I had always used a pair of "blanket wrap" shipping boots that I had made myself from old blankets. I just wanted padding around those legs to protect them. They would fall down a little bit, but they were soft and thick, so it wasn't a big deal.
I went out and purchased a used (like new) pair of "real" shipping boots. I do not like them as much because they are so big and stiff. Yes, they cover great and protect great, but I'm just kinda thinking about going back to my old hand-made shipping boots.
Now, I personally use shipping boots for short trips under 1 hour. Anything longer than that and my horses get no-bow wraps with standing wraps and bell boots to help give a little more support on longer hauls.
Originally Posted by jaydee
I travel mine in SMB's and over reach boots
One thing to keep in mind is that SMBs should never be left on a horse legs for more than 2 to 3 hours, as they build up heat around the leg which is damaging to the tendons and ligaments. So if you haul longer than that, best to just keep them off.