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Supermane 01-27-2009 01:32 PM

Best non-neoprene turn-out bell boots
I was just wondering it there are any non-neoprene bell boots that would be suitable for turnout.
Currently I have a few pairs of these:
Double Lock Bell BootsWith Fleece - Dover Saddlery

However, the fleece absorbs water and gets muddy really easily. I was wondering it anyone knew of a brand that I could try?

CiscoKidd 01-27-2009 01:36 PM

a lot of people at my barn use these, and like them.

Davis Bell Boots

bgood400 01-27-2009 02:40 PM

I agree with the Davis bell boots. We leave bell boots on my horse 24/7, he has a thing with pulling off shoes. These last quite a long time and arent very expensive.

Supermane 01-27-2009 03:34 PM

Any other brands, I think that this shape tends to no fit his feet well. Though I'll try them.

CiscoKidd 01-27-2009 04:27 PM

maybe these?
Pro-Craft No Turn Bell Boot -

My Beau 01-27-2009 10:16 PM

Would petal bell boots work? Totally customizable and the petals will move to fit his feet.

CiscoKidd 01-28-2009 11:45 AM

also found these haha

Italia Pull On Bell Boots at Bit of Britain

Supermane 01-28-2009 12:28 PM

Are petal boots good for turnout?

I can't do pull-ons, they are too hard to get off for showing.

My Beau 01-28-2009 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Supermane (Post 240240)
Are petal boots good for turnout?

I can't do pull-ons, they are too hard to get off for showing.

I have never turned out in them, but I don't see how they're any different from normal bells for turnout. I mean, if they hold up around **/*** cross country courses, why not in the field? :lol:

You just have to replace the top strap probably once a year or so because it can wear out. I have a pair for shows and I replace the strap every 6 months just because I don't want them to break and have all the little petals go scattering in a bajillion different places!

kitten_Val 01-29-2009 01:25 PM

I used no-turn bell boots last year when my horse had a bad cut just above the hoof, however they wear out in no time. I got rubber ones and they are much better in my opinion. I do use no-turn to trailer though...

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