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BornToRun 04-06-2013 06:01 PM

Polos Or Splint Boots?
 
I've just started my mare jumping on the line (she thinks it's great fun!) and I was wondering what would be better for her to jump in; polos, or splint boots?

BornToRun 04-06-2013 07:16 PM

Anybody?

Hidalgo13 04-06-2013 07:24 PM

Splint boots. They are much more breathable and offer better protection if your horse hits a rail while jumping.
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goingnowhere1 04-07-2013 09:21 AM

I dabble with jumping (mostly doing dressage) so I'm more likely to lean towards polos unless the weather is hot.

countercanter 04-07-2013 10:08 PM

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Open front boots would actually be the best. They offer protection for the tendon while still allowing the horse to feel it if they hit a rail.

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BornToRun 04-07-2013 10:16 PM

I would use them if I had them, but unfortunately for right now, it's polos or splints.

upnover 04-08-2013 10:47 AM

If you're only options are splits or polos I"d go with splints. As countercanter said, you want a green horse to be able to feel when they hit a rail. It's important for them to respect the poles when they're learning what to do with their legs.

BigBenLoverforLife 04-10-2013 03:46 PM

I use the Ventch SMBs on my horse, we just do low level, lower than 2'5. I understand being able to feel the rail, but if your jump is not high you should be okay :)


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