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post #1 of 21 Old 07-30-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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jumping boots vs. polo wraps

Im just teaching my mare how to jump, she just does bunny hops over cross rails. I'm going to a tack shop tomarrow because im scared shes gonna hurt herself and want to give her some sort of support. Im not doing anything strenuous, but working on moving up. She hits her legs and hoofs so much, and bell boots make her chaif and break skin. Ive heard about both support boots and polo wraps, which would you guys suggest?
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post #2 of 21 Old 07-30-2009, 09:38 PM
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Support Boots no question. They offer real support, are convenient, and easy to put on. They also stay clean quite a bit longer and if they come loose (never had it happen) they won't tangle
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post #3 of 21 Old 07-30-2009, 10:56 PM
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Boots all the way! My trainer was me that if you put on the wraps incorrectly, they can either be too loose and come undone (eeek, dangerous!) or be too tight and cause damage to the tendon.

Boots are easy to use and much safer
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post #4 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 06:45 AM
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BOOTS as said above ^^ Looks better and more convienient
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post #5 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 08:16 AM
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I would never use Polo Wraps for jumping - they are only meant for flat work.

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post #6 of 21 Old 08-02-2009, 01:29 AM
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I like the elegant look of the polo, and I find neither is superior to the other, but since you have never put one on, I would go with boots, they are easier to use and harder to mess up.

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post #7 of 21 Old 08-03-2009, 04:44 PM
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Boots all the way as said above bandage can do amage if not put on right id recommend a set of tendon and fetlok boots very handy=]

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post #8 of 21 Old 08-03-2009, 04:48 PM
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I reccomend splint or woof boots.
I dont prefer SMBs but most people on here LOVE them...

Why I would NOT use polos:
1) Its too easy to mess up the wrap and it end up being too loose, too tight, cording the tendons, etc.
2)They dont provide as much protection when jumping.
3) They can easily FALL off when they get wet because they stretch.

Hope this helps:)
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post #9 of 21 Old 08-07-2009, 06:17 PM
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Boots...I do sometimes use polos for jumping, but they can come loose or catch if you're not careful, so it's safer to just use boots. Boots are more expensive, but it's worth the cost.

Plus if you ever want to show, I know in cross country they don't allow polo's...not sure about jumpers..but anyway it's very easy to screw up polo's so if you are going to get them, have someone who knows how to use them show you first.

Boots are great though...easy to put on, easy to clean, great support too

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post #10 of 21 Old 08-08-2009, 04:04 AM
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i would rathr jump boots because they are stronger and have moor protection
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