Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
I do not see how preventing leg injuries by booting is a bad thing.
I grew up with wrapping horses legs due to my Grandparents, but they have slowly gotten a little more relaxed with it. They will now load a horse with boots, wraps, or naked. However, they will always come home wrapped, because they worked hard (and then left with wraps on over night in most cases).
Personally, I own shipping boots and a set of wraps, so that I have both available to use depending on the situation, or use both if I wanted. I would much rather have the choice, then not.
Shipping boots are better for someone who is not proficient at wrapping, because you can damage tendons in short order with a poor wrap job. If a boot slides down a bit, there really isn't any harm done to the horse in that...other then your boot could now be poopier then it could have been.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
Last edited by VelvetsAB; 06-09-2011 at 10:46 PM.