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Camigurl 09-04-2011 10:37 AM

Shipping Boots
I'm only taking my horse about 20 minutes away. Do I NEED shipping boots or can i just use splint boots on the front and back legs?

Joe4d 09-04-2011 11:05 AM

either, or none depending on your horse and how he unloads. I like putting boots on to protect them from bumps and scrapes when they unload.

VelvetsAB 09-04-2011 12:57 PM

If the horse travels well, then don't worry about it.

You can always put the splint boots on though so that you don't have to worry about doing it when you get there.
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kitten_Val 09-04-2011 02:06 PM

I put wraps on BUT one of my horses is not the quietest and I drive hour+ usually. With 20 mins and quiet horse I'd say you are safe to go without boots.

SorrelHorse 09-05-2011 07:38 AM

I second it. If the horse is quiet, boots are not necessary for short trips.

I use shipping boots wherever I go now because my anglo arabian is a nutball. This just depends on what your horse is like.

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