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Oct. 3, 2010, 09:53 PM
There is a picture on page 50 of the COTH of the horse that got today. The horse has on some kind of "bell boots"that are fitted to the horses foot. Like a stretch pull up protective cover.
What are those and where can I get them?
Oct. 3, 2010, 09:55 PM
I dont have the COTH but are these what you are talking about?
Oct. 4, 2010, 12:50 AM
Similar to those, but not the same. These are trimmed much more, come over the heel in the back but much narrower in the front. I don't think they are a trimmed down version of these, as they don't have the ribbing on the front and they to perfectly cut to be a hand job.
Oct. 4, 2010, 01:48 AM
I don't have it yet, but probably quarter boots
Oct. 4, 2010, 01:51 AM
Here is another quarter bell boot. I wish I could find a picture of them on a horse, but when they are stretched on they just cover the bulb of the heel, shoe, and are very narrow across the foot
Oct. 4, 2010, 09:21 AM
The second one posted from Dover looks like them. Thanks.
Now, anyone have any experience with them? Do they stay on and in the right place?
Oct. 4, 2010, 10:28 AM
I got the Smartpak ones, many of the reviews complain of them being too big. My horse wears size 2 or 3 shoes up front and I really didn't have a problem with them being too big. However, they offered very little coverage for his heels and would do nothing to prevent a pulled shoe because of the way they fit him. The Dover ones might be better. I hate the way regular bell boots flop and flap and fly up in pictures. A lot of jumpers seem to be using quarter bell boots now.
Oct. 4, 2010, 03:50 PM
The Dover ones seem to have more shape to them, and also seem to cover a bit more. I also hate the flapping etc, but for me it is more of a rubbing concern. It is rare that I have gotten rubs, but I do Combined Driving, so marathons are normally 7-9 miles, they are on in work for more than an hour, and I just thought it these really would stay in place, they wouldn't rub the ankle if you don't get them on just right, or more normal for me, it is a different horse I haven't used boots on before and I can think they are on with room to spare but get to the end of the marathon and find they have rubbed.
Thanks for the help. I just honestly hadn't seen them before.