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  1. #21
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    Add me to the "24/7" camp. Regular rubber pull-ons. No problem.



  2. #22
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    im curious as to why so many horses need to live in bell boots 24/7?



  3. #23
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    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.
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  4. #24
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    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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  5. #25
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FraggleRock View Post
    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!



  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by FraggleRock View Post
    im curious as to why so many horses need to live in bell boots 24/7?
    I'm assuming they over track naturally quite a bit with their hind feet, or they rough house and step off their shoes if not in bell boots. My issue was temporary due to corrective shoes.
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