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sloulou

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sometimes rug - sometimes not.. depends on the weather
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boots and a tail bandage normally
 

carmenlucy123

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yeah!

i only put a rug on in winter because she's clipped.
(and i only put brushing boots on because i only go out for some xc.)

i feel like i should conform and have t.boots on then i think nah... lol

i do need a tail bandage though as she stands right far back and it rubs.

just thought id see what every one else does
 

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travel boots, tail guard abd rug if necessary. i will never travel my horse with out travel boots even tho he travels really well i once unloaded him and he had destroyed (straight through padding and everything) one of his hind boots. luckily he only had a few grazes on his leg but its keeps coming to me how bad it could have been
 

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hmmm i should have added nothing as a final tick shouldn't i!

to be honest i didnt expect anyone to say nothing! not on H&H forum, i expected a telling off for not having a pair already lol you have proved me wrong!
 

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Travel boots and tail bandage, no rug if its in the summer

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Ditto, only rug him when hes clipped. Also, I would use a poll guard but haven't got one yet (hes 17.1 and I worry he may clonk his head!)
 

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Travel boots, over reach boots, rug (dependant on weather what I use), tail bandage, tail guard, roller (just in case). No poll guard as never hada problem with height
 

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When travelling my horse, he wears:
- fleece rug on cooler summer days but if very hot then no rug (unless just been washed down) and thermatex on winter days
- travel boots (I have heard of / seen many incidents where horses have been in horrific accidents and the travel boots that they have been wearing have been ripped to shreds but their legs are not / only very slightly injured, and I hate to take any risks with my boy.)
- poll guard (because he used to rush out of the trailer and whack his head of the roof)
- tail bandage with tail guard over the top (tail bandage stops guard slipping and guard stops him rubbing his tail)
Yes, I know I am way OTT!
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ihatework

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The young horse wears nothing.
My older horse wears boots and if it's cold will wear a rug. Never wears a poll guard and only wears a tail bandage if I am doing a dressage test.
 

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A tail guard and a rug if needed. I stopped using travel boots 3 years ago when my mare became afflicted with severe, chronic, recurrant lymphangitis. My vet said that I should avoid boots and bandages due to the risk of the effected leg becoming warm. Touch wood, I have never had a problem.

Since I stopped using boots, there has been an incident on my yard of a horse somehow getting a travel boot caught on the panel in the lorry. It panicked and the result was it lost most a hoof
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Given that, and that 'they' say that horses have better balance without travel boots, I may not go back to using them whether the horse in question has a 'gammy' leg or not!
 
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