Who uses bell boots? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 03-17-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 560
• Horses: 1
Who uses bell boots?

I have a pair or neoprene bell boots for Apollo but I am not happy with them...they do an alright job but I want to try something new. What brand/kind of bell boots do you prefere? What do you think of the SMB/bell boot combo?
shellybean is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 13 Old 03-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
I use Professionals Choice bell boots. They have held up really well. I always use bell boots when riding my shod mare, and when doing arena work.

I dont like the combo boots. Not sure why, just...dont.
Posted via Mobile Device
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 03-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,277
• Horses: 0
I'm not a fan of combo boots or any of the SMB boots other then their splint boots.

I don't use bell boots flat schooling or just doing simple over fences work.

I use a pull over bell boot when I am schooling tight turns or out doing conditioning rides. Otherwise only cross country or when I am doing jumpers on a grass ring.

I am thinking of these but have been hearing/reading very iffy reviews for eventing.

BB ~ 2014 Trakehner Bratty Mare ~ 1993 CSHA Em ~ 2007 Standardbred
NBEventer is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 03-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 268
• Horses: 0
I use Eskadrons:

Eskadron Bell Boots - Bell Boots from SmartPak Equine

They are very durable and work well. They run small.
plomme is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 03-17-2013, 09:50 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 425
• Horses: 2
I use bell boots!! I have a horse that has an enormous overreach, and he has to use them for almost everything. He likes these kind the very most:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bell boot fleece top.jpg (8.2 KB, 76 views)
LoveMyDrummerBoy is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 03-18-2013, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 28
• Horses: 0
I use SMB bell boots in pink. Love them and they look great. Only issue is riding in wet grass---they end up a soggy mess, probably not comfortable for the horse either, lol.
bossmare1j is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 03-19-2013, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 410
• Horses: 0
I use Professional's Choice Ballistic Overreach Bell Boots when I turn out my boy and when I ride. He overreaches and also goes crazy galloping in the turnout sometimes.
LostDragonflyWings is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 03-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
Posts: 1,222
• Horses: 11
I ALWAYS use bellboots when riding. I use Pro Equine on my one guy (the only brand that fits him). And I have lots of Classic Equines and Professional Choice bellboots I use on the others.

And no to the combo boots....not a fan of them at all.

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
BarrelRacingLvr is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 03-20-2013, 11:50 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
My huge arsed mare needs bell boots. Her stride is too strong for the length of her body and she will cut herself badly if she doesn't wear them.

Combo boots need to fit the horse. There is no room for adjustment.
mls is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 03-20-2013, 10:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 92
• Horses: 0
My horse lives in bell boots. The ONE time I didnt have them on him, he stabbed himself in his front cornet band area with his back hoof. UGH.
sarahfongsilva is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Few items: Baker dress sheet, hoof boots, bell boots, bits, pads, etc justjumpit278 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 03-12-2012 11:28 AM
give me your best offer for splint boots, bell boots, and two rope halters kaydeebug Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 01-12-2011 12:24 AM
17 inch King Saddle/bell boots/splint boots myQHpaul Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 05-09-2010 06:58 PM
Professional's Choice SMB boots,bell boots,and tail wrap.... Piaffe Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 03-07-2010 03:24 PM
Help with Splint boots, sport boots, bell boots, etc. southerncowgirl93 Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-25-2009 10:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome