Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
The Festival I work with use polos and we try to drill into our people how to correctly wrap them, knowing the consequences if not done properly.
The purpose of boots/polos is to give added support to the tendon/leg of the horse, just below what we would assume to be the 'knee.' When our horses are used, we do not even think twice about riding them for any length of time [unless we're on a walking trail ride just along the grounds] in the arena because the hard ground would hurt their legs temendously.
Where I live currently, the earth is so hard, sandy and dry, it has absolute no give to it.