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View Poll Results: Which type of leg protection do you prefer? Why?
Medicine boots 6 40.00%
Splint boots 2 13.33%
Polo wraps 2 13.33%
other 5 33.33%
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post #1 of 9 Old 12-29-2008, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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which type of protection boot do you prefer and why?

Here are pictures of each one. I am just curious to see who uses what.

Medicine boot:

Splint boots:

Polo wraps:

I honestly like the medicine boots because they are eaiser to put on than the polo wraps.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-29-2008, 07:39 PM
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Depends what I am doing. I dončt jump often when I ride. I usually use polos incase the horse knocks himself. I dončt believe any of them offer support.
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-29-2008, 07:43 PM
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None of the above.

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post #4 of 9 Old 12-29-2008, 08:24 PM
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I prefer the full protection of medicine boots. They are splint and tendon boots in one. I especially like the Legacy system and the SMB.

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-30-2008, 12:32 PM
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i school in bell boots on the front and polos on all four

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post #6 of 9 Old 01-04-2009, 01:18 PM
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I use Woof Wear Brushing boots on all four and bell boots on the front.

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-07-2009, 01:43 AM
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i have used them all but seem to have had better luck with the SMB boots specially cause my brat has extremley long legs and has nicked himself in the back of his leg more them once so they justify the money i payed for them

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-07-2009, 02:04 AM
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I love my veredus open front boots for jumping. I'd have another set of the newer version but i have no money right now. they've been great for my jumper.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-07-2009, 09:04 AM
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I don't use any kind of boot. My horses don't interfere and we don't jump or barrel race, so there's no real need.

When I used to take lessons, my Dressage trainer insisted on tightly wrapped polos. When I jumped, I used splint boots or polos, but only for jumping lessons, not daily. I used them to protect the legs from occassional fence rubs. I had original SMBs too, but found the polos easier to put on, lol.

Injuries happen when you push a hore beyond their fitness level. As long as you take your horse a long slowly, building up muscle and tendon strength, you don't really "need" support boots, unless of course your horse knocks into himself. And if that's the case, I would get a second opinion from another farrier, to see if the hoof trim is the cause of the problem.
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