YES. Would you play basketball in street shoes?
It takes all of a min. To put on leg gear front and back and for that amount of time to keep a horse from getting hurt is a small price. If all you are doing is light riding meaning no stopping or turning you can get away with out using leg gear. However when I start stopping the rears go on and I always have fronts on.
-I'm so busy... I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse.
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