Brushing boots or splint boots are used to protect a horse’s legs during exercise, protecting the lower leg from injury that may occur if one leg or hoof strikes the opposite leg.
We recommend the following for all Professional’s Choice Products: Hand wash and/or hose off the products with a pressure nozzle. If necessary, use a mild liquid soap to remove excess dirt and sweat. Woolite® or horse shampoo work well. Rinse the products well with cold water and allow them to air-dry.
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The open front design encourages a horse to be more careful going over jumps as the horse will feel a fence pole if he hits it. The boots provide strike protection from the back hooves for the tendons in the back of a horse’s leg.
Brushing boots fit from below the knee and are shaped to cover the fetlock joint on the inside of the leg. They typically have a tough, durable strike pad on the inside and fasten on the outside, and are made from neoprene or leather. When fastening brushing boots, the Velcro straps should always go from front to back.
The general rule is that boots should fit snug with enough room to press a finger between the horse’s leg and the boot. Too tight and you’ll pinch a tendon or restrict the blood flow that is essential during exercise. Too loose and dirt or footing material can sneak inside the boot and become an irritant.
The circumference measurement of the boot is more critical than the height because the boot must fit around the horse’s leg and overlap 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ to be effective. When sizing, the height of the horse and the coarseness of the bone should be taken into account, but these should not be the only determining factors.
Sports medicine boots, sometimes called support boots, protect a horse’s legs against impact from its other legs or objects like jumps. They are also used to help prevent the over-stretching of the tendon on the back of the horse’s leg.
When the dirt is really a lot, the ideal is to wash them in cold water (max 30 ° Celsius – 86° Fahrenheit ) with neutral soap. Soak them in a bucket for about 10 minutes and let the water dissolve the dirt. Then also pass a soft brush and a sponge. Let them dry well before putting back in the accessory box.
We recommend cleaning our boots by spraying them with water, removing all dirt and debris from the hook and loop straps, and letting them air drying. We DO NOT recommend washing them with detergents.