The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 21, 2010
    Posts
    2,182

    Default open front boots; fitting popped splint

    My youngster popped a splint a couple months back. No unsoundness, but it's kind of big and ugly. It's on the medial side, quite proximal.

    I'm trying to find open front jump boots for jump schooling that will at least try to "mold" around it as best as they can. The ones I have are quite stiff (brand name is escaping me right now; they're hand-me-downs from my BFF and not a brand I recognize). Any suggestions?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 13, 2008
    Posts
    1,701

    Default

    Maybe give equifit t-boots a try. I let my friend borrow mine and they fit her mare, who also has a popped splint, well because the 'tfoam' molded around it.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 5, 2005
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    1,219

    Default

    Agreed. T boots are the way to go.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 15, 2002
    Posts
    5,935

    Default

    I have had good luck with Roma open fronts if you don't want to spend all the money on T-boots!



  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 12, 2010
    Location
    Westchester County, NY
    Posts
    955

    Default

    Have you considered "cryo" surgery for your horse's splint? I had a horse pop a splint between shows. A friend recommended cryo-surgery for the splint - I had never heard of it previously. The Vet has a probe that freezes the splint killing the bone. Once the bone is frozen - no more heat or pain. After a few months what is left is absorbed and no blemish is left behind. My horse got ribbons at the Hamptons Horse Show, the next week had the procedure, and the week after showed at The Autumn Classic and was reserve champion in one of the hunter divisions.
    http://STA551.com
    845-363-1875



  6. #6
    Join Date
    May. 6, 2009
    Location
    The Left Coast
    Posts
    3,318

    Default

    I also use cheapie no-name open front boots. They have something soft in the lining and never bother my horse's fugly popped splint. Unless your horse seems sensitive to palpation after riding in the ones you have, why spend the money?

    I ended up with these because the Equifit boots (makers of the T-boots) were too small in the M/L size. The lining in those is super squishy, which is why I tried them, but the ones I ended up with are fine.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov. 29, 2007
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    1,181

    Default

    My gelding has a large popped splint on the inside of his RF and a huge lump of scar tissue on the outside of his LF (old injury). I have tried MANY brands/styles of open front boots, including Roma, Eskadron, Intec......none of them worked well. Most of them just slide down his legs. The Eskadrons stayed up, but they were too tight in his 'problem areas' and eventually caused rubs.

    I now only use polos in front.
    friend of bar.ka



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan. 21, 2010
    Posts
    2,182

    Default

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Quote Originally Posted by STA View Post
    Have you considered "cryo" surgery for your horse's splint?
    It doesn't bother him one iota lameness-wise, so I'm definitely not going to do that invasive of a procedure just for cosmetic purposes. But thanks for the info


    Quote Originally Posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
    Unless your horse seems sensitive to palpation after riding in the ones you have, why spend the money?
    Because I'm anticipating there being a problem with rubbing, as LuvMyTB pointed out. I can't imagine that after time, there won't be, and I don't want rubs/white hair on top of an already ugly blemish.



Similar Threads

  1. Best open front boots?
    By reay6790 in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: Nov. 22, 2011, 05:22 PM
  2. my horse popped a splint :(
    By myalter1 in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May. 13, 2011, 12:54 PM
  3. popped rear splint
    By skip916 in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jan. 18, 2011, 09:34 AM
  4. leg swelling? a popped splint? maybe?
    By supaflyskye in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May. 17, 2010, 11:32 PM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: Oct. 12, 2009, 02:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness