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I event two horses but only use one set of boots so it is important that, as well as doing the job well, the boots wash easily and are durable.
I like these boots as they have carbon fibre strips down the front and the back and have good leg coverage so provide excellent protection from top to bottom of the cannon bones. There is a flexible bit at the bottom of the front strip, so allowing the fetlock to flex and not restricting movement.
These boots also have an 'aircool system' which is basically a couple of small mesh sections built in to the side of the boot which allows air to pass through to the horses' legs when moving. It is important not to let the legs heat up too much when galloping and jumping so any help a boot can offer with this is a bonus.
Fitting the boots is easy - they have a long velcro strap which threads through a plastic slot at the front and then passes back to fasten along the side of the boot. I have trimmed the end off mine so there aren't any flappy bits and there is still plenty of strap left to attach. Therefore I do not find the need to use tape on top of the straps as is the case with some boots, as these attach firmly and have never come loose.
They fit both of my horses' legs well and have never slipped or turned at all, even after a long cross country round through mud or a schooling session when they are wearing them for a longer period of time. I am very impressed with this as a previous set I had always slipped if we spent some time schooling in the water.
They are lightweight which is another plus point as when horses are galloping and jumping they don't need any unnecessary extra weight on their legs. Also, the boots don't hold water so once we've been through the water complex they aren't heavy and full of water.
As they are so lightweight they dry quickly and, if they haven't got too muddy, I can just brush them off with a stiff brush and use again. If they've got really dirty I put them in the washing machine on a gentle, low heat cycle and they come up lovely.
They are fairly pricey at around £50 a pair, but most decent event boots will set you back about this amount.
I would recommend these boots every time.