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post #1 of 3 Old 01-20-2018, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I ride a 5 year old gelding and my trainer and I have been worried about him hurting his legs. We jump 3-4 foot and I'm wondering what the difference between polo wraps, and jump boots are and what would work best for what we are doing. Thank you!

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Personally I think polos can be a disaster waiting to happen if you don't know how to apply them correctly. My preference is (or was) polo for flat, open front boot for jumping. Now that sport boots have come so far I just use boots when there is a need and use the one best suited for the purpose intended.

Are you worried about bruising from hitting the jump or from clipping himself? Or overflexion/hyperextension of the fetlock?

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To give a useful answer... Polos are useful to protecting against cuts and scrapes and minor impact. Open fronts protect the tendon from falling poles or a overstepping hind leg while still letting them feel the poles. Splits protect the inside of the cannons from interference with the other leg. None of them are going to support tendons from concussion or over extension. Depends what your need is.
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