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        02-14-2013, 04:14 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
    Now this is something I am pondering ....

    For those that have the Pegasus Air Boots, do they really let air flow in? I have never seen a pair in person, and you can't tell by an internet photo. If they honestly do, that wouldn't be a bad idea for longer trailer rides.

    What about wrapping with No Bows and standing wraps for long rides. Now I've got to thinking if that would allow any heat to build up during a long trailer ride.

    I wouldn't think that polo wraps would build up heat, since they are lighter and more breathable.

    What about general shipping boots (for those that do use them on long hauls). All that hard exterior shell and fleece lining ... does that build up heat during a long haul on the legs?

    My mind is just really pondering now what could cause those legs to heat up during a long haul, like they would if you put (for example) Professionals Choice SMB boots on.

    ***I will be adding this question to my list of questions for my vet that I ask during health exams for the horses.***
         
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        02-14-2013, 04:29 PM
      #32
    Super Moderator
    I've got some Pegasus boots and even in hot humid weather the legs don't appear to be at all sweaty or hot when I take them off - I also have Professional Choice SMB's and find that under the same conditions they did give then hot sweaty legs - that is just schooling them or trail rides and not for what I'd call a long haul
    Polo wraps and quilts under for extra protection and better spreading of any pressure are going to be much lighter and so I'd think less inclined to overheat if you had a long trip.
         
        02-14-2013, 08:08 PM
      #33
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    NBEventer, if you see this post

    Why would the Pegasus boots not be good for xc?

    Because they hold water, unlike the brushing boots you showed me?
         
        02-14-2013, 08:12 PM
      #34
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    I personally don't like any sort of boot like that for cross country. I have never seen anyone use the pegasus boots cross country. Honestly i've never seen them up close. But I find those sort of boots tend to hold water to much for cross country. I suspect they would slip.

    However if you are doing lower level stuff that doesn't have water i'm sure they would be fine.
         
        02-14-2013, 08:40 PM
      #35
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    We just got for fun, though I do like to test my mare with the water. She's nervous going into water.

    Random question, in the really high level stuff, are any support boots worn or just boots that protect their legs from getting hit?
         
        02-15-2013, 11:16 AM
      #36
    Super Moderator
    The newer boots do offer more support now but you really don't want something that's going to soak up any water or slip or catch on anything so its got to be a more rigid boot and a good layer of grease
    I do use the Pegasus boots on trails where we've gone through water & they've been OK but you can at least get off and remove them or adjust them if you needed too - not something you can do half way round a cross country course!!!
         
        02-15-2013, 11:31 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lexiie    
    We just got for fun, though I do like to test my mare with the water. She's nervous going into water.

    Random question, in the really high level stuff, are any support boots worn or just boots that protect their legs from getting hit?
    I have never seen support boots cross country. I've always just seen "brushing" boots. Which are basically like the boogaloos and woof boots.
         
        02-17-2013, 03:05 PM
      #38
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    Thanks!!
         
        03-12-2013, 01:27 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    If you look on youtube for a specific trailer accident with shipping boots on, the boots folded over in the horses accident and I am pretty sure the horse was put down. I used polo wraps, and bell boots since my horse used to cut the back of his pasterns somehow in the trailer.
         
        03-12-2013, 03:41 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    I just go plain for long distances, over a few hours we allow him to move free about the trailer, which is a 3 horse, and he usually goes backwards and moves around a bit. So I don't want to use polos for the risk of them coming undone! If we are going across town I do tie him up and polo wrap him, or sometimes do standing wraps. If I am just going a mile up the road I put his SMB's on and take them off when we get there since he likes to knock his legs getting in and out. No matter how long he is going to be in the trailer, I always use bell boots. Anyway, I don't believe in shipping boots, they are kinda just a waste of money, I rarely do travel so I usually just use what I already use everyday when traveling. If I did use them I would use something stiff and actually offered protection, not just a heat holder.
         

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