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post #1 of 24 Old 01-29-2009, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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good for jumping?

would these boots be good for jumping?

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post #2 of 24 Old 01-29-2009, 06:38 PM
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I love Woof boots!
Alot of eventers use them because they are simple to clean, light weight/breathable, yet protective.

So yes, I would recommend this. Everyone on my circuit uses them, and they are cute!

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I'm actually not a fan of these boots, nor is the other eventer at my barn. I would just invest another twenty bucks in something else!
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post #4 of 24 Old 01-29-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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two varying opinions!

my horse is just learning to jump, and we will not be eventing, or doing anything major. I just want to protect his legs from knocks. Is it even worth putting boots on him?

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post #5 of 24 Old 01-29-2009, 07:30 PM
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two varying opinions!

my horse is just learning to jump, and we will not be eventing, or doing anything major. I just want to protect his legs from knocks. Is it even worth putting boots on him?

That is completely up to you.
I don't generally boot Shocking when we are jumping lower then 2ft.
However, I know people who wouldn't ride without boots.

May I suggest polo wraps?
The help support the tendons and add some cushion to the legs if your horse knocks them. Not to mention, they're cheap.

Especially if you're just teaching your horse and you don't plan to do very much in the form of jumping. Polo wraps is just one way you could go.

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I would actually advise against using polo wraps. They may come undone, slide down their leg and they really don't offer much support. They should be used on the flat or for warming up.

Those look like nice boots, but I myself have never used them, nor have I known anyone that does.
I have jumped my mare with splint boots, as well as open front boots and nothing at all.

I think, for low level stuff, its just a matter of choice.
Though in the spring when I jump my gelding, I'm not going to use boots so if he hits the pole, he'll learn from his mistakes. When we get further into it, I'm sure I'll throw on a pair of boots.
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Sorry I just realized I didn't offer much of an explantation on my stand. xD I'm not a fan of these boots, (I tested out a pair a few times) because although they're everything that Shawken said, I didn't find them very supportive- or easy to fit to my horse's legs. Maybe I just had a different, yucky model, but I just went out and bought some Davis splint boots (and bell boots!! <33) until I have enough money to invest in something fancier, and I love Davis! Check it out. (Click!) They're very reasonably priced too- especially if you're just schooling.

I love polo wraps- but they're only effective if you know how to put them on. Personally, I'm afraid I'll mess up so I ask my trainer to help me out.
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post #8 of 24 Old 01-30-2009, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the advice everyone :)
yeah i wouldn't be comfortable using polos, I'd be too afraid i wouldn't put them on correctly and cause more harm than good.

now on to the decision.. haha

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Dover Pro Sport Boots with Fleece Lining - Dover Saddlery

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post #10 of 24 Old 01-31-2009, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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are they washable?

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