My gelding has been wearing Woof Wear Ultra Boots on all four legs, and recently he has become very irritated when riding. He will be going along and violently throw his head down to rub his nose to his legs. He will also kick or stomp his hind legs when he is standing still. I notice when I untack that his legs are quite sweaty and hot. After a few rides, I decided to try riding without the boots, and he has been just fine, so itching/rubbing or kicking out. I've been riding for almost 2 weeks with no trouble at all, then I rode yesterday in boots, and he was a hot mess! Head throwing, constant rubbing, etc.
Does anyone have any suggestions for boots that are cooler or lighter? I really don't want him to go without boots. His movement is such that I don't want him to get hurt. Thanks!
Have you tried any boots besides woof boots? It may not be those specific boots, it might just be boots in general. I've used woof boots on many different horses of different breeds, ages, heights, and levels of sensitivity ever since I began riding and never had an issue with them.
Oops! Sorry! Guess I ordered mine before they ran out. It appears that only white fronts are out until September; medium white hinds and black fronts will be available in July. Black hinds and large white hinds are currently in stock. (12:44 PM EST 6/21/2012)