Smooth Velcro Bell Boots
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Often referred to as "overreach" boots. Commonly used in showjumping as they prevent the hind toe from striking the heels of the foreleg - which occurs most frequently when jumping out of heavygoing ground.
Smooth rubber with touch tape straps.
Black - Set of 2
What are Bell Boots?
Bell boots are usually worn to prevent overreaching (when the horse "grabs" his front heels with the toes of his back feet, resulting in injury), or if the horse is wearing shoe studs, to protect him from accidentally injuring himself with the stud of the opposing hoof. In some cases a horse with corrective or poor shoeing wears shoes that protrude behind the foot, making it easier for a horse to overreach and spring or completely pull off the shoe. This is most commonly seen when the horse is jumping, working in mud or on a slippery surface, running cross-country, or lunging, and bell boots can help prevent this from occurring. Bell boots are occasionally worn when travelling a horse, if the bandages or boots used do not provide protection to the heel region, or if a horse tends to pull his front shoes by stepping on them with his back feet. Bell boots are also sometimes used when the horse is turned out, for extra protection or to help prevent him from accidentally pulling a shoe if he is especially exuberant while playing.