I've never had a problem with bell boots on 24/7 and my horse is out 24/7 in the summer so keeping them on all the time makes the most sense. Additionally, bell boots with velcro rub my horse and pull-ons are a pain to deal with...though I wouldn't even ask my BO to put on / take off even velcro ones every day. My horse has pulled many more shoes out in the pasture vs. when I'm riding him so there's another reason for us.
Originally Posted by RugBug
Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.
I use pull ons on every horse that has shoes. I buy the Centaur or the Beval ones. Last quite some time. I live in FL, which many think is scratches capital, and have had no issues with scratches on his fetlock. I flip up his boots when he is in the stall and brush/wash behind them every ride.
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I had a sensitive-skinned TB who would get rubs left in bell boots 24x7--particularly this time of year. I could not get there every day either, which didn't help. The only ones that worked for me were the petal-style bell boots. I think because they didn't trap mud.
im curious as to why so many horses need to live in bell boots 24/7?
In my young horse's case, chronic overreaching. Sometimes they don't know where those long, gangly baby legs are when cavorting. That wonderful, engaged hind end "overstep" I so like to see in a horse does NOT help, either!