Horse Boots 101
A horse’s lower leg is vulnerable to injury from blunt, self-inflicted trauma. So, protecting and supporting them with horse boots as the horse undergoes strenuous activity make the difference between a healthy and a hobbled horse.
You need to consider the type of work your horse is doing and identify the issues he has while doing it. Our blog will help you determine what type of boots will work best for your horse depending on his job.
Tendon Boots protect the tendon area of the horse's front leg from strikes from the hind hooves that can occur when the hind leg extends forward towards the front leg such as when cantering or on landing whilst jumping.
Look out for: The open-fronted style tends to be the most popular as they provide protection to the tendons whilst still allowing the horse to feel a pole if it brushes or knocks it whilst jumping so that is encouraged to be more careful next time.
Fetlock Boots protect the fetlock joint area of the horse's hind leg from the opposite leg or hoof from brushing against or striking the leg. Mainly used for all types of jumping.
Look out for: Neoprene linings that are perforated with tiny holes as these are breathable.
Brushing Boots protect the bone in the lower leg from bruising when one leg 'brushes' against the inside of the other leg. Most commonly used for schooling.
Look out for: Fleece lined boots for added comfort and extra padding.
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