• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

shipping boots for a TB

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • shipping boots for a TB

    What does everyone use for their TB's? I'm trying to find something that actually stays up during the trailer ride. Does anyone use a cob size on a TB under 16h? My full size boots start slipping as he's walking into the trailer. I've made them as tight as I can and they still slip. We travel a lot for competitions and I just want him to be safe. Thanks for any help

  • #2
    What a timely thread! I was wondering the same thing. My best bet was to get one of the Dover boots either in a cob size or their cheaper boots which look to be the same as cob sized. My TB is 15.2 so I have the same problem as you with them slipping down.

    Comment


    • #3
      Woof Boots

      I like the c/s woof shipping boots. Which are the same price as the Dover boots and they seem to conform to the horses leg rather then just being a stiff sheild around them.

      Also what worked for one of my TBs was the cheap Dover Shipping boots. They have about 8 straps down each boot so they aren't going anywhere...just a pain to get on and off when an antsy TB
      "Want to ride for fun? Ride a carousel."-Gina Miles

      Comment


      • #4
        I was also wondering why they can't make a ventilated shipping boot. It's hotter than hell here in the summer and our poor boys are wearing those foam shipping boots and sweating like crazy.

        Comment


        • #5
          Have you ever thought about doing a shipping wrap. If done right, it won't slip. Otherwise, see if you can get Lende boots in a cob size.
          www.pinnaclehorse.com

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            My TB is 15.3, so he's on the cob/full border That's part of my problem. For all of you who have 15.2/3 h horses, what size do you use? I agree with the ventilated boots. That would be super

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              I can do the normal bandage type wraps if I'm at the barn in the morning before he goes on the trailer or if I'm hauling him myself but if I'm not there, it takes too long for someone else to do it and I need to provide boots.

              Comment


              • #8
                Again, same thing for me as NZ. I can't really justify spending $$$ on the Lende, so cheaper is better. Anyone try the Dover boots with the mesh lining? Says it increases breathability but I'm skeptical since the outer material looks the same (is the outer material breathable as well? Doesn't say!).

                Comment


                • #9
                  I have the older dover boots w/ the wider straps. Never had problems with slipping. My new little guy 15'3 small all over fits in the horse size boots I have that my 16'3 big all over guy fits into. But if I was to buy just for him, I guess I would get a Cob.
                  "Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    The outter shell is the same. Inside has mesh. Not sure what that accomplishes seems like the heat would just get trapped inside the boots.
                    "Want to ride for fun? Ride a carousel."-Gina Miles

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I have these ones: http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-00b0d0204ae5 for my mare and they do not slip. She's right at 16.1. I would think they could work for a smaller horse...I could do up the straps tighter, so there a bit of wiggle room there. And they're not expensive!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I have the older Dover ones with 3?- 4? straps, in full size. I've used 'em on TBs from 14.3 to 16.1 with no problem. My little mare's legs weren't really much shorter, just finer, and they're stiff enough not to slip. I do wish they were cooler, though. I like them more than wraps because of the hock coverage--my horse sits on the tailgate the whole ride so I worry about capped hocks if we should have to stop suddenly.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I have the Dover boots with 3 straps (they run about $80 now - $70 when I bought them 5 years ago). Have used them on a 16.2 TB, 16 h porker, and now my 15.1 hand TB - no slipping. I do think shipping bandages offer more protection, but these boots do fine for short hauls, which this time of year happen A LOT!
                          ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I have the Dover 3 strap ones in cob size for my 15.2 and 15.3 girls (TBx and STBx). They fit great and never slip. The horse size ones were waaaaay too big on both of them.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have a 15.1 Arab, and I use these in cob size:
                              http://www.horseloverz.com/Amigo-Tra...pr-187959.html

                              I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They're great (Yes - just like Tony hehe) - even after I throw them in the washer to clean them

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I've got a 15.3hh newzealand tb and I use the woof shipping boots... cob size. fit him really well.
                                www.teamduke.org/goto/amy.parlett

                                "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." John Wayne

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by AirJockey24 View Post
                                  I've got a 15.3hh newzealand tb and I use the woof shipping boots... cob size. fit him really well.
                                  Yep, use them on my youngster and they fit great!
                                  Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    These are great ideas. I'll go with the Dover or woof but now I need to know if I should get a cob or a full!!

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      We have Dover shipping boots, which work well, and I think the cob size would work well on our smaller ones. But, in all honesty, I've been wrapping lately, and prefer it. A)They can sleep in them (either the night before or on arrival) B) They are far easier to wash and C) They look snazzy

                                      I also like that our guys with lots of mileage on their legs get a little extra support. And if you suck at a proper shipping wrap like I do, you can always stick bell boots on if you are worried about their heels/shoes.
                                      Amanda

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        My 15.3 TB has full size Woof shipping boots and they're great and don't slip... the Dover ones seemed to stiff to me.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X