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Piaffe 08-20-2010 12:07 AM

Are pro choice smb boots ok for shipping a horse?
I havent gotten a pair of shipping boots yet and i am have my mare transported about an hour away tomorrow...would it be fine to use pro choice smb elites? I had a horse get a nasty gash in the trailer once so i want to wrap her in something...or would polos be better? Thanks!
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ShannonSevenfold 08-20-2010 12:57 AM

I would say the SMBs would be better than polos because there is always a chance that the polos could slip or become loose and the horse could become tangled in them and injure itself. However, I moved my mare to a new barn recently, and I don't have shipping boots so I picked up some cheap pillow wraps and used Vetrap to wrap her legs. You could try that, too.

Piaffe 08-20-2010 01:04 AM

Oh...that js a good idea too...maybe i will try that...thanks!
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BarrelRacer86 08-20-2010 05:28 PM

NO, the SMB boots don't breath very well. There excellent for competiton, but should always be taken off afterwards because they can cause the tendon damage with over heating. I'd image a hot trailer ride for an hour could hurt.

ShannonSevenfold 08-21-2010 12:32 PM

I never heard of over-heating causing tendon damage...

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