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  1. #1
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    My horse is going away to be started in April. Looking to see if anyone has suggestions on shipping boots. I could wrap her is that is better then the shipping boots. Thanks



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    Ive heard that some shipping boots can slip or move around (maybe if not strapped correctly?) and most people I know prefer wrapping to shipping boots.



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    How far will she be traveling?

    I've had the Dover 3-strap boots for years and LOVE them. My only compliant is they can be hot, but unless you're in AZ April isn't hot enough. At some point I plan on getting Dover's newer model which has a mesh lining and not the solid nylon.

    You can't go wrong with a good standing wrap, and I use that when it's too warm. Nobow topped with a track wrap, bell boots up front, and good to go.
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    The trip is about two hours from Missouri to Kansas. Thanks for the suggestions maybe I'll just go ahead with the standing wraps and bell boots.



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    If it's a long trip with a commercial hauler, ask them if they even allow boots or wraps. Many don't.

    But I vote Dover Pro too. I've seen or used several different brands, and those are the only ones I have liked. Many of the others are very flimsy.



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    I got a set of the slick-lined one from Libertyville Saddle Shop that weren't flimsy at all and not terribly expensive, either. Otherwise I'd wrap and use bell boots.



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    Get stiff boots that will stay up well - the Weatherbeetas don't do that for me.

    Fleecy linings just get dirtier - choose a smooth lining.

    Get ones with scuff plates and over the knee/hock style.

    I like NEW Hoy Travel boots, but they're not sold in the US anymore
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    If the shipper allows, I would much prefer the protection and thickness of the Dover Pro also.



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    I too have Dover Pros I've had FOREVER -- they hold up well, they are really easy to put on and off, they have fit both the little TBs and my GIANT horses (and i mean giant) without slipping, and they are currently on sale in the Dover catalog.

    They have scuff plates and go over the hock.

    I have some more expensive ones with more straps and they are just harder to put on and don't stay put as well.

    Am going to buy a second pair for the 2-horse hauling days....
    The big man -- no longer an only child

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