I rarely use horse boots or wraps on Hemie. The potential negatives of irritating/rubbing legs, getting caught on something, and overheating outweigh the need for protection in his case. Hemie is very careful with his legs and rarely hits a rail. When he does, it's with his toes (I know this from paint transfer). The boots I own do not offer "support" - just impact protection. However I do use boots when doing XC because solid fences have much greater impact if he does hit a jump. I've never been a believer in polo wraps, although I think they look nice.
|Will boot for photo challenges, though. Pink boot collection ftw.|
Last month I asked where you do your shopping: online vs brick-and-mortar stores. Here's the results!
The majority of voters do 25% of their shopping in stores, and 75% online. I'm not surprised given the quantity of mega online tack stores, which offer incredible product variety, comprehensive reviews and ratings, and rewards programs. Its interesting to note that many brick-and-mortar stores now also offer online shopping - my local saddlery just came out with their own app which includes a horse-cookie punch-card rewards feature! So tech savvy!
Thank you to everyone who votes and participates in these informal polls. Very interesting!!
PS. I'm not sure how I forgot to have a "100% online" option (sorry Karen!).
Previous Let's Talk Tack posts:
Online vs Brick-and-Mortar (Tack Shopping)
Riding Boots & Saddle Pads