Boot up


  • If you’re going to jump or gallop, put brushing boots or splint boots on your horse. These are padded boots that go on all four legs that protect your horse’s legs in case he knocks his front legs with his hind hooves, which can cause bruises or cuts. Padded boots also give extra support to the muscles and tendons in a horse’s leg.
  • If a horse is traveling at fast speeds, a hind hoof may "overreach" and tread on the heel of a front leg, causing a nasty cut that may take forever to heal. Prevent these cuts by putting rubber overreach boots on his front legs.
Last modified: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 8:58 AM