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post #1 of 11 Old 01-02-2011, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation What kind of boots for eventing?

I just got a new horse and her old owner used sports medicine boots for eventing, but I was wondering what you guys would suggest.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-02-2011, 05:18 PM
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Woofs or Nunn Finers are my favorites.

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I like Pro Choice SMB Elites. They're pricey but worth it, and you can find them used for cheaper. They'd be good in show jumping and cross country, but for dressage I would go without or use polo wraps, if you know how to wrap them right.
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What is the difference between all of the kind of Sports medicine boots? Which ones are the best for eventing? Thanks for the reply's guys
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I don't like SMBs for cross country... absorb too much water for my liking. But, for stadium they're ok.

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That makes sense. Could you post a link for woofs and Nunn Finers please so I could see what ones ur talking about?
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The new SMB Ventecs are geared towards Eventers, the new models are created to not absorb water. I know many Eventers who use SMB's from BN to 3*.

I use Woofs - but you can use any boot that offers full coverage from Davis to Woof. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a pair to be effective either. There are many on the market.

I see SMB's, Woofs, Dressage Boots without Fleece, NunFiner, Davis, Neoprene Boots..etc, etc.

Any boot lined with Neoprene is the popular way to go.

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Any boot lined with Neoprene is the popular way to go.
I keep hearing that- why is it? My horse is rubbed by neoprene, so I usually keep her decked out in sheepskin (because fleece irritates her too, oh lucky me,). I'm looking to buy some X-country boots for her now that she's old enough to start, but I've been at a loss as to which ones, since everyone says not to use sheepskin.

Anyone hear anything about eventing boots by Roma? I have all Roma boots (sheepsking lined, admittedly) and I like them...

Or the Boogaloo boots- I've heard good things about those, too.
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If your horse cannot take Neoprene, that's fine. There are many horses out there who are actually alergic to it - if fleece is what works for you, then so be it :)

The reason why you see many Eventing Boots now being lined with Neoprene, is because of studdies that have been done throughout the past on horses who jump. What the studdies show, is that when our horses come off of a fence, especially during Eenting, that a lot of shock goes through the hoof, into the leg, up to the shoulder, and that shock/impaction wears and tears our horses joints and aids in the breaking down of, over time.

A horse only has so much jump in them.

So during these studdies, neoprene has been shown to help in the absorption of this shock that our horses front legs take, when landing off of a fence. It doesn't take it all, but it does take some. The neoprene helps absorb some of that shock, taking it away from the legs.

So that's why we see so many boots now, lined with Neorene. Woofs, Eskadron, Thinline and their material, Davis Boots, SMB's, SMB knock off's, Nun Finer, T-Boots with their T-Foam Technology, etc, etc, etc.

Now, what also is very popular, you may of already heard of or seen, are Shock Absorbing Pads, that are put on the hooves of the horse. I'd like to give those a shot sometime.

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post #10 of 11 Old 01-07-2011, 09:22 AM
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I like woof boots the best. I've tried cheaper neoprene lined boots and they slip more than woofs do. I am also not a fan of the SMBs because I think they get the leg too hot and hold water. They are also a bit harder to put on and I see a lot of people put them on very wrong.


You can get woof boots for like 30 bucks a pair which isn't bad.
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