Boots for New Jumper.

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  • Newhorsemom Original Poster
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    My daughter has a 7 yr old appendix 17 hands that is just learning to jump… he doesn’t seem to know where is feet are at times. I’m looking for good/high quality jumper boots. Also, front or back both … we’re new, so not sure. Historically all of the lessons, lease rides, etc just used polo wraps. He seems like he needs more protection ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the input.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    I would not suggest boots particularly, or at least not at this stage. Work him over cavaletti, and add a small jump at the end. Keep him collected, balanced, and make him pay attention to what he is doing. He probably knows where his feet are – just isn’t sure what he should be doing with them. Horses jump naturally (some like it more than others), just as they can naturally do flying lead changes, etc. What they need to learn is to do these things with a rider, which changes their natural balance, and to do them when asked. When he is doing it correctly, he won’t need protection until you start him over really large fences. A chute, with three smallish, properly spaced jumps is also a great thing, if you can set one up. Let him go through it alone, and then add rider. Should be able to do this bareback and with no reins.

    Enjoy the horse and post a photo of him!

    It is never the horse's fault

    emma_knight
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    Are you looking for “jumper boots” as in open fronts? Eskadron is probably your best bet there. Tailer them to the horse – does he need the back boots? Keep in mind the back boots from Eskadron are ankle boots.
    If you are looking for any type of boots to protect while jumping, I would recommend a brushing boot. They seem to give the best protection in a large area. Woof Wear makes really good boots that are a good price (mine have lasted 3+years of eventing).
    I would not suggest SMBs or Polos. They provide support, but not a lot of protection. Look for boots that have a hard cover on the inside of the leg. Good luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    wyoenglishrider wyoenglishrider
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    Hi Newhorsemom! Is your daughter still riding with a trainer? You might check with that person. Since he is just learning to jump, you may consider not using anything as he does small cross rails or cavalleti work—sometimes “bumping” the rails will help them learn to lift over the rail….as long as he is not being over-jumped & he is easing into the jumping exercises on low obstacles, maybe hold off for now. I guess this is basically what Joe Joe said. ๐Ÿ™‚
    When the time comes-I agree with emma-knight as far as the Eskadron boots. Hope your daughter is having a great time with her new baby!

    pheets pheets
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    Joe-Joe nailed it : )

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    Thank you, Pheets and Wyo! We all think alike.

    It is never the horse's fault

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