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    01-24-2011, 02:57 AM
  #1
Green Broke
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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    01-24-2011, 08:59 AM
  #2
Showing
My horse is 14'3 and I used medium Woof on front, large Woof on back. Dover Saddlery | Woof All-Purpose Horse Boots.
     
    01-24-2011, 04:05 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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?
     
    01-24-2011, 05:24 PM
  #4
Showing
Actually it's a norm approach: going up size on back to what you use on front.
     
    01-24-2011, 07:09 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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
     
    01-24-2011, 07:43 PM
  #6
Yearling
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.
     
    01-24-2011, 08:10 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by vivache    
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.
     
    01-24-2011, 08:23 PM
  #8
Yearling
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.
     
    01-24-2011, 08:27 PM
  #9
Green Broke
..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
     
    01-24-2011, 08:36 PM
  #10
Yearling
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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