessional and not being able to spell my name right..It would even matter if it was like 13 letters..go back and check..That's a shame. He is making the whole company look bad..


That's very interesting..I really want to see a pair now and feel the difference... My mare, Nikki, had a trailer accident when she was 6 and it scraped a goot bit of the skin off of both of her back legs, boots now irritate her legs and scars..There was no permanent damage, they are just scuffed it and she doesn't like having boots on her hind end..I wonder if there would be any different or if they are just for internal injuries..I'm thinking just for muscle strains and other injuries, but it will still be interesting to see the difference.

Right?!

The boot boasts a double sling vs the traditional single sling. Thus the uninjured horse can be impacted negatively. I do not see any patent remarks on his website. My guess is there will be the same boot with a different name out shortly!
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Right?!

The boot boasts a double sling vs the traditional single sling. Thus the uninjured horse can be impacted negatively. I do not see any patent remarks on his website. My guess is there will be the same boot with a different name out shortly!
Ahh. Gotcha. I imagine there will be very shortly. Everyone has to up their game and try to be the new 'it' item..I personally hope they leave the VenTech Elites alone. Love them..I was disappointed when they discontinued the burgundy color. I'm still stalking tack shops look for a set.

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