Leg Protection for Horses: Protective Boots
Bell BootsBell boots protect the coronary band, heel bulbs, and back of hoofs. These boots are good for forgers or overreachers. It is recommended to use this boot with horses that wear shoes with a bar.
Interference BootsThe first of our leg protection for horses: protective boots is Interference Boots. Interference boots are also known well as ankle boots. Hence their name, they are to prevent and protect from the interference of other legs. That being said, they are good for those that track closely or have an uneven gate. They are also good for horses competing when wearing studs.
Splint BootsThe second of our leg protection for horses: protective boots is Splint Boots. Also known as galloping boots, these boots are designed to protect the splint bone. With that, they protect the lower leg from being hit with the opposite foot. These boots are good all-around protection for any activity while riding.
Jumping BootsThe third and last of our leg protection for horses: protective boots is Jumping Boots. These boots are similar to splints but have an open front. They are good for horses that overreach while jumping because they protect the check ligament and high tendons.
Leg Protection for Horses: Supportive and Protective Boots
Sports Medicine Boots
The first of our leg protection for horses: supportive and protective boots is the Sports Medicine boot. These boots offer a support strap under the fetlock. Because of this, they help absorb concussions and reduce the risk of tendon and ligament injury. However, there is a belief they do more than just that.
“Sports medicine boots benefit more than just the part of the anatomy that they fit,” he says. “They support the entire musculoskeletal system of the horse. When used on the (dressage horse’s) hind legs, they reduce or eliminate hock problems.” – Dal Scott CEO of Professional’s Choice Inc.