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post #1 of 14 Old 05-07-2008, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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what type of protective boots should be used to jump

okay. i have bell boots that my horse has to wear so he wont throw a shoe but can i use them when im jumping and what other type of boots should i used? open front or sports medicine boots. although i prefer the legacy system boots by classic equine...have anybody used the legacy boots.if so, do you like them? i am thinking about buying some for my horse for western and i was wondering can i use them to jump..
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-07-2008, 05:51 PM
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I have no idea what legacy system boots look like maybee they are American and haven't seen them as I come from the UK, I deffinatly wouldn't use sports medicine boots for showjumping because they are very protective round the front are likely to make the horse careless!! I use open fronted tendon boots and back fetlock boots on both my horse's when showjumping.
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-07-2008, 06:51 PM
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I use open-front boots, like these: http://www.horsetackinternational.co...sheepboots.jpg (both front and hind boots shown here)

PS - in North America, you can use boots in Jumper rings, but not Hunter rings :)

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-07-2008, 06:58 PM
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I always use open fronted jumping/tendon boots and over reach boots, if not open front, sports medicine boots.

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post #5 of 14 Old 05-09-2008, 11:56 PM
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I use the professional choice boots or polos.
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-11-2008, 11:46 PM
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It's a personal preference. Unless you are competing in jumper shows, what you decide to use is really what you will prefer putting on as well what you will find provides better protection.
For a long time I used Professional's choice on my one gelding and used polos or open front jumper boots on my other horse.

I no longer use professional's choice as I find them hard to keep clean and require regular brushing or rinsing.

What kind of riding are you wanting to do? and what level?
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-29-2008, 04:27 AM
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open-front boots work great :)

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post #8 of 14 Old 06-01-2008, 02:49 PM
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It depends on the horse and you. Yes you can use bell boots they are perfectly fine. For one of my horses I use open fronts, another wears nothing, and a different horse wears splint boots. I prefer open fronts best because most of the horses I ride hate hitting the fences, so if they even tap it they feel it in open fronts and then they pick their feet up even better after that.

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post #9 of 14 Old 06-01-2008, 03:50 PM
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I say open-front boots are good. But it is a personal preference. ;)

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post #10 of 14 Old 06-03-2008, 12:45 PM
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I'd invest in a good pair of open front boots. I personally HATE SMB's but that's just me, i just find they are SO hard to get a perfect fit with. but open front boots are great, or just a plain pair of splint boots. I have a few pairs of splint boots, and a pair of open front boots, and i love them all, so whatever you want most. The definite advantage to open fronts is that when the horse hits a rail, they feel it. With smbs, they don't really feel anything at all . ..
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