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        04-04-2013, 11:39 AM
      #11
    Trained
    I have the pegasus, and love the ease of use, but I do NOT feel they offer the support of my SMB's. So, if support is the important factor, I would not choose these.
         
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        04-04-2013, 12:18 PM
      #12
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    I have the pegasus, and love the ease of use, but I do NOT feel they offer the support of my SMB's. So, if support is the important factor, I would not choose these.
    Good to know. Thankfully I don't need anything with support. One of my kiddos however wants to take her gelding to one pre entry event this summer and he needs a support boot as he had a small tear in a front suspensory a few years ago. Thankfully the pre entry event they are doing is just a tiny log on the ground maybe a foot high and there is no water or big hills so she can take it easy and the stadium is small cross rails.

    Anyway I am rambling totally off topic. I need to go do some research and find the dude some front boots that will work for him.
         
        04-04-2013, 12:31 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I have the Equine Legacy boots.

    They're *fine*... no issues with them sagging or anything but my horse is a freak apparently and they are too tall on him and interfere. I asked the tack repair place but they said there was no way to alter them.
         
        04-05-2013, 07:51 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Have you written to the company explaining the problem?
         
        04-05-2013, 09:32 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    I haven't bought a set of support boots since the "original" SMB came out and I hated them, matter of fact I still have them and they look pretty new...LOL

    Just like saddle pads, I think I need the newest fandangled thing, but chicken out and stick to my wool pads and polo wraps...haha! If I get super adventurous I may invest in the Iconoclasts for the cow work portion of the shows.
         
        04-06-2013, 11:19 AM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    I haven't bought a set of support boots since the "original" SMB came out and I hated them, matter of fact I still have them and they look pretty new...LOL

    Just like saddle pads, I think I need the newest fandangled thing, but chicken out and stick to my wool pads and polo wraps...haha! If I get super adventurous I may invest in the Iconoclasts for the cow work portion of the shows.
    I am one of those people that tack shops love as I buy all sorts of stuff on impulse and then it never gets used - I really must make an effort and take it all to our next local auction and get rid of it - to make room for more stuff I'll buy and never use I suppose!!!
    I usually end up going back to bandages and pads too, my husbands just come back from a business trip to the UK and brought me some of the elasticated exercise bandages that I can't seem to find in the US and pads that go under them that are a sort of foam between a layer of fabric that find the shape of the horses leg really well. No good for wet or muddy conditions though
         
        04-06-2013, 08:34 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I am one of those people that tack shops love as I buy all sorts of stuff on impulse and then it never gets used - I really must make an effort and take it all to our next local auction and get rid of it - to make room for more stuff I'll buy and never use I suppose!!!
    I usually end up going back to bandages and pads too, my husbands just come back from a business trip to the UK and brought me some of the elasticated exercise bandages that I can't seem to find in the US and pads that go under them that are a sort of foam between a layer of fabric that find the shape of the horses leg really well. No good for wet or muddy conditions though
    LOL!!! I hear ya! I felt like a shamed child when hubby found a stash of stuff I bought, never used then hid :)
    I agree, I love my wraps but are horrible in the mud. I just hosed some in a bucket to get the big chunks off and did a load in the washer. They must of soaked up 10X their own weight in water and mud!
    What wraps do you use?
         
        04-08-2013, 12:01 PM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    LOL!!! I hear ya! I felt like a shamed child when hubby found a stash of stuff I bought, never used then hid :)
    I agree, I love my wraps but are horrible in the mud. I just hosed some in a bucket to get the big chunks off and did a load in the washer. They must of soaked up 10X their own weight in water and mud!
    What wraps do you use?
    Ha ha - do you do the 'Oh this old thing I bought it years ago/look at this amazing bargain I got from the consignment rack/almost a giveaway on sale too thing?
    I'm not sure what make my polo wraps are - I just buy them in a pack, they are the fairly conventional fluffy type of fabric with Velcro. The UK elasticated ones are made by Aerborne and are much thinner and have to have a pad under them. I put tape over the fastening. Attached a some pics that should show difference in thickness and also the pads I use under them.
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        07-03-2013, 07:08 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Dredging up an older thread....

    Jaydee thanks for the wraps pics :) I have had good luck with the Mustang brand of polos, they seem to have good stretch and wash/wear well. Plus they are inexpensive. ($12/4 wraps)
    But I did decide to try the Iconoclast boots finally. I just got them today and tried them on before I used them and sweated all over them. First impressions, they seem to fit much better than the last set of boots I had. (The original SMB back from the 90's.lol) If it cools off tonight I will ride in them and see how they do.

    For those who have been wanting to buy some Iconclasts, I found the best price on Running Hard Products. $78, for the front set. Free shipping.
         
        07-03-2013, 09:05 PM
      #20
    Super Moderator
    I forgot about this
    Interested to hear how you get on with them. I still like them, they seem to heat up more than the Pegasus boots but give more support - though when it comes to the crunch the cheapo wraps with some elastication and a good liner still probably give the best support - just such a 'faff' putting them on and taking them off!!!
         

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