View Full Version : Best full-coverage hind boots?
May. 30, 2010, 09:29 PM
I have a Holsteiner mare eventing at preliminary (1.10m). She's base-narrow behind and nicks herself, especially when competing, as she's extra exuberant and active in her style. Ankle boots don't provide enough protection, so I need boots that cover the whole inside of the cannon bone. I'd prefer leather, and I'd also prefer something affordable!;) Any suggestions from all you jumper riders out there?
May. 30, 2010, 10:16 PM
Devoucoux makes a tall leather hind boot. Pricey though.
May. 30, 2010, 10:25 PM
I know polos have their limitations and disadvantages, but I'm a fan of polo wraps behind. When my guy used to nick his back legs up interfering I used polos. Protects the legs from nicks but they can still feel it if they rub a jump. Just my preference. In a color to match the horse's legs they still look clean and classy. Feel free to totally disregard this :)
The Devocoux boots look nice.
May. 30, 2010, 10:28 PM
Althought these are not leather they do come in a variety of colors. I have a pair of these for my OTTB Louie who is also built narrow behind and needs the added protection of the hard shell covering much more of his inside hinds than the ankle boots; which didn't do a thing to protect him from interfering.
May. 30, 2010, 11:07 PM
Re: polo wraps, not my favorite to rely on, as they get heavy and slip in wet conditions. Keep the suggestions coming!
May. 30, 2010, 11:34 PM
Boogaloo makes leather event boots. Good coverage, available at some tack stores and Greenhawk. Google it for their website.
May. 31, 2010, 09:20 AM
They are not inexpensive - but these are fantastic, and built for hard use.
Scroll down to GE12
May. 31, 2010, 11:28 AM
What about some oldie but goodie Heidi boots?
May. 31, 2010, 12:02 PM
I use Heidi boots for schooling, but was hoping to find something more secure for showing. I know they normally stay put, but I'd be more confident having buckle-end leather straps than two pieces of velcro. :D