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What boots do you use for schooling?

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  • What boots do you use for schooling?

    I'm curious! Not to mention, I'm looking at picking up a new set soon

    For schooling on the flat right now I'm just using fleece lines brushing boots, and for jumping I use a pair of old eskadron open fronts!
    Watermark aka "Cleo" - 5 year old Warmblood cross
    Foxtrot aka "Raven" - 5 year old Hanoverian
    Simon Says aka "Sprout" - 4 year old Welsh pony
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  • #2
    I use these http://www.smartpakequine.com/sport-boots-2594p.aspx,
    equifit open fronts, polo wraps, or pj boots.


    • #3
      Right now I am flatting in wernerhousen (or something like that) polo wraps, cause they look so smashing on my horse's legs.
      For jumping I will probably use the cheapest of the T-boots. (with velcro)

      Looked at what my polos are and they are Waldhousen.
      Last edited by ElisLove; Mar. 13, 2013, 10:03 PM.


      • #4
        I use polos or fleece lined brushing boots (random brand from the used tack store) for flatting and tekna open front boots for jumping. Nice and sturdy (and cheap!!)
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        • #5
          I like the T boots with the velcro for schooling like these -

          Sometimes polos when flatting.
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          • #6
            I have one horse going in EquiFit boots (T boots) --open fronts in front and ankle boots behind, which is truly ridiculous because the horse only flats at this point. But they are what I have from before and they look nice. I prefer the tab kind to the velcro. The other horse has a set of hand-me-down Equifits, but the front ones are the closed front.
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            • #7
              Depends on which horse and what I'm doing.

              The mare wears the SmartPak sport boots hunterrider23 linked to (or sometimes the Dover version) for flatting and Veredus open fronts and ankle boots for jumping.

              The gelding usually wears nothing on the flat, but often EquiFit T-Boots open fronts on the front and all-purpose T-boots on the back. If we're doing XC, then he gets Nunn Finer XC boots.

              My friend's mare (who I often ride) usually gets bell boots on front and sometimes SMB Elites all around (not my call). She mostly flats.
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              • #8
                I have the Dover version of those boots too, but they get used for turn out. I always order via smartpak because you can free return sized items and since I already have smartpaks shipping out, I'm too lazy to order stuff from Dover.


                • #9
                  Jump schooling at home I use eskadrons or the Roma knock off version. When I show I have equifit t boots and eskadrons. My choice there really depends on the weather. If it's rainy and yucky like most of our shows here I got with the eskadrons. Soooo much easier to clean.
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                  • #10
                    For most every day work and hacking, I usually use fleece lined boots (I love the ones hunterrider linked. Not too thick like the Dover, good price, and last). Occasionally, I'll do polos or a combination of boots and polos.

                    I would LOVE a full set of the Equifit brushing boots...but at close to $100 a pair, probably won't be happening when I can spend $60-70 on a full set of fleece boots.


                    • #11
                      I use fleece EuroPro Heidi and ankle boots (they last forever, mine are 10 years old!) when it's nice, and ThinLine open fronts/ankle boots when it's wet or muddy.


                      • #12
                        Mainly polos for the horses that are pretty careful with their legs, and Eskadrons for the little jumper pony who does not always know there her legs are.


                        • #13
                          EuroPro Heidi and Askan boots


                          Last edited by FleabittenGray; Mar. 13, 2013, 05:26 PM. Reason: Add link


                          • #14
                            Polos on fronts and ankle boots for back eskies/equifits for flatting and jumping
                            If we are really schooling/hard work full eskies or equifits.
                            Also dover fleece boots sometimes xc brushing boots!


                            • #15
                              Either T-Boots (with the tabs) in front and wraps behind or wraps all around. Some combination of Back On Track Polos, regular polos or Eskadron Climatex wraps. And bell boots in the summer when he has shoes all around.


                              • #16
                                bell boots and eskis up front, soon getting the equifit sport boot for up front since we only flat. sheepskin or regular ankle eski ankle boots depending on the weather. polos up front, out back or all around if I feel like it. climatex up front for more intense flatting.


                                • #17
                                  double post.


                                  • #18
                                    I flat my horse in my SmartPak Fleece Sport Boots that I got on mega sale last summer or polos and then I jump him in Veredus Olympus Open Fronts and Eskadron Ankle Boots (until I shell out the $$ for the matching hinds). He always has bell boots on except at shows.