Splint boots vs. Polo Wraps - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE ohio
Posts: 535
• Horses: 1
Splint boots vs. Polo Wraps

My quarter horse and I are training for cutting competitions next season. I have seen horses with splint boots and others with polo wraps. Are there benefits to either of them or is one better then the other for tendon protection. Thanks.


Jackie's Sonny Daze
Haflinger Gelding
myQHpaul is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 325
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by myQHpaul View Post
My quarter horse and I are training for cutting competitions next season. I have seen horses with splint boots and others with polo wraps. Are there benefits to either of them or is one better then the other for tendon protection. Thanks.

By splint boots do you mean SMB boots? Because all splint boots do are protect your horses leg from the other legs hitting it. Smb Boots are very good, they protect the legs and support them, take away the shock, etc. You have to get good ones though. Polo wraps are a preference, if they are wrapped right, they have very good benefits. They support the leg nicely, but if your horses tend to hit their legs together often, they won't do that much protection. Polo's also come in tons of colors and patterns, + they won't cost you an arm and a leg. If you use polos, sometimes the velcro comes off during running, so you would need to take some electrical tape to secure the strap. If I had to pick one, I would go with the SMB's but I would look for a used pair so that it's not so much. Professional Choice, Justin, and Performers 1st choice, Classic Equine brands I hear good things about with the SMB's. The only Polo brand I know of that Is good is Classic Equine, I'm sure there are plenty more nice polo brands out there, you just need to look for some nice velcro.

-Tiffany(Fifty<3:)
"If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong."

Last edited by Fifty; 08-12-2010 at 09:52 PM.
Fifty is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE ohio
Posts: 535
• Horses: 1
Thanks so much. Yes, I was referring to the SMB splint boots. I will keep my eyes open to any used that come up for sale.


Jackie's Sonny Daze
Haflinger Gelding
myQHpaul is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 10:46 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 325
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by myQHpaul View Post
Thanks so much. Yes, I was referring to the SMB splint boots. I will keep my eyes open to any used that come up for sale.
If you have a facebook, there are TONS on here. Welcome to Facebook

-Tiffany(Fifty<3:)
"If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong."
Fifty is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Polo Wraps and Boots :D savvylover112 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 10-27-2009 08:51 PM
Question about polo wraps & boots... Jessabel English Riding 4 10-26-2009 05:39 PM
jumping boots vs. polo wraps friafreedom756 Jumping 20 09-03-2009 02:12 AM
Wanted: used horse boots/polo wraps Quixotic Tack and Equipment Classifieds 17 06-02-2009 10:17 PM
Polo Wraps vs. SMB boots? SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 13 07-13-2008 05:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome