Pls recommend some supportive boots for fetlock for jumping.

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My horse sustained an injury to her fetlock 16 months ago and i am now beginning to jump her a little bit. Currently ride in equilibrium stretch and flex wraps which are great but need to be more supportive.

I want a pair of boots that offer support to her fetlock all the way around in pastern that her legs wont get stupidly hot in.

Horse is a find 16.2 tb with slender /long legs and takes cob size ish.

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IMO you won't find anything on the market at the moment much more supportive than well-applied bandages. Honestly though you can't protect the inside of the horse's legs with bandages, but I know it would make me feel better by using them anyway
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I cant support the part i need to by bandaging as its low down and the position makes it awkward.

Its not so much the soft tissues its the palmer pouch of the fetlock ( she hyper extended it in the field and smashed up all the cartledge ).

I know what when my knee is bad and i strap it up in a support i am able to much more with it that without so figure it has to be similar for them.

I have been looking at the kevlar premier exuine sport boots and they look great and i have the sports boots but these have extra support for fetlocks so think i will get some of those.
 

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I had a pair of those sports boots from eskadron, trouble was they were too small.

I now use the equilibrium wraps which go under the fetlock for Jake's split tendon and torn fetlock cartilage.
 

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If you can buy a SMB-type boot that will "cover" the area, then you will be able to bandage far enough down if you need to. I loathe SMBs though ('nuff said)
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To bandage under the fetlock and part way down the partern and get it snug enought not to move the vet agrees is going to much less effective than a boot deisgned for fetlock fit nd support. We did try but im not keen on badgaing anyway persoanlly so prefur boots.

I love my equilibrium boots but they arent man enought for jumping and going out in really.

I have been online for hours and i have drawn up my short list but think i may stick with the premier equine boots with the double layer around the fetlock.
 

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Professionals Choice Elite boots. Reduce leg stress by up to 26%. I've just bought a pair from Robinsons for £65 + P&P.

But, also bought a couple of pairs from web site in USA.

Professional's Choice Elite Sports Medicine Boot: Closeout
SMB Elite Front Medium: Burgundy
Sku: SMBEFM-BUR
URL: https://www.discounthorse.com/show_product/501216
Unit Price: $39.99
Quantity: 2

Yep, for $39.99 dollars per PAIR!!!!!! Unfortunately they will only deliver to addresses within US or Canada but luckily for me I come from US so have relatives who'll mail them on to me. What a bargain, eh? And goes to show how much MORE we have to pay in UK
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Ridiculous price hike for us here, even though the ones I found were reduced.
 
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