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    03-17-2013, 10:17 PM
  #1
Weanling
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?
     
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    03-17-2013, 10:19 PM
  #2
Trained
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 don't like the combo boots. Not sure why, just...dont.
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    03-17-2013, 10:43 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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.

     
    03-17-2013, 10:46 PM
  #4
Weanling
I use Eskadrons:

Eskadron Bell Boots - Bell Boots from SmartPak Equine

They are very durable and work well. They run small.
     
    03-17-2013, 10:50 PM
  #5
Weanling
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:
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    03-18-2013, 01:18 PM
  #6
Foal
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.
     
    03-20-2013, 12:23 AM
  #7
Weanling
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.
     
    03-20-2013, 12:40 PM
  #8
Yearling
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.
     
    03-20-2013, 12:50 PM
  #9
mls
Trained
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.
     
    03-20-2013, 11:28 PM
  #10
Foal
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.
     

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