Boots & Bandages
Horse Boots | Horse Bandages
At Wroxham Saddlery, we feature a comprehensive range of horse boots and horse bandages. We have selected our boots and bandages from the highly regarded Hy, LeMieux, Shires, Mark Todd and Woof Wear collections plus many more. You will discover the perfect tail guards and tail bandages together with exercise bandages, brushing boots, over reach boots, fetlock boots and tendon boots. We also offer travel and schooling boots. If you are new to riding or horse ownership, you might be wondering which boots you need. So, here’s a quick guide to the available styles.
Brushing boots protect the inside of your horse's legs from the opposite hoof which can knock into the lower leg and fetlock. The boots run from under the knee and down the inside of the leg, covering the fetlock. These boots are multi-purpose and are used for schooling, hacking and competition (if permitted under the rules).
Tendon boots are only used on the front legs of your horse and serve to protect the tendon on the back of the legs. They're most commonly utilised in show jumping, where hind legs will sometimes catch the tendon upon landing. This type of boot is designed with open fronts to prevent horses from knocking poles down with the front of their cannon bone as they pick up their forelegs.
Over Reach Boots
Useful in competition, over reach boots help to prevent injuries in younger horses and horses with shorter backs. The boots protect a horse's heels from being clipped by the back hooves, soaking up the impact and stopping grazes and cuts. Over reach boots are frequently combined with tendon boots, particularly in jumping competitions, or with brushing boots when schooling.
This type of boot covers the inside of the fetlock and absorbs the impact when the fetlock is knocked in the air or upon landing. Smaller than tendon boots, Fetlock boots must be secured with care to ensure that they don’t come free.
Designed to protect your horse when in transit, the boots absorb knocks and are available for both front and hind legs. The boots cover the legs from the knee to the coronet or from the hock to the coronet on the hind legs. The boots often feature Velcro fastenings for convenience.
Protecting your horse’s legs from cuts and knocks whilst also keeping their legs clean, stable boots are a good investment. They are more convenient than bandages and can also help ease the symptoms of arthritis.