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    04-03-2008, 10:40 PM
leg protection

What would be the best leg protection for me to use on my horse.i only trail ride but would still like to use something to protect his legs there are just so many diffrent styles and don't want to hurt him by using the wrong type and also how do you get your horse use to wearing them?And if this matters I don't know but I don't use shoes he gets barefoot trimmings.
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    04-03-2008, 10:52 PM
I don't do that much trail riding, but here's a few boots that are good (at least I've heard that they're good).
http://www.equestrian-tack.com/spmebo3.html - Those give good support, durrable and pretty much all purpose boots.
http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots...Boa_Boots.aspx - I've heard those boots are good for barefoot horses. Watch out for these, though, because if you don't break them in then your horse will get rubs.
    04-03-2008, 10:58 PM
Also what about going through water with them on.will it make my horse uncomfortable when they get wet?
    04-03-2008, 11:09 PM
I was looking for exactly the same thing, you know for trail riding and stuff. Check out the Sports Medicine Boots that Pro Choice has. Their really great.
To get you're horse used to them, well he may not need to get used to them, my horse did just fine. But, if you need to put them on and turn him out with them on for a little while. Keep an eye on him though. Lounging works as well. Its great to have boots on the trail, and these can even be used for trailering!!
    04-04-2008, 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by Tammy
also what about going through water with them on.will it make my horse uncomfortable when they get wet?
SMB are designed to be durable through water (I'm pretty sure).
    04-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Try some splint boots.
    04-04-2008, 04:16 PM
I use the Tri-Zone brushing boots from Equilibrium. They're brillaint, although the white ones (that I have) get dirty really easy, but come up like new once they are washed
    04-04-2008, 05:46 PM
Thanks everyone! I think i'm going to try the pro choice medicine boots.i just wanted to make sure and make the right choice because the are so many to choose from. Thanks again for the replies!
    04-04-2008, 07:59 PM
Pro choice is a dear opition for just trial riding. I would just use sport boots, made out of soft stuff, so it drys quickly...
    04-05-2008, 09:59 AM
I use Prof. Choice SMB ELITES!! This is different from just their SMB....This is their newest attempt and they are wonderful. They are not bulky and are very easy to put on. I would get your horse use to them through lunging though.

My horse is barefoot as well and kept tripping on the trail. This helped and he is doing less and less of it.

They are PRICEY!! So, it's an investment. For boots all around I paid $140. The reviews I read before purchase sayd they last for a couple of years if not longer....

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