Another Boots Question
I have started to jump my horse pretty regularly now and higher. (Around 90cm and higher freejumping)
Honestly, boots confuse me so much. I want to start using some on him, especially as the ground is very hard and dry at the moment.
I have these boots at home, can't remember the name of them, splint boots I think:
Are these suitable?
I have seen thousands of different types of boots at the saddlery and I am happy to buy some new ones if they would be better suited.
All of them are good. Some give a little more protection, some less. Those you posted are just fine, I use similar as a spare pair on flat work and when I do little jumping. Although I still prefer my main pair Woof boots (I like the velcro there more). :-)
Those Splint Boots are just fine! Actually I used those alot during pony club before SMB's came into the scene.
Those are great because they are made out of Neoprene, and many studdies show that neoprene helps in absorbing that shock that our horses front limbs take when doing strenuous activities like jumping.
Our horses front legs take ALOT of beating when jumping, and that' why I always use boots on my horse when I jump, because I want to:
Those boots you have are perfectly acceptable because of the Neorprene material. If you look around at Cross Country Boots, you'll see alot of them now, are lined with Neoprene because of the studdies showing how it aids in absorbing that shock that our horses front legs take.
Anything you have, that is lined with Neoprene, or made out of Neoprene, will do great :)
What MIE said!!!! Neoprene is a great substance! If you get more into jumping, I'd recomend getting boots for all four legs, but for now, that's fine!
Depends what you are trying to protect....
I prefer to use a hard shelled boots (open front) as they give protection from them being striked from behind... I either use open fron leather one or and open front hard case one
Roma tend to do a nice cheapish one (If you have roma over there)
I have a pair like these as well for "good shows" they are leather but comparatively cheap compared to alot of brands (They are signature and cost $120 NZ dollars)
I do have splint boots - but I use them for on the roads/forest more for support/anti brushing and also to protect from twigs etc I try to avoid jumping on hard ground as boots will only support so much...
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