Classic Equine Horse Boots : Legacy, Legacy2, Leather Skid Boots
Are splint boots good for horses?
Yes, splint boots are always good protection for a horses legs and if you're looking for a quality horse boot that will provide protection and support, consider the Classic Equine Legacy or classic Equine Legacy2 boot. Splint boots are a great basic option for protecting your horse's legs and their cannon bone when riding or their legs during turnout play. Classic boots help to prevent injuries caused by accidental contact with one leg to the other leg injury, whether it's due to excitement or overreaching or a misstep. Some horses also benefit from supportive splint boots if they have medical conditions such as arthritis or previous leg injuries that make them more prone to leg pain or stocking up. The beauty of the Classic Equine Legacy Boots is they offer all the advantages and bells and whistles of a splint boot in a closed, easy-to-use design boot.
Looking for a quality horse boot that will provide protection and support? Then consider the Classic Equine Legacy Boots or Legacy2 Boots by Classic Equine .
Legacy2 boots are the perfect option for horses prone to soft tissue leg injuries or other leg issues. Whether you're competing in an arena with changing footing, riding, running events, turning your horse out, or working in the arena; Legacy Boots will help keep your horse healthy. Legacy boot system is made with a shock-absorbing inner splint pad that offers double the protection and the horse maximum protection to its splint bone, tendons as well as other soft tissues in the leg and bone. The thick splint pad guards built into the Legacy2 boots protect against crossfire injuries common for timed event horses and allow for a closer, cleaner fit the to horse's leg. A pencil shaped nep[rene suspensory rib is positioned between the tendon and the cannon bone inside the boot to ensure proper boot alignment. A patented Cradle Fetlock System strap provides maximum support and protection to the lower limb and then the double layer of shock-absorbing neoprene completes the protection of this boot. On the rear boots there is an extended layer of tough, bulletproof kevlar material fitted on the cup area on the hind fetlock and this ensures boot durability.
Legacy System Horse Boots by Classic Equine
Legacy brand horse boots offer the latest in technology. The Classic Equine company founded by world champion event riders that put their horses to the ultimate test in changing arena conditions day after day and needed the ultimate support boots for their horses. Boots that will hold up the critical structures of the horse's legs and keep the riders horses sound. The Legacy system is the ultimate sports boot with the technology and materials that help a horse's legs stay cooler along with superior interior suspensory support for cannon bones and support and protection designed for the lower limb of the horse. Legacy boots by Classic Equine part of the Equibrand line of horse protection: offer superior natural support structures for horses' splint bones including double padding.
How do you put Legacy boots onto a horse?
To put on Classic Equine Legacy Boots start by unbuckling the velcro closures and fold them back onto themselves for easy reattachment. Then, place the boot around he horse's leg, being careful not to catch any saddle pads, hair or skin because the velcro is sticky. Once the boot is in place, fasten the velcro closures and adjust as them needed for a snug, comfortable fit; but not too tight. These Legacy2 boots are easy to put on and provide the ultimate support for your horse's legs. These boots are a choice of western trainers and used in helping to prevent injuries and reduce pain caused by arthritis or other conditions in older horses. Proper boot alignment with straps to the outside and while equal snugness on both boots. Important not to make the boots too tight; the rule of thumb is a rider should be able to at least place a finger into the boot.
How are classic horse Legacy boots fitted?
To size the boots, measure the diameter of the horses cannon bone. Use this size to determine which size of horse boot; which generally runs small, medium, and large. In hind or front boots. If a horse measures for a medium then he generally will wear a medium front and the correlating medium hind boot set. Legacy horse boots made for the front legs of a horse are narrower than those boots designated as hind boots. Hind Legacy boots fit the hind leg bone structure directly with the back legs and generally run wider and a bit taller than the front leg boots. So if for example the horse measures a medium on his back boot he then would need a medium front boot. Some styles of Legacy boots come pre-packaged containing all 4 boots; with front and hind boots fitted by size to take the guesswork out for the rider.
How do you measure Classic Equine Legacy 2 boots?
