Equine Leg Protection

Does your horse wear leg protection when exercising?

Yes, he wears some type of boot when working.
Yes, he wears some type of wrap when working.
Yes, he wears both boots and wraps at different times.
No, my horse doesn't wear leg protection when exercising.

Total votes cast: 756

Comments & Write-in Answers

goes without in hunter ring though

5/5/2014 9:58:59 PM

But only when work is strenuous, especially with slippery or deep footing. Normal work outs- no.

5/5/2014 7:27:50 PM

Does not brush or over-reach . I feel wraps etc can cause more harm than good

5/5/2014 6:40:42 PM

my mare is barefoot so we don't need boots or wraps

5/5/2014 4:25:10 PM

we only use boots for jumping!

5/5/2014 3:33:33 AM

for protection during her work

5/4/2014 3:42:58 PM

I like to protect my horse's legs especially when jumping and sporting, but always have boots on

5/3/2014 7:15:03 PM

We mostly trail ride.

5/3/2014 2:37:49 PM

I don't believe in them and I don't want to over heat his tendons

5/3/2014 6:54:26 AM

only in high competition speeds

5/2/2014 2:08:36 AM

yes my horses all wear protection on there legs at all times of work, I do not care for splints

5/1/2014 11:13:02 PM

endurance & trail ride, no need for leg protection

5/1/2014 10:19:14 PM

Its called prevention people

5/1/2014 9:56:51 PM

she dont! does she need to?

5/1/2014 8:45:46 PM

splint boots, but probably not necessary all the time

5/1/2014 4:43:31 PM

Both my wear brushing or bell boots when working

5/1/2014 2:03:09 PM

Also wears hind turn out boots after a serious paddock mishap(s)

5/1/2014 12:26:19 PM

Normally not. But we do add boots if planning a ride in rougher terrain for support and protection.

5/1/2014 12:21:49 PM

Polos all the way around.

5/1/2014 12:18:41 PM

Nina disher Thinks that you should not put leg proctection on the horse you exercicerning

5/1/2014 11:11:13 AM


5/1/2014 9:35:33 AM

only for x-country

5/1/2014 7:20:46 AM

Protective boots only when cutting or dry work with stops and turns, not for exercising

4/30/2014 8:52:34 PM

if the horse needs it for a specific reason & time then fine. a crutch over time may create weakness

4/30/2014 8:36:12 PM

Ever since he fractured splints I've used boots. Wraps in colder weather

4/30/2014 7:28:29 PM


4/30/2014 6:24:39 PM

Not usually, but I do maintain his feet in balance, otherwise I use protection.

4/30/2014 6:22:45 PM

neoprene boots saved his legs many times=will not ride him without it

4/30/2014 5:55:59 PM

when longeing, though in practice that means riding as well.

4/30/2014 5:46:20 PM

Only on rough terrain.

4/30/2014 2:28:12 PM


4/30/2014 12:27:24 PM

Lower level dressage; no need for leg protection

4/30/2014 11:09:26 AM

We do dressage and my horse wears leg wraps working and bell boots in turnout.

4/30/2014 10:38:54 AM

Unless he interferes.

4/30/2014 7:36:21 AM

Stretch and flex

4/30/2014 3:33:46 AM

Either polo's or SMB Ventec Elites

4/29/2014 10:02:01 PM

always bell boots, and usually splint boots or polos as well

4/29/2014 6:37:12 PM

We need toprotect our horses legs as much as possible, during shipping and working..

4/29/2014 5:54:01 PM

Bell boots behind with leg protection.

4/29/2014 5:48:49 PM

Not unless the footing is deep or muddy then I use wraps and bell boots

4/29/2014 5:48:44 PM

He doesn't do disciplines that require (or allow) protection.

4/29/2014 5:43:16 PM

He wore boots & wraps as a reiner, but no longer since we just take easy rides now.

4/29/2014 5:25:35 PM

Our harness horses Wear a light polo to jog. a boot to train.

4/29/2014 5:00:46 PM

But I plan on using wraps this season.

4/29/2014 4:58:53 PM

I don't do anything to my horse that would require his legs to be protected.

4/29/2014 4:05:48 PM

Athletic activities demand a variety of decisions based on conditions/training/etc. Use when needed.

4/29/2014 4:01:57 PM

No leg boots but he wears hoof boots

4/29/2014 3:36:28 PM

Yes, she does. Better safe than sorry.

4/29/2014 3:22:18 PM

have a very good pair of front boots 4 my horse, but sometimes they r more of a hassle than anything

4/29/2014 2:52:34 PM

Trail ride at a walk only- leg wraps collect a lot of trash in desert!

4/29/2014 12:05:25 PM

splint/brushing boots and/or polowraps depending on what type of work we are doing.

4/29/2014 10:29:29 AM

My gelding wears front boots every ride, hind boots to jump, and hind wraps in cold weather.

4/29/2014 8:05:53 AM