jumping boots vs. polo wraps - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 Old 08-12-2009, 02:50 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29
• Horses: 4
wraps will only support your horses legs. i use polo's for horses jumping 2'3 and under and flat work...i use boots for 2'6 and higher, the boots protect your horse more then wraps if they hit the back of their front legs on the landing, or if they accidently hit the rail during the take off. You can use either splint boots or open front boots. open front boots are best for jumping high, were split boots are okay for 2'6 and under

(}---{) Mad River Glenn (}---{) <333
ragazzabella023 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 21 Old 08-12-2009, 04:37 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: at the barn
Posts: 2,160
• Horses: 3
boots boots boots for jumping polo wraps for flatwork!!
savvylover112 is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 08-13-2009, 10:26 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 358
• Horses: 0
Boots they offer better protection and suport, I only use polo`s for flat work.
horseoffire is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 08-18-2009, 01:28 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Iceland. In town and in the country
Posts: 148
• Horses: 1
but what is it about polos so bad??

If they don't have horses in haven, I'm not going.
Thelma is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 08-18-2009, 02:01 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,056
• Horses: 0
^^ you can easily mess up tendons if on too tight, and they can easily fall off if not on tight enough, and they are not meant for jumping.

boots offer much more support and open front boots are made for jumping !! and they are much harder to mess up.

only use polos for flatwork

XxXequinegrlXxX is offline  
post #16 of 21 Old 08-20-2009, 03:01 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Posts: 6,634
• Horses: 2
It is not "easy" to ruin a horse's tendons by using polo wraps. You would have to wrap it super super SUPER tight every ride for weeks for it to really do any damage. I use my polo wraps all the time, and I've never had a problem with them. If you can put a vet wrap on, you can put a polo wrap on.

That being said, if you're doing serious jumping, I would use a boot, because they do offer more support, but for what you seem to be doing now, you will be fine using polo wraps until you can save up for boots.

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
riccil0ve is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 08-27-2009, 05:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 95
• Horses: 3
i used to use the SMB boots for years. about a year ago my trainer had me switch to polo wraps bc she didnt like SMB boots. Looking back, i dont think that the smb boots really support the horses legs. I have the older style SMB boots, but i think that i like the new SMB boots better. they seem more fitted and molded to the horses legs. I now use the Equifit T-wraps. they are really cool and lots of support. you do have to know how to put them on correctly, but i agree that it would be hard to screw up a horses legs using polos, but i have seen it done. sooo, overall i like polos, plus you can clean them better and more frequently than boots. (I suggest t-wraps, but they are like $90 dollars)

I love Alexis, Bindi and Maggie!
jchunterjumper is offline  
post #18 of 21 Old 08-27-2009, 10:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central TX
Posts: 375
• Horses: 5
I like polo wraps plus over reach boots. I never feel like the SMB boots properly fit my horses' legs, and I don't think splint boots offer any protection. That being said, I have been taught by vets, vet techs, and trainers how to wrap legs for exercise, shipping, and lameness issues so I am very comfortable with polos. I have never had a problem with them coming off, and it is very hard to get them too tight. Now you can very easily put a standing wrap on too tight if you don't have the pad on under neath (and I would never put a standing wrap on without the pad) and cause a lot of problems. Not so much with the polos
sandsarita is offline  
post #19 of 21 Old 09-03-2009, 12:26 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Californian
Posts: 1,979
• Horses: 2
English: Polos for flat and boots for jumping (depending on the horse i ride i use bell boots)

Western: SMB and no turn bell boots all the way

I have one of each discipline horse and i think that leg protection is the CHEAPEST form of insurance you can have on your horse. I don't let either of my horses out to run around without something on their legs... :)

:: Karley ::
Tucker WB/TB- 11 yr
Speedy QH/TB- 22 yr
kchfuller is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 09-03-2009, 12:28 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Californian
Posts: 1,979
• Horses: 2
Sands I agree, I know how to wrap a polo so I am ok with ME doing polos (not to sound arrogant I hope)

:: Karley ::
Tucker WB/TB- 11 yr
Speedy QH/TB- 22 yr
kchfuller is offline  

boots , jumping , wraps

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
using polo wraps help please angie22d Horse Training 17 07-20-2009 07:39 PM
Wanted: used horse boots/polo wraps Quixotic Tack and Equipment Classifieds 17 06-02-2009 10:17 PM
FOR SALE: Tall Boots, Polo Wraps, Saddle Pads and More. wordstoasong Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 11-18-2008 06:58 PM
How to put on polo wraps kershkova Horse Tack and Equipment 3 11-14-2008 09:50 PM
Polo Wraps vs. SMB boots? SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 13 07-13-2008 05:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome