Fetlock boots are specialist boots that protect your horse's hind legs from damage which is caused from brushing injuries. A fetlock boot protects from lacerations and harm to the horse's hind legs, working similarly to a brushing boot
, however instead of protecting the cannon bone, a fetlock boot protects the fetlock joint.
Regularly paired with tendon boots
, fetlock boots are popular within the showjumping community, but they can and should be in the minds of all riders who care for their horse. Despite being a favourite amongst those who participate in showjumping, fetlock boots are often employed by owners of young, inexperienced horses. Novice horse can be very close behind during their initial training and are more likely to suffer brushing injuries.
Fetlock boots are often made from a hardened plastic but can occasionally be made from leather or other softer materials. Each material offers its own positives, but all fetlock boots offer superb levels of protection against brushing injuries. The interior of fetlock boots tend to be a lot soft and more comfortable for the horse to prevent pain or soreness occurring, like with riders and riding boots
it is important to ensure that your fetlock boots are a good fit for your horse and are comfortable for him.
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