Having the proper leg protection is key to your horse’s overall performance and health. There are many different types of horse leg protection that you should keep on hand in order to keep your horse happy and healthy in the stable, while in transit, or while showing.
There are various types of leg wraps that serve different purposes, some wraps like shipping boots are designed to be worn in transit to prevent injuries. Other wraps function similar to heavy-duty bandages by providing support and foundation to injured or strained ligaments.
Some types of leg protection prevent clashing that occurs when a horse is running or playing. For example, bell boots are a common type of horse leg protection that are used to prevent the horse’s back hooves from hitting their front heels, which can cause scrapes and bruising. They are also used to protect the horse from dirt, debris, and impact trauma. Bell boots can be worn by your horse while out in the paddock. Fetlock boots, like these Air-Shocks from Horze, are great for preventing fetlock clashes.
Leg protection is of the utmost importance when caring for and maintaining your horse. Preventive maintenance is more affordable and manageable than a catastrophe! Let One Stop Equine Shop help Keep your horse happy and healthy, check out our leg wraps and boots inventory today!