Originally Posted by Rancher
Nothing wrong with caring about your horse but consider that horses lived in the wild for 55 million years without leg wraps. But if your horse is worth a million bucks then bubble wrap him.
I find this argument meaningless.
Wild horses don't cost anyone any money in vet bills. When they get hurt they either recover and go on, go lame and get eaten, or die from infection. And nobody cares.
But when my horse gets a sore, infection, or ailment that causes lameness, then I get to pay for it both in vet bills and lost riding time.
And no, I don't have a million dollar horse.
I always protect my horse's legs with either brushing boots or polo wraps regardless of the trail conditions, be it dry, wet, muddy, or snowy.