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    08-02-2011, 06:35 PM
Splint boots or no boots?

Hi people, I was just wondering if I should get splint/galloping boots for my TB. I am going to be riding on trails, and on even/uneven ground. I will be WTC-ing, and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to put boots on her? I would rather be safe than sorry. Where I will be mainly riding is a big open field that has parts that are mowed/cut, and some that aren't. Should I just let her go without or get some boots?

Has any of you guys had Davis splint boots? Did you like them? Why/Why not?
These are the ones I want if I do get them-
Davis Zebra Print Splint Boots Horse Boots Horse Equipment Stable HorseLoverZ.com

Thanks guys!
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    08-04-2011, 02:43 AM

Davis splint boots fit well and are durable, but they do retain heat!!
    08-04-2011, 02:56 AM
I love these, never trail ride with out them (we walk, trot, canter in the mountains)
Professionals Choice SMB II Sport Medicine Boots - Horse.com
Fit super well, even through water and mud, then just hose off really well. Had mine going on 4 yrs
    08-04-2011, 03:03 AM
If I may ask a related question...then boots are recommended for trail riding, especially in the mountains? I want Aires to be as safe/protected from injury as possible...and I REALLY don't feel like using polo wraps every time we ride. They are ANNOYING! Although a friend of mine has a cute pair of red lumberjack plaid polo wraps I used to use on my old gelding...wonder if she'd sell them to me. Lol
    08-04-2011, 03:06 AM
I have always been adviced to put boots on my horse for the trails, I ending up getting new boots when my horse slipped going up the side of this steep mountain climb, I got off and the boot was completely cut through, but the hair on her leg underneath was just scuffed! So glad the boot took that not her leg.
    08-04-2011, 03:07 AM
Hmmm...sounds like boots are on our shopping list now! Thanks!
    08-04-2011, 03:14 AM
The trail riders here will probably laugh at me, but I always boot or wrap my horses legs when riding.

I use these and love them (just don't be an idiot like me, buy the black not the white ones)

Equilibrium Stretch and Flex Flatwork Wraps - Horse.com
    08-04-2011, 03:19 AM
One last related question...I promise!

Would polo wraps work until I could afford to get a set of boots (since boots are expensive)?
    08-04-2011, 03:21 AM
Drafty, yes as long as they are correctly applied.
    08-04-2011, 03:26 AM
I spent almost two years doing polo wraps on my old gelding because he had a terrible overreach and we didn't have boots for him (bell boots, yes...overreach boots/SMBs, no). I'm pretty darned good at them now.

Okay...I think I've hijacked this thread enough!

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