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what type of protective boots should be used to jump

This is a discussion on what type of protective boots should be used to jump within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category
  • Can open front jumping boots be used for everyday

 
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    06-11-2008, 08:14 AM
  #11
Yearling
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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    06-12-2008, 03:29 PM
  #12
Started
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.
     
    06-13-2008, 06:40 PM
  #13
Yearling
thanks

Thanks everyone all of your opinions have helped!! :)
     
    06-25-2008, 01:48 PM
  #14
Weanling
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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