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Polos Or Splint Boots?

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  • Do you need splint boots for jumping
  • Splint boots vs smbs jumping

 
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    04-06-2013, 07:01 PM
  #1
Yearling
Polos Or Splint Boots?

I've just started my mare jumping on the line (she thinks it's great fun!) and I was wondering what would be better for her to jump in; polos, or splint boots?
     
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    04-06-2013, 08:16 PM
  #2
Yearling
Anybody?
     
    04-06-2013, 08:24 PM
  #3
Started
Splint boots. They are much more breathable and offer better protection if your horse hits a rail while jumping.
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    04-07-2013, 10:21 AM
  #4
Weanling
I dabble with jumping (mostly doing dressage) so I'm more likely to lean towards polos unless the weather is hot.
     
    04-07-2013, 11:08 PM
  #5
Weanling
Open front boots would actually be the best. They offer protection for the tendon while still allowing the horse to feel it if they hit a rail.

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    04-07-2013, 11:16 PM
  #6
Yearling
I would use them if I had them, but unfortunately for right now, it's polos or splints.
     
    04-08-2013, 11:47 AM
  #7
Green Broke
If you're only options are splits or polos I"d go with splints. As countercanter said, you want a green horse to be able to feel when they hit a rail. It's important for them to respect the poles when they're learning what to do with their legs.
     
    04-10-2013, 04:46 PM
  #8
Weanling
I use the Ventch SMBs on my horse, we just do low level, lower than 2'5. I understand being able to feel the rail, but if your jump is not high you should be okay :)
     

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