Originally Posted by gypsygirl
personally, if I were you and my horse was hitting such low obstacles, I would keep the boots off. It sounds like he's either very unbalanced and not ready for what you are asking him, or very lazy. When the jumps are still low I prefer to ride without boots so they hit the poles a couple times and realize they want to be snappy and not hit their feet.
As far as smbs, I really don't like them at all. They get pretty hot which can damage their tendons and ligaments. They also don't have a hard outter shell or strike pad so it doesnt protect that much if they hit their hoof on their leg. Polos also provide zero protection. For a jumping boot I like a stirke pad on them. I really like woof boots.
i agree with most of this however i'm not exactly a big fan of the woof boots solely because I don't like the way the neoprene overlaps. *shrug*
I do have a full set of SMB elites for my TB but we only use them out on trail rides.