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    07-26-2013, 06:35 PM
  #1
Foal
What are the best horse boots to use for eventing?

Hey everyone!
I am new to the forum but I was wondering if you all could give me some good advice. As I said in the title I am looking for the best horse boots to use in eventing. I would prefer the price to be pretty cheap but if the boots are really good I would be willing to pay the price. If there are not any really good boots I also wanted to know if there are any good brands that most eventers use. Thank you so much for your help!
     
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    07-26-2013, 07:38 PM
  #2
Weanling
I believe the most popular boots for horses are the classic equine legacy boots and the professional choice ventech elite boots. I have the classic equine legacy boots and my friends around me all have the pro choice ventech elite so it all depends. To me their both great quality boots :)
     
    07-27-2013, 08:53 PM
  #3
Started
In eventing, you usually use splint or open-front boots. For some reason Woof boots comes to mind. I've heard a lot of people recommend them.
     
    07-28-2013, 02:24 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by jumanji321    
In eventing, you usually use splint or open-front boots. For some reason Woof boots comes to mind. I've heard a lot of people recommend them.
I wouldn't use open-front boots across country because there's little shin protection. Fine for the showjumping phase, though.

Woof boots are a good allround option and pretty economical. Plus they seem to last well and their double-Velcro versions rarely seem to come undone.

If you're using overreach boots I'd avoid the pull-on bell boot type unless its one of the thinner ribbed versions. The heavyweight race bell boots are thick and offer great protection but I had a horse stand on one once and it didn't tear so tripped him up. Fortunately he was clever enough on his feet not to fall but I always used the petal type after that - noisy but safer
     
    07-28-2013, 03:08 PM
  #5
Foal
I am getting new Davis splint boots to use for eventing, they have pretty good reviews, and they are a pretty reasonable price.
     
    07-29-2013, 04:25 AM
  #6
Weanling
I use Roma boots.

I have open front/tendon boots on the fronts and fetlock boots on the back for showjumping. The offer protection from knocks but allow my horse to feel the poles if he knocks them.

Open front
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Fetlock
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I use Roma Cross Country boots for Cross Country. They have a strike guard in the front of the boot to protect legs from hitting solid jumps and offer protection from knocks the rest of the way around the leg. I use Over Reach Boots for Cross Country too.

Fronts
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Hinds
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Over Reach
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They are good quality and not too pricey.
     
    07-29-2013, 03:26 PM
  #7
Foal
I really like these boots because they give the "all-around" protection needed when eventing.

Horze ProSoft Protective Front Boots | Horze Protection Boots
     

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