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        07-10-2013, 06:43 PM
    I tried to use polo wraps once on my 16.3hand quarter mare once and they just come un wrapped and I tried to hoof boots a long time ago and ended up loosing them somewhere on the trail too, lol. Those were the black rubber hoof boots with the metal clasp in front-- they have upgraded boots for barefoot horses that will be on a lot of hard terrain like the easy boot trail and renegade hoof boots- Id try them.
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        07-13-2013, 02:08 AM
    Originally Posted by Poneez    
    I've just begun taking my little Arabian out on the trails. Previously he's only been ridden in arenas.

    I'm wondering what is the best sort of let protection for him? I normally wrap his legs (Polo wraps) but I wonder if there is something that would be more appropriate for trail riding.

    I would definitely not recommend polo wraps. You really should not get them wet, and you don't want to risk them getting undone on a trail. You should take a look at tendon boots(roma), or SMB wraps are also usually pretty good and I know they have ones specifically for trails which means they will be great even in water.
        07-13-2013, 08:54 AM
    Green Broke
    Here is my opinion, take it or leave it.... Horses almost never NEED leg protection. Trainers use it on clients' horses to cover their @sses. They don't want to be blamed for damaging a client. Trainers on TV use it because the sponsors pay the bills.

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        07-13-2013, 11:52 AM
    Green Broke
    Eventually you will learn that most of the stuff on the horse market is specifically designed to make PEOPLE think they need it. Don't use leg wraps. They do nothing other than protect from some superficial scrapes, BUT tend to get stuff under them that can cause serious rubs.
    People use them because they saw someone in a magazine use them.
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