Shipping Boots

Connor would like everyone to know "WHAT ARE THESE THINGS ON MY LEGS GUYS!"

That parked out stance is boot-related.

As expected, he was indifferent to them being put on, took one giant leap forward when he took his first steps, then walked around with his ears swiveled back for 10 minutes as if listening for the boots to make their evil move.  They never did, and he quickly got over it.

As far as fit goes...I'm not sure.  They're much closer than the Horze ones.  Height-wise, anything taller than this would not fit - the features of his legs hit the right places in the boots.  Width-wise, I think I could use just a little more fabric:



Thoughts?

9 comments:

  1. Oh, those are too small and too short. Try horse size. they should cover the heels. Darn.

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  2. You are in the exact same boat at me! They really need to make Haflinger/Welsh Cob sized horse items that are in between pony and horse.

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  3. Blahhhhhhhhhhh, I'm tired of this. I don't even like shipping boots. I am this close to just doing wraps!

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  4. Honestly, I just use standing wraps and bell boots for hauling when I'm worried about it.

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  5. They look too small all around to me. I just ship in standing wraps, maybe you could do that?

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  6. Not sure how you guys fit them over there, but I get mine large enough that they cover the coronet and heels. It does mean they get dirtier and wear out quicker (though I try to get ones with some kind of leather or heavy vinyl around the bottom for better protection and life), but then it provides much better protection to the horse.

    I've been lucky enough to never see part of a *leg* get damaged during travelling, but I have seen cuts on the coronets from tread injuries (from the horse losing its balance, or another horse standing on it). Permanent growth defects resulting from a coronet injury are a PITA!

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  7. Shipping boots are fast and convenient but I would do bell boots and standing wraps if you are having trouble fitting them. When I would take my guy short distances I would just put his bells and XC or dressage boots on depending on what we were going to do.

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  8. Big feet and legs make life difficult when your horse isn't that big

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  9. Oh, but he looks adorable! Riva lives in bell boots and I have never used shipping boots - not much help, right?!

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