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Best Horse Jumping Boots

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Danielle Fletcher
• Saturday, 28 November, 2020
• 7 min read

A horse ’s legs are delicate, and equestrian competition and pleasure riding put added strain on them. Aside from carrying the extra weight of the rider, there’s also the added concussion from jumping and galloping, as well as the possibility of injury even while doing something as innocuous as grazing.

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Protective boots that fit on a horse ’s front and rear legs are a convenient way to help prevent injuries. For a long time, bandages were used to help safeguard horses’ legs, and while some people still use them, especially in sports like polo, they’re time-consuming to put on and have limitations in wet weather.

Our buying guide is full of useful information, and we’ve selected a few of our favorites to make your shopping even easier. Boots that are too tight can do more harm than good, constricting blood flow and causing pain.

Boots that rub can cause sores and even permanent hair loss at the chafing site. Horses travel the world for competition, and there are many products designed to keep them free from knocks and bumps whether jetting overseas or trailing down the road.

A common cause of these injuries is from the horse striking itself, such as the back hoof hitting the front leg when galloping or quickly changing direction. This interference can also happen at any pace when a horse is still in the training stages and still unbalanced or getting used to carrying a rider.

These are similar to brushing boots except they run longer on the leg to secure and support the suspension ligament. These rubber or tough ballistic vinyl boots pull on over the horse ’s front hooves or are fastened around the pastern to protect the coronary band and the heel bulb.

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They’re only used on the front hooves except in extreme situations like team jumping or foxhunting, where injury could be caused by another horse. Using one boot instead of a pair can cause lameness because it can affect the horse ’s gait and make it uneven.

These boots are designed to protect the fetlock when a horse comes to a sliding stop, such as in barrel racing, rodeo, or cutting. These boots are made of a tough vinyl or leather piece that covers the fetlock and is fastened at the front with buckles or Velcro.

These boots go on the front legs and are mostly used by show jumpers to protect the sides and back of the cannon bones. As the name suggests, they are open in front so that the horse doesn’t become desensitized to the feel of the rails in the jumps.

Horses that are particularly prone to irritation from bug bites can benefit from wearing fly boots during turnout. These boots are made of mesh or other lightweight, breathable fabric to keep the bugs away and the horse cool.

Horses that are particularly prone to irritation from bug bites can benefit from wearing fly boots during turnout. These boots are made of mesh or other lightweight, breathable fabric to keep the bugs away and the horse cool.

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In much the same way that boots replace bandages for riding, they are now often used to help keep poultices or other medications on the horse ’s legs. There are also a number of boots on the market that are designed to add an extra layer of drug-free therapy to help horses overcome injuries.

Some competitions may have rules about hoof boots, although this is changing as more people are turning to them in lieu of shoes. This is because the dressage test is aimed at showing how sound, well-trained, and balanced your horse is (thus, not needing boots).

It’s certainly important that the horse ’s legs don’t overheat, so it’s worth buying boots that are made of breathable fabrics or are designed to allow airflow. Keep the boots clean and free of dried gunk and debris to stop skin infections from sweat.

Horse Tendon Boots by Valerie: Pro-K 3D Air-Mesh Houseboats, Showjumping, HorseJumpingBoots, Lightweight with Breathable Soft Padding for Less Sweat and Rubs These professional choice open front boots protect your horse ’s tendons and ligaments from injuries while jumping and performing.

It protects against strikes, leg damage and even comes with a soft lining to prevent rubbing and soreness. Made with a flexible and non-restrictive design, your horse can easily do high speed activities like show jumping and hunter jumpers.

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A double Velcro loop back system with fastening button lets you place and secure the tendon boots with ease. During extreme pressure and active movements, heat and stress build up; our front leg boots cushions the legs, absorbing moisture and eliminating heat accumulation.

Features TGW riding horse boots,contoured design allows flexion of tendons without rubbing. TGW Riding horse boots Soft neoprene outer shell is durable against water and mud, keeping your horses' leg free of debris while working.

TGW Riding horse boots Double stitched for quality,allowing this product to be used for practice or sport. TGW Riding Wrap around closure with Velcro allows the boot to cradle the fetlock for maximum protection.

Open front allows moving freely on high-speed activities like jumping and running. Features Hard PU shell exterior, It’s durable, wear-resistant and easy to clean.

Fits like a second skin to protect your equine athlete while keeping dirt out. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some items you choose to buy.

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The boots should not affect the horse ’s ability to flex their joints, as that would have a negative impact on their jumping technique. British Showjumping and FEI rules regarding the use of boots on hind legs have changed recently, so it is worth checking that any hind boots you are looking to buy comply with the rules for the classes you intend to compete in.

Horse & Hound has been working with a number of professional riders, trainers and yards to put a range of products to the test in a busy yard environment. They provided very good protection, and I really liked the simple style, fit and durability of these boots.

“A really smart and modern looking pair of boots that fitted my horse well, and I was confident his legs would be protected in the showjumping ring. My horse ’s legs didn’t sweat in them, they looked very smart and were easy to take on and off.

They were really practical as they were very easy to clean with a simple brush or wipe with a wet cloth. I love how comfortable my horses feel in these boots and how stylish they look.

The Velcro was secure and the strike pad on the hinds gave my horse good protection. I never felt I needed to worry that these boots might pinch my horse, due to the large straps.

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They are lightweight and flexible, but with not as much as solid protection around the sides of fetlock as some others in the group test.” The tendon and fetlock boots in this group test were trialed by Jo Rimmed.

Jo is a former school teacher, who has produced a number of horses up to CCI3* level. She now combines competing with producing young horses and training riders of all ages.

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