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  • What is the point of open front jump boots
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    02-24-2010, 08:03 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
NEVER use open fronts on XC. I would sugest Woof Wear Brushing Boots. My whole team uses them
Technically, you can use them on xc. If you have a careful horse that never touches a jump, but want tendon protection. There are some big name riders that run xc bootless...

And if she's at the lower levels those jumps are small enough that open front boots are just fine.

(Note: I used to be in the strict no open fronts on xc camp! Until I recently had my eyes opened for me...)
     
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    02-24-2010, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
You will not find a single professional (or anyone who knows a thing about XC boots) going on XC with open fronts. It's just not done.
Not true.
     
    02-24-2010, 10:23 PM
  #13
Trained
Very true - it is a well known fact that open fronts do not belong on the CC course. I've asked many mid to top level eventers and they all stress the same - no open fronts on the CC course. Articles have been written on protective boots for CC, and I have yet to see any top level eventer out on the CC course with anything less than proper protective leg wear on their horses.

Do not, go out on the CC course with open fronts. Stick to splint boots, tendon boots, smb's - whichever - anything but open fronts.
     
    02-24-2010, 10:32 PM
  #14
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Not true, right now open fronts on XC are "big". Especially in the UK.

Here's William Fox Pitt at Badminton (about as "top" as you get):


And Ollie Townend:
Oliver Townend Pictures - Badminton Horse Trials - Day Three - Zimbio
^ They seem to like them for the "cooling factor". Also, they might like to run in no boots, but need a tendon protector because they're using studs.

And I believe Lucinda Green ran around the Blenheim course with NO boots on Miss Demeena. If she runs bootless, I bet she runs in OFBs.

Just sayin'.
Don't get me wrong, I'll always boot for XC. But, here's proof the big names use open fronts/no boots on course. If your horse is a careful jumper and doesn't need to "feel" it's way around the course, they shouldn't be a problem. Of course, if the horse does slip and knock a jump they'll probably be kicking themselves... But they're professionals, they know what they're doing.
     
    02-24-2010, 10:39 PM
  #15
Weanling
I use splint boots- I went to a 4h tack show, and there were all sorts of boots for cheap- a lot of 4h tack sales have boots for sale. I picked mine up for ten bucks, still in the plastic. Yeah, the plastic was dusty, but they're perfect.
For my back boots, I have the woof All-purpose, but I'm hoping to save up some money to buy true cross-country boots, despite my horse being a super-careful jumper. I just want the best leg protection I can get for him!

MyBeau- Just because they do it, doesn't mean I'd do it. =] Not looking to argue, but I'm just saying "why risk it with open fronts?"
     
    02-24-2010, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by EventinginMI    
MyBeau- Just because they do it, doesn't mean I'd do it. =] Not looking to argue, but I'm just saying "why risk it with open fronts?"
That's how I feel, too! My horse is just short of bubble wrapped going out on course.

I was just making a point as to the "no good rider/trainer goes out on xc in open front boots, ever." Just irked me a little, been one of those days...

But, to OP, it's my opinion if you're showing Baby Beginner or Beginner Novice, you'd be fine for 1 show in open fronts if that's what you want to do. Although, like everyone else has said, look into a nice set of splint/brushing boots if you're going to event a lot. Pick the right equipment for the horse, first. Color is secondary.
     
    02-24-2010, 11:05 PM
  #17
Weanling
Ok, so what I don't really understand- You wouldn't put open fronts on your horse, so why say you think it's okay? I don't suggest something to others if I wouldn't do the same with my horse....
     
    02-24-2010, 11:07 PM
  #18
Trained
William Pitt is like what? 1 eventer out of 99 who uses open fronts? I'm not looking to argue either, but I am not one to advocate lack of equipment to beginners or those who are entering into the sport I have such passion fo.

Just because a slim number of eventers use open fronts, which is highly discouraged by the community, doesn't meant I am going to say "Hey, it's ok!" That would be like saying "Hey, it's ok to train under a Hunter Coach if you are just doing GAG or BN"

Not in my nature. :)

I will never encourage anyone to use open fronts for eventing.
     
    02-24-2010, 11:08 PM
  #19
Foal
I really like the woof brushing boots. What site would be good to find them on? If there is one. I googled them but I didnt know if there was a good site anyone knew about.
     
    02-24-2010, 11:29 PM
  #20
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You're right, I wouldn't go out on course with open fronts or no boots, then again my horse isn't running around BBN or BN. At those lower levels, the jumps are able to be jumped from a trot and sometimes even walk (although I don't advocate that either)... I doubt the horse needs a lot of boot, they're just nice to have as a precaution. If it does need the boots, maybe eventing isn't it's calling.

The picture of Pitt was just to show that yeah, they are used on xc sometimes. I was not encouraging, just saying "look, it happens".
     

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