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        02-01-2010, 05:00 PM
      #31
    Banned
    Yes eventerdrew that's what I ment. I think its very irresponsible as a horse owner to jump a young horse un-protected. But that's my opinion. What you do with your horse is your choice. We're just trying to help .
         
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        02-01-2010, 08:13 PM
      #32
    Green Broke
    Sorry if I came across as rude/demeaning in any way. I didn't mean to be. I know you are very knowledgeable about jumping, young horses, and eventing. I was just sharing my experience with my horse (she's 8 now, I've had her since she was 10 months old) and how I booted her up all the time when jumping because I'm a worry wart
         
        02-01-2010, 09:07 PM
      #33
    Trained
    I don't think you were rude eventerdrew, we all have our opinions after all

    I just use other methods of taking care of my horses legs besides booting them up all the time. Not to say I never use boots, because I do, but I do not think they are necessary every time I ride or jump. Especially since that is the most jumping I will do with my horse for a while.

    The mare I used to free lease [from when she was 15-17] had never worn any sort of boots or wraps until I started showing her. She is a horse that has been fox hunted since she was broke, riding & jumping for hours at a time, sometimes on poor footing. She has never been lame or hurt from it. Not saying every horse is that sound, but they are a lot tougher than we give them credit for.
         
        02-01-2010, 09:10 PM
      #34
    Trained
    I'm with Eventerdrew 100% - regardless.

    What would you prefer? To have a horse that respects the fences, but has splints or chips or bruising that impedes their progress. Or a horse that is protected by having boots and bells on, that sometimes hits the fence here and there?

    I personally, would rather have a protected horse - and I have been reamed by Olympic Level Eventers just as Drew has, for clincing with them without protection on my horses legs.

    These boots are designed for a reason, to protect. I for one, would rather have my horse protected, to aid in their longevity.

    Protect
    Prevent
    Preserve
         
        02-01-2010, 09:19 PM
      #35
    Trained
    Im not saying you are wrong, but im just saying starting out with out boots is fine, any horse can step over a 1ft fence with out hitting it, & if they do hit it, its good for them. You can protect their legs more by teaching them respect then by putting boots on them. I do boot my horses for more serious jumping of courses & that. Putting boots on your horse does not necessarily mean you take good care of their legs.
         
        02-01-2010, 09:27 PM
      #36
    Trained
    Putting boots on does not mean you take good care of your horses legs - of course there is much more to it than that.

    But putting boots on, protects your horses legs.

    Protect
    Prevent
    Preserve

    Of course there are suppliments - whether it be oral or IM Injections. Proper nutrition.

    Proper warm up, proper conditioning, proper cooling off. *I don't mean hop on and start trotting like many do, or walk for 2 minutes then break into a trot*

    Hosing legs, liniment legs, wrap legs.

    There is far more to protection than just boots - but boots are up there for importance.
         
        02-01-2010, 09:38 PM
      #37
    Trained
    I also always do road work before I jump a horse to strengthen their tendons & ligaments. As well warm up & cool down, hosing, walking, hill work. Im not big into liniment or poulticing/wrapping unless they need it of course. Also if they can't navigate trot poles they arent ready to jump.

    Boots imo arent 'up there' for importance when jumping low fences, being properly fit & prepared is far more important.

    Once again, not saying don't use boots, but they arent necessary 100% of the time.
         
        02-05-2010, 10:19 PM
      #38
    Foal
    Shes is soo cute... she reminds me of my coming for year old. If theres jumps in the middle of the arena he slowly gravitates towards them! Its so cute. And when you point him towards little ones he gets soo excited. I know exactly how you feel about her. I feel the exact same way about my boy. Im so proud and happy :) lol okay done with rantinggg.
    P.s. She's beautiful:)
         
        02-05-2010, 10:25 PM
      #39
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    Putting boots on does not mean you take good care of your horses legs - of course there is much more to it than that.

    But putting boots on, protects your horses legs.

    Protect
    Prevent
    Preserve

    Of course there are suppliments - whether it be oral or IM Injections. Proper nutrition.

    Proper warm up, proper conditioning, proper cooling off. *I don't mean hop on and start trotting like many do, or walk for 2 minutes then break into a trot*

    Hosing legs, liniment legs, wrap legs.

    There is far more to protection than just boots - but boots are up there for importance.

    What do you think about polo wraps for a young jumper like that?? I do the same with my coming four year old with polos and it seems to work.
         
        02-05-2010, 10:44 PM
      #40
    Trained
    Well I am not a big fan of polo's, except to use for pillow wrapping or using for poultice wraps and etc, etc, etc.

    Polo's don't offer much in shock absorption if your horse hits the fence, so there really is no "protection" given.

    I prefer splint boots, like Woof or anything lined with Neoprene personally. Neoprene has been studdied and proven to absorb shock, that is why - so many Eventing Boots that you see today, are lined with neoprene because of the job it does.
         

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