The same measurements used for Legacy are used to find the size of the Legacy 2 horse boots. For dimensions: measure the width of the leg between the fetlock and the cannon bones. Rear Legacy boots have been developed to conform directly to the bone structure of hind legs and come with kevlar. If your horse measured medium in the rear of his boot then generally the horse will need the medium back boot.
What is the difference between front and back boots for horses?
While both front and hind boots by Classic have shock-absorbing neoprene with tapered bound edges and the patented cradle fetlock systems, venting to help a horse's leg stay cooler, and refined leg splint guards. Both the front and hind boots contain a
suspensory rib that is positioned between the tendon and the cannon bone to ensure proper boot alignment. And yes there is a difference between front and back boots for horses. The horse's hind boots are wider and taller than the front boots. This is because the hind legs are typically wider and taller than the front legs. Additionally, the hind legs are responsible for more of the horse's weight, so a good fitting rear boots is because depending on the event; they need more support and protection than the front legs. Some horses may also require different types of boots on their front and hind legs, depending on their health conditions or specific riding needs such as a reining horse that may wear a Legacy on the front and a leather skid. All Classic horse boots are designed with ideal shock-absorbing protection to the splint bone, tendons, and soft tissue. Classic Equine Legacy System Boots for your horse's front or hind legs with the patented Cradle Fetlock System is the ultimate in technology and support to protect your horse's legs on the market today. Below is an example of the splint support and double neoprene.
What are the benefits of a closed system horse boot?
The risks for leg injury increase during events and horse boots are made to protect. Closed style sports medicine boots as opposed to splint boots are popular since they offer maximum support and protect from traction between the legs and the movements of performance horses. Front boots keep the horse from clipping themselves from the side to side movement of rear legs or side to side moves of front legs; such as cutting horses. Horse boots are mostly designed to protect the leg tendons even in deeper sand, while bell boots on the front legs work to protect the frog and front hooves. Back boots are more geared to support the hind legs and some offer extra features to protect the fetlock for a horse sliding such as a Reiner or cowhorse or horses working off their hind end. Front boots may have additional strike plates depending on the event the boots are designed for. Boots designed to protect the rear and front legs generally have splint and tendon support. Rear boots are wider and taller and may have Kevlar skid plates, or a leather cup area ensures durability for sliding or other features to protect the hind leg and the patented cradle fetlock system.
Do horses need to wear front boots?
Yes horses need to wear protective horse boots. Horse boots in our opinion an essential piece of horse tack meant to protect the horse from injury and save the rider from expensive veterinary bills. Most injury tends to occur to the front legs, so front boots are the minimum require; but, we also suggest hind boots for additional leg support. Especially for riders roping, running barrels and pushing their performance horse. Closed tendon boots help to protect the sides of the horse's legs and tendons, including the splint bones. Having boots helps prevent leg crossfire injuries common on event horses. Whether front or hind boots are used, they are designed for maximum protection with the proper layer of shock-absorbing material to protect the splint bone and other soft tissue.
Sizes of the horse front boots?
Many horse breeds need larger-sized boots for tthe front and hind legs such as foundation bred quarter horses, draft horses and stock horses. Almost all Thoroughbred have average bone and in general need regular or medium-sized horse boots, while warmblood and sport horses can be ridden in large boots. Smaller or younger horses with smaller cannon bones use a small-sized horse boot. You do not want the boot to overlap too much or to slide down the horses leg. Alternatively you do not want the boot to be to small and gap.
What is the best way to clean horse Legacy boots?
Clean boots with a brush. Use super light detergents such as Dove dish soap as needed for washing. Other choices of neoprene include cold water soaking, then washing. In worst case senerio you can use a pressure washer. Once clean, just hang and air dry. For extra dirty boots use a stiff plastic bristle brush to scrub and loosen dirt first is always a good option. Remember to wash the boots until all soap is gone so you do not irritate the horses legs.
Where can you find the complete Classic Equine Horse Boots Collection?Tack Warehouse carries front and rear boots, and rear skid boots along with other types of boots; we carry a large selection of all brands of horse boots made to protect horses legs . Our team is trained to help you find those boots specifically made for a variety of equine events. Shop from a wide variety of brands of horse boots available at Tack Warehouse;
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