Open Front Horse Jump Boots

Open Front Horse Jump Boots

Open front horse jump boots are designed for the show jumping phase of 3-day eventing. Regardless of the brand, this type of boot is designed to protect the tendons and the fetlock joints of front and hind legs. The “open front” design means that the front of the boot is unprotected. The reason for leaving the front of the boot open (unlike a cross country boot) is to allow the horse to feel a rub or a smack against the pole, reminding some of them to pick up their feet over jump poles.

An alternative to open front boots are polo wraps or dressage boots. These types of boots will allow the horse to feel a rub (albeit less of one) but will offer more protection than not wearing anything.

 

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