Best Horse Protective Boots: What are they?
Horse protection boots (or horse shoes) are footwear designed specifically for use on horses. They protect the foot from sharp objects such as nails or spikes while allowing the rider to move freely through rough terrain. These boots come in various styles and materials, but most commonly consist of leather with padding around the ankles and calves. Some have additional padding at the top of their feet, which provides extra support when riding over uneven ground. Other styles provide only a small amount of padding around the ankle area. Most offer some kind of padded lining to keep out dust and dirt.
The purpose of these boots is twofold: firstly, they protect the horse’s feet from injury caused by sharp objects; secondly, they allow the rider to move freely through rough terrain without falling off their mount.
Types of Horse Protection Boots: Types Of Horse Shoes
There are several different types of horse protection boots available today. Each type offers its own advantages and disadvantages. To make things easier, we will look at three common types of horse protection boots:
Classic Equine Boots – Traditional Equine Boots
These traditional style horse protection boots were made popular during the 1800s and early 1900s. These boots are made from leather with a thick layer of padding under the sole. The padding helps absorb shock from impacts while still keeping your feet dry and warm. The boots lace up the calf and feature a snug fit around your lower leg.
Gel Horse Boots
Gel horse protection boots are designed to give you good grip on your horse while also cushioning your feet from painful blows. These boots are made with a thick layer of gel under the foot to keep your feet from getting sore. The boots are made with a variety of materials including leather, neoprene, and nylon.
Sources & references used in this article:
The Best Biosecurity Boots by CHT WEsT – s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com
Protective boot for leg of horse by DG Hoyt Jr – US Patent 4,470,411, 1984 – Google Patents
Protective paw coverings for animals by E Green
Protective boot by JR Ralls – US Patent 5,676,095, 1997 – Google Patents