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HorsesAreForever 12-06-2008 09:20 PM

BOOTS!! Splint? Open Front?!! HELP!
 
Okay im starting chance in jumping and want to get some boots to protect her legs and absorb the shock.

I was gonna get splint boots but someone said those arent good to use for a long time...


Then I was gonna get open font... but the only once I can find that I kind of like are one size fiits most horses... and there 41 bucks...


What are better to do jumping with???

Spyder 12-06-2008 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever (Post 205846)
What are better to do jumping with???


I prefer Eskadons.

CessBee 12-06-2008 09:37 PM

I use boots like this for jumping.

http://www.saddles.co.nz/webfiles/Sa..._Jump_boot.jpg
Like with any gadget and accersory (SP) you dont want to become reliant on them, I am guessing you are going to be teaching him to jump, then a pair of boots on the front and back possibly could be a good idea untill he figures out what to do with his legs. Once he is used to jumping, you can probably take them off if he doesnt interfere with himself when he is jumping.

Open fronts are good with learning that way if they hit the jump with the front of their legs they will feel it and wont be too keen to knock the jump again

HorsesAreForever 12-06-2008 09:39 PM

any links??? I need some that arent really exspensive...

CessBee 12-06-2008 09:47 PM

The ones I posted are from www.saddles.co.nz
and are only $20 NZD, but they probably arnt suitable as you are in a different country are you not?

HorsesAreForever 12-06-2008 10:35 PM

Yeah im in the US..

Maybe Ill stick with polos still after winters over with.

mudypony 12-06-2008 10:44 PM

I would go with open front boots. I found these ones for only $25, which is an amazing price.
http://www.horsetackco.com/Roma-Neoprene-Lined-Open-Front-Boots.html?currency=USD
You can also get the same ones but with fleece lining for just a few bucks more.

I like splint boots or galloping boots for flatting and trailriding because it provides more protection. Here are some inexpensive ones I found...
http://www.tackwholesale.com/product_info.php?products_id=2126

Also, I would suggest not using polo wraps for jumping because they can easily unravel during your ride, which could cause bad things to happen.

Hope this helped!

Jubilee Rose 12-06-2008 10:58 PM

I personally use open front boots from Greenhawk and would definitely recommend these over splint boots. I love them! They provide good support, stay on well and allow the leg to breathe. Good luck with finding your pair! :-)

*Oh, and polos are good too, but once you get more into jumping, you'll probably want something with more support.

HorsesAreForever 12-06-2008 11:13 PM

Thanks everyone Ill have to take a look at this post again after winter! I am just getting chance started in jumping again so I dont think ill need any boots till we get a little more into it.

Everyone can keep posting im interested in what everyone likes to use!

starlinestables 12-06-2008 11:22 PM

Polos or Open Front should be satisfactory..

Also if your polos are coming undone when you ride or jump then you are not doing them correctly. There is nothing wrong with polos and jumping.


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