Another Boots Question
   

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Another Boots Question

This is a discussion on Another Boots Question within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category
  • Types of horse boots
  • Neoprene leather splint boots

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-04-2010, 07:10 AM
  #1
Bek
Foal
Another Boots Question

I have started to jump my horse pretty regularly now and higher. (Around 90cm and higher freejumping)
Honestly, boots confuse me so much. I want to start using some on him, especially as the ground is very hard and dry at the moment.
I have these boots at home, can't remember the name of them, splint boots I think:

Are these suitable?
I have seen thousands of different types of boots at the saddlery and I am happy to buy some new ones if they would be better suited.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-05-2010, 04:01 PM
  #2
Showing
All of them are good. Some give a little more protection, some less. Those you posted are just fine, I use similar as a spare pair on flat work and when I do little jumping. Although I still prefer my main pair Woof boots (I like the velcro there more).
     
    09-05-2010, 06:08 PM
  #3
Trained
Those Splint Boots are just fine! Actually I used those alot during pony club before SMB's came into the scene.

Those are great because they are made out of Neoprene, and many studdies show that neoprene helps in absorbing that shock that our horses front limbs take when doing strenuous activities like jumping.

Our horses front legs take ALOT of beating when jumping, and that' why I always use boots on my horse when I jump, because I want to:

Protect
Preserve
Prevent

Those boots you have are perfectly acceptable because of the Neorprene material. If you look around at Cross Country Boots, you'll see alot of them now, are lined with Neoprene because of the studdies showing how it aids in absorbing that shock that our horses front legs take.

Anything you have, that is lined with Neoprene, or made out of Neoprene, will do great :)
     
    09-05-2010, 08:25 PM
  #4
Green Broke
What MIE said!!!! Neoprene is a great substance! If you get more into jumping, I'd recomend getting boots for all four legs, but for now, that's fine!
     
    09-07-2010, 09:57 PM
  #5
Weanling
Depends what you are trying to protect....

I prefer to use a hard shelled boots (open front) as they give protection from them being striked from behind... I either use open fron leather one or and open front hard case one

Roma tend to do a nice cheapish one (If you have roma over there)

Like this:



I have a pair like these as well for "good shows" they are leather but comparatively cheap compared to alot of brands (They are signature and cost $120 NZ dollars)



I do have splint boots - but I use them for on the roads/forest more for support/anti brushing and also to protect from twigs etc I try to avoid jumping on hard ground as boots will only support so much...
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Field Boots Question.. Regan7312 English Riding 2 08-12-2010 11:18 AM
Boots question Jamies Dad Horse Tack and Equipment 1 01-07-2010 02:33 AM
Boots, boots, & more boots. Ariat lacers, cowboy boots, rubber boots; Mens/kids/women Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-09-2009 07:32 PM
Tall Boots Question wordstoasong Horse Tack and Equipment 5 11-07-2009 08:38 PM
question about smb boots QHDragon Horse Tack and Equipment 4 08-01-2009 09:08 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0