Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I don't put anything on my horse's legs. If she brushes her legs together or overreaches then I would, but most horses don't and there is no need for leg protection (as it's doing nothing). Splint boots are used when horses brush their legs together (that's why they have the padded area inside). They are also some of the cheapest boots so a lot of people use them for protection while jumping, or riding out where sticks could nick them. Bell boots are for when a horse overreaches and clips the back of their hoof.
You might want to put it on while jumping, but again you'll notice a lot of jumpers use open front boots which still allow a horse to feel a knock (and protect the back of the leg from overstepping) so it's really a choice thing.
As far as wrapping, you can do damage if you get it wrong, or if it unravels while riding and considering it probably has less protection than many actual boots on the market, well I don't think there is any use.
But that's just my opinion, and I know lots of people love leg protection.
Last edited by Saskia; 06-26-2013 at 07:21 PM.