Worried about your horse's legs while they work or run around the field? Brushing boots or splint boots have been used for years for all types of situations to help protect lower limbs from knocks and strikes and while materials, colours and designs may vary, the main feature is a strike pad on the inside of the boot from under the knee or hock to over the fetlock which protects from the hoof, shoe or other fetlock causing injury. Brushing injuries on the front legs are usually seen from the knee to the hoof, on the hind legs it is usually from the fetlock to the hoof.
Brushing boots are by far the most commonly used boots due to the protection they provide to the cannon bone and protect from environmental strikes in an area which has little natural protection and can be used in so many disciplines as well as hacking out. The next level up in protection for the area is an event boot which tends to be made of stronger material and feature strike pads at the front as well as at the back of the boots and are designed for cross-country were the fences and terrain tend to be unforgiving. The only discipline in which brushing boots are not very common, especially at the top level is showjumping where there is a preference for tendon boots and fetlock boots for their reduced weight and reduced coverage.
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