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post #1 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Splint boots! Need help with sizing

My horse seems to be in the middle of a small and medium.
I am needing help on deciding which boots I should get her when it comes to size. I am really liking the Elite line. I tried a regular SMB boot on in Medium and the fetlock area wrinkled at the bottom. I am wanting to get a set so all her legs are protected.

How do you know if they are too tight?
Do polos do the same?
Does it matter on brand?

I would like her tendons to be protected and her fetlock. I am wanting to keep her legs in good shape. I just don't know if boots are nessacary. She got her back leg clipped by another horse on the trail while galloping.

I believe in you get what you pay for.

Are there any brands that people recommend?
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 08:59 AM
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My horse is 14'3 and I used medium Woof on front, large Woof on back. Dover Saddlery | Woof All-Purpose Horse Boots.
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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large in back? does he have big legs then?

I think I will go with a medium. I like the woof boots..fo they cover the fetlock?
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Actually it's a norm approach: going up size on back to what you use on front.
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I just bought these.
She seems to get her back legs hurt and I will polo wrap her fronts for some protection :) I like these and they are very affordable and look to be good quality
ROMA Form Fit Hind Boots
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Polos aren't top pick for protection. I've heard people say that they're only really to look pretty. But boy can they hurt your horse if you mess 'em up.
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Polos aren't top pick for protection. I've heard people say that they're only really to look pretty. But boy can they hurt your horse if you mess 'em up.

I know how to wrap horses legs,vivache I was taught how. And they help with some protection but mainly used for warming up.
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No, I wasn't saying that you didn't. I've just seen people put 'em on backwards and sideways and all sorts of ways. And they can really mess things up.
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..sideways!?
Piaffe taught me. I might get some or I might just get some cheapy splint boots for the front. They are neoprene and suede and like $20
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I saw one person just.. wrap them up the entire leg...

If I were in a position where boots were needed, I'd save myself having to buy more/different ones and get good SMBs, so they have the max protection.

The only boots I use are shipping boots, because you definitely want those when dealing with weighted shoes.
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