Over reach boots serve to protect the heels of the front hooves. Horses with long strides or young horses that are not yet properly balanced will easily kick their hind hooves against their front hooves. This can lead to serious injuries to the feet, especially if the horses are shod. Shod horses can also knock off the shoes of their front hooves in this way.
There is also an increased risk of such kicking when jumping or playing polo. The over reach boot is also often called a jumping bell boot, or bell boot. It is made of leather, synthetic leather, rubber or neoprene. The upper edge is often lined with synthetic fur or sheepskin to prevent chafing.
Theoretically, every bell boot can perform this protective function. However, it is important that they fit properly. Boots that are only meant to protect against kicking are usually designed so that they finish a finger's width from the ground. However, if the bells are to protect the shoes from being kicked, they must reach down all the way to the ground. This exposes the bells to more wear and tear and causes them to get dirty more quickly. Therefore, you should choose a style that is machine washable.
A double Velcro fastener is also a good choice because these fasteners are usually the first to wear out. To ensure a proper fit, choose a size that allows the bell boots to rotate easily when closed. If the bells are too tight, they will quickly chafe. If they are too big, they will hinder the horse's movement.
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