Originally Posted by RhondaLynn
Two of you responded that your horses wears bell boots 24/7.... why?? What DO they help with???
Rhonda, one of my horses manages to cut herself on back of front leg right above the hoof. She did it couple times on ice (probably it broke and cut her), so I kept the boots only in winter. But then she managed to do it last summer (I guess found a rock somewhere). So I keep them on all the time since that. Of course I take them off and clean periodically, but they are loose enough, so just kinda hang out around the leg.
Edit: BTW, she's definitely not over-reaching - at least I never noticed in field or on ride. And I don't keep boots on my other horse (except in winter when we have ice - than I do as precaution).