That has led me to get her some leg protection because, at this point in her sight loss, she has a hard time judging distances, trips rather often, etc, (mostly blind in one eye with a bit more vision in the other eye) and therefore she's pretty at risk for doing some damage to herself before she even knew what happened.
I watch out for her and alert her when I see something that could pose a danger (we have words describing pretty much every scenario we might come across) but there are times when unassuming things pose more of a threat than I realize+she has to scramble a bit to get herself in order.
I'm still riding her quite often (we average about 20 miles on the trail/week) so, while she wears bell boots on all 4 when she's on her own time in the pasture, she needs more for the trail since that's a bit more high risk than just her pasture.
I have been just sticking SMBs on all her legs for our rides but I am a little concerned about how warm they allow her legs to get - her legs will be sweating profusely under them in just 15-20 minutes (even before any saddle sweat shows up!) and we usually are riding for upwards of 45 minutes.
So, I'm wondering if polos would offer a similar level of protection that I'm getting with the SMBs (I assume polos would keep her legs cooler...)....?
I don't really use the SMBs for support purposes, just for all around leg protection (if I wasn't needing to protect her entire leg, I'd just use splint boots or something similar).