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        04-08-2013, 02:59 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by mls    
    I can tell you horror stories from having the shipping boots on. (from the POV of a vet tech)

    No matter what there is - there are two sides to the story. We've hauled successfully for many years without shipping boots. If we have to haul a distance, we may use SMB's or quilts with polos. Less expensive and more versatile that shipping boots.
    As a vet tech you should know that SMB's are not safe for long distances as they over heat the leg. Same with quilts. Most shipping companies will not let you use SMB's or quilts but will allow shipping boots. The problem with quilts on a long trip is they do over heat the leg and cause pressure points.

    So there is always pro's and con's to both. In my years of experience I prefer boots. Working with stables importing horses from Europe and doing cross country trips we always used boots. The thicker ones that are really stiff like the OP's are great because they wont slide down as easily.
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        04-15-2013, 10:49 AM
    If I switched the front boots, the velcro would be on the inside of the legs O.o
    And if I turn them the other way, and switch them, they look backwards. I'll get pics soon.
        04-15-2013, 11:04 AM
    Green Broke
    Okay i'm sitting here staring at the pic and its confusing me.

    The "opening" where they wrap around is at the back of the foot so its not even protecting the bulb of the heel. Am I seeing this correct?

    Yet if you turned them around and put them on the opposite leg, the knee protection is at the back? I am sitting here truly confused...
        04-15-2013, 11:15 AM
    Right? Maybe I got two of the same boot or something?
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        04-15-2013, 11:17 AM
    Green Broke
    This is how they should look

        04-15-2013, 11:22 AM
    Hmm.. alright.
    It seems like it's very loose at the bottom of mine, in the back of the front legs. I'll fiddle around with them
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        04-17-2013, 07:08 PM
    Are they possibly upside down? The ones I use have a plastic kick guard thing at the back of the heel so theyre really easy to tell.
        04-18-2013, 03:51 PM
    Originally Posted by sparks879    
    are they possibly upside down? The ones I use have a plastic kick guard thing at the back of the heel so theyre really easy to tell.
    I concur, the front ones are upside down
        04-18-2013, 09:02 PM
    I'll take pictures tomorrow again. Thanks everyone!!
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        04-18-2013, 10:06 PM
    Are they the Roma brand? If so, that's how they have them on in their pictures on Dover, etc

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