Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I like my Professiona Choice SMB's. I really want the newest model that they have out now. What SMB's are designed to do, is absorb the shock that our horses legs/joints naturally take during strenuous work out's - such as Reining, Barrel Racing, Gymkanna, Jumping.
The only time I put my SMB's on my guys legs, is when we jump to help preserve his legs. Think about how much trama those front legs take when they land off of a jump, and no matter how well conditioned those legs are, they are still going to weaken every land regardless because of the shock.
This is why many (not all) top level jumpers usually only jump their GP horses once a week.
Anyways, the question is: What is it that you are going to be doing *work wise* that will require boots such as SMB's?
If you are doing high end activities as already mentioned, then I can answer yes, go for it. If you are doing low level activities such as just flat work, trail riding - then no. Go with just basic Splint or Brushing Boots.