which type of protection boot do you prefer and why?

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which type of protection boot do you prefer and why?

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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%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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    12-29-2008, 07:56 PM
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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    12-29-2008, 08:39 PM
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.
    12-29-2008, 08:43 PM
None of the above.

I use Eskadons.
    12-29-2008, 09:24 PM
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.
    12-30-2008, 01:32 PM
I school in bell boots on the front and polos on all four
    01-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Green Broke
I use Woof Wear Brushing boots on all four and bell boots on the front.
    01-07-2009, 02:43 AM
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
    01-07-2009, 03:04 AM
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.
    01-07-2009, 10:04 AM
Green Broke
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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