Roma Open Front Boots
The Roma Open Front Boots can protect the delicate tendon area of the back of the leg, and the fetlock area from bumps, bruising or strikes. The outer shell of the boots is shaped to be comfortable on the horse, and to allow full range of movement. The protective, semi-rigid boot secures around the lower leg of the horse, supporting the fetlock, and providing a type of shield for the tendons and ligaments that run behind the cannon bone. These boots are designed to allow the front of the cannon to feel any knocks of the rails when jumping. This is to help them learn from mistakes naturally and improve their form over a jump with their front legs. Many trainers believe if the front legs are completely surrounded in protection, they can't feel a jumping rail and therefore do not learn how to solve problems such as rocking back and using their body to deal with a tight distance. The Open Front Boots by Roma have a soft, durable neoprene lining also assists in absorbing shock. Neoprene is a dense foam that is easy to care for, and breathable. It has some ability to also diffuse shock waves from landing a jump away from the tendons and ligaments.