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FrittSkritt
Mar. 13, 2012, 03:43 PM
After a few years with Thinlines, I made the switch over to Eskadron fetlock/ankle boots recently because the Thinlines kept cracking. (I originally had a cheap pair of Romas, but those collected sand like crazy.)

Unfortunately, they rub my horse, so off they go. (Anyone want a pair of Eskadrons? :D)

What I need: a reasonably priced (e.g., $50-60) pair of fetlock boots for schooling. My horse interferes behind, but I don't like putting full hind boots on him as he needs SOME awareness of where his legs are. ;)

What I'm looking at:
EquitFit T-6 boots w/velcro - kind of expensive, plus I had the all-purpose pair as fronts a few years ago -- liked them but it was hard to keep them clean
Veredus Pro-Tec Gel (https://www.netequestrian.com/horse/765/search/search_results/veredus_protec_gel_fetlock_boots.asp?pId=765&cgId=0&cId=80&scId=)
Veredus Back Light Fetlock Boots (http://www.adamshorsesupplies.com/Veredus-Back-Light-Fetlock-Boots-P2899C3747.aspx)
Woof Pro Ultra (http://www.adamshorsesupplies.com/Woof-Pro-Fetlock-Boots-P2385C3747.aspx)
Professional's Choice (http://www.adamshorsesupplies.com/Professional-Choice-Rear-Ankle-Boots-P3590C3882.aspx)

...and that's about it. Let's face it, cheap(ish) fetlock boots aren't a booming commodity. :D

Anyone have suggestions?

KateKat
Mar. 13, 2012, 03:52 PM
what about just polo wraps? Also I know you said no full boots but I haven't found a pair of regular boots that don't rub my girl (and she bruises like a peach, all rubs turn into white fur-BLAH!) so I use the Toklat Valenas.

FLeventer
Mar. 13, 2012, 07:48 PM
Have you tried the full length eskadron hind boots? Open front, full coverage, and easy to clean.

I like the t boot ankle boots as well. Even with the removable liner its tough to keep clean.

goodmorning
Mar. 13, 2012, 08:08 PM
What about these? I have front & hinds that have been around forever, and they are looking good after years of abuse.

http://www.adamshorsesupplies.com/Valena-Ankle-Boots-P4896.aspx

FrittSkritt
Mar. 14, 2012, 09:37 AM
goodmorning -- I thought about those, but I need something that I can hose off easily. If I were still at my old barn, with its handy washer-dryer in the tack room, I'd probably get those as I could wash and dry them in no time! ;)

I'd prefer to stay with fetlock boots as opposed to full length or polos since he tends to get sloppy behind -- but if he goes naked, he interferes on the flat when we warm up. A catch-22. :p

yellowbritches
Mar. 14, 2012, 10:11 AM
I have the Valenas (you know, Toby, Mr. Fluff is a Must). Love them, but, yeah, probably wouldn't be so wild about them if it wasn't for the super easy access to the w/d.

I don't think you can go wrong with anything Woof makes (barring a neoprene allergy), so I think that would be the way I would head for an every day type thing for him. I see a lot of the Veredus and people seem to like them, but they look to space agey for my taste :lol:

tuckawayfarm
Mar. 14, 2012, 04:11 PM
Have you tried these:

http://www.equifit.net/products/adhesive-gelsquares

They work well for hard to fit horses or if new boots aren't in the budget right now.

You can order them online from:

www.stcroixsaddlery.com :)

intrepid
Mar. 14, 2012, 09:14 PM
Where specifically are they rubbing? I quite like the Shedrow back boots. http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=Web&strmdNumber=BOE0032&stricSKU=BOE0032