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post #11 of 14 Old 06-11-2008, 08:14 AM
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I have splints and open fronts.....i use my opens for everyday riding too....i'm lucky bcoz they fit both vince and amber

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post #12 of 14 Old 06-12-2008, 03:29 PM
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You can use bell boots when jumping and they won't get in the way. You can use any kind of protective boot for schooling at home--splint boots, polos--but open-front jumping boots are good for schooling, too, and you can use them in the jumper ring but you can't use them in the hunters. Open-front jumping boots give the horse protection and support but the front just has the straps so as to allow the horse more clearance from the jump.

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post #13 of 14 Old 06-13-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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thanks

thanks everyone all of your opinions have helped!! :)
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-25-2008, 01:48 PM
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Well, open fronts are designed that if the horse hits the jump, they'll feel it, and lift their feet up higher next time (or that's the purpose). I use splint boots (on Sun), but I prefer using open fronts and bell boots. For cross country, I prefer brushing boots with bell boots. But for hunters, you can not use boots.
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