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Whether in recreational or competitive sport, the protection of the horse's legs and hooves is essential. The horse's legs are subjected to great loads every day. The front legs enable your horse to turn quickly, absorb shocks and also serve for balance. The hind legs provide thrust and cushion shocks caused by movement.
The horse's hooves bear the entire weight of the horse, as well as the rider on a very small contact surface. In order to bear this heavy load, both the horse's legs and hooves must be in optimal condition and protected as best as possible from external forces.
In relation to the overall physique of a horse, its legs are very delicate. For this reason they are often a vulnerable point for the horse. Even small and superficial injuries to the extremities can cause long-lasting damage. Good leg protection is always useful during training, in the pasture, in the stable, during transport or at the show. It can effectively prevent injuries.
Horse boots are available in various designs, the range is almost limitless. But why so many different models? For one thing, different discipline-specific boots exist. The area of application and external influences such as weather and ground conditions also require different types of leg protection for the horse. From the classics such as tendon boots, fetlock boots, and training & brushing boots to magnetic & ice boots, travel & stable boots - you'll find everything you're looking for here.
Hock & knee boots for horses are special boots that are anatomically shaped to fit the horse's carpal and hock joints perfectly. There are also special therapeutic models of these protectors for horse joints, such as the Back on Track hock protector or the Back on Track knee protector.
Bandages for horses are used especially in dressage riding. They protect the horse's leg, such as during lateral gaits, and are generally used in combination with breathable leg wraps. Horse bandages are made of different materials. In addition to wool bandages for horses, you will also find elastic bandages, neoprene bandages and classic fleece bandages for horses.
To protect the horse's hoof as efficiently as possible, there are different types of hoof protection. Over reach boots or bell boots are used to protect the hoof and the sensitive coronet band of the horse. They should prevent the horse from injuring itself with the forefoot or from kicking off a horseshoe. As a rule, bell boots are used primarily on the horse's front hooves. However, in order to prevent injuries, they can also be used on the hindquarters in some cases. Hoof boots may look similar to over reach boots at first glance, but hoof boots for horses are a different type of hoof protection. They offer a good alternative to traditional shoeing.
Regardless of the area of application of the leg protection and hoof protection, it is important to ensure that it always fits perfectly and that the horse is not restricted in its natural movement.
Once you have found the right hoof and leg protection for your horse, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to colour and brand. In our wide range you will find absolutely everything you need for leg protection and hoof protection. There is something for everyone. For example, how about fancy boots for your pony from HV Polo, trendy Veredus tendon boots, classic black horse boots or new glitter horse boots from horze? No problem! Just visit us and discover more of our top brands like Cavallo, Covalliero, Eskadron and many more.