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post #11 of 15 Old 05-08-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oh ghee, now I am torn on the matter of getting boots. See, that's why I originally posted this thread because I wanted to make sure that I was protecting my girl. In the past she strained a ligament (nothing to do with jumping or riding) and I just want to make sure that I am doing everything I can to protect her. I've read many times about how the shock of pressure from hitting the ground on landings can do damage too.

I would love to read more opinions on what members think of the matter.
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-08-2014, 06:51 PM
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Warning, this is graphic, but it shows just how easily a horses front legs can be injured.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd_s9UVscuI


Here is the full video in which that clip was from. This is super informative though and I think every horse owner should watch it. However it is an autopsy so it is graphic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHlqZ6VZvKE
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-09-2014, 10:16 AM
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I jumped my old boy over some pretty dang large oxers unbooted.

I only ever booted him for competition. Partly for looks, yes, but mostly for protection because we took some INSANELY tight lines and he was at a higher risk of interfering with himself than he would have been just training at home.

As far as I'm concerned if you ONLY jump with boots on, and you leave your boots behind when you go to a show, you're in trouble! But if you never jump with boots on at home, and you forget them for a show, you're okay.

A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-19-2014, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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post #15 of 15 Old 05-19-2014, 01:59 PM
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I always ride my mare in boots. Even for just flat work (or she's wrapped). For me I'd rather be safe than sorry later. She also has the tendency to trip. A lot. I'd hate for one of those times she trips & does herself some serious damage just because she's uncoordinated.

For jumping I use open fronts or galloping boots. Flat work SMBs. Personally I would go with the Pro Tec boots if you're using them just for jumping.
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