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Which brushing boots for schooling?

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  • Which brushing boots for schooling?

    Woof Wear Sport Club (the $30 ones in the Dover catalog that come in a bunch of different colors), Moxie Guardian Galloping Boots, or Nunn Finer's colored strap ones? I'm mostly looking for affordable and durable; pony doesn't really have a problem with brushing. (I just like to dress up my pets)

    Also, do you think if they need a Medium from Woof Wear, that they'd take a a Medium in Moxie as well? I can't find a size chart for the Moxie's anywhere, not even on the company's website.

    And which color do you think would look good on him? He's sort of a chocolate chestnut (PM me for a pic so that they don't kick me off of here). I'm partial to hot pink (magenta, the more purply tone), purple, and NAVY blue.

  • #2
    Don't have an answer for you since I've been wondering the same thing... I'd like some of the fleece-lined white ones, but purely for vanity reasons, to make my big grey goofus look more dressagey.

    Just wanted to let you know that you are free to post links here to photos on other sites. Only Premium members can attach photos directly, but if you aren't a Premium member, you won't be able to do that anyway so no worries.


    • #3
      I like the Woof boots. I use them in the summer because they don't make the horse's legs hot.
      I love my Econo-Nag!


      • #4
        I have an assortment of boots in my trunk: Woof, Pelham-Ascot Washable Dressage Boots, All-Sport Boots, Adelaide Sport Boots, and the Dover knockoff version of the Dressage Sport Boots. My horse moves close behind, so I always ride or lunge him in some kind of boot or wrap.
        I like the Woofs and the ASB's because they don't get soggy when wet, and there's no fleece to get crusted with footing or grass seeds (I have to go through an area with longer grass to get to the ring).
        The Pelham-Ascots (I think they were made by Bar-F) and the Dover DSB knockoffs are both thicker, and would provide more protection for a horse that interferes a lot. Plus, the fleece makes my retread schoolmaster look more sportif. However, if the footing is wet, it does stick to the fleecy edges, and I have to wait for it to dry and brush it off before putting them in the wash.
        I also keep a set of cheaper, all PVC Davis splint boots in my trailer, in the off chance that I have to lunge in muddy footing at a show. Those look the least dressagy, but they don't absorb any water, and they can be hosed and wiped dry in minutes.
        I had a set of real DSBs, and didn't replace them when they wore out because they were not so good for outdoor riding. They have a padded area inside the boot along the splint area, and that soaked up and held a lot of water.
        The Adelaide sport boots, sold in Smartpak, are cheap, but they don't last a long time. I found that the elastic straps stretched out after not very long, and made the boots hard to fit.
        Amateur rider, professional braider.
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        • #5
          Having tried and used all of the boots you mention I will say hands down the better choice is the ASB (All Sport Boots). They have a thick covering that prevents the neoprene from getting marked or torn up. The velcro straps have a touch of elastic, are easy to use and they wash up much better. Very econmical and available in a dressage version with poly fleece too (in white called DSB). I prefer the black, neoprene lined ones myself.

          Get them at Dover!


          • #6
            Another vote for the Woof Boots. I love mine.


            • #7
              A different thread recommended Professional's Choice leather brushing boots with the fleece http://www.profchoice.com/htmldocs/p...r/prd/pb4.html

              but I'm glad this popped up again now too. Time to write down my Christmas list!!!
              DIY Journey of Remodeling the Farmette: http://weownblackacre.blogspot.com/


              • #8
                I vote for the Toklat Valenas. I have had mine for 5 years and ride in them 3 or more times per week. They are still in great shape. http://www.eqtack.com/catalog/produc...roducts_id=590
                OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!