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Pur­chase: Ship­ping boots

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• Con­sid­er­a­tions: Boots that pro­vide full coverage from the coro­nary band to the knee/hocks of­fer the great­est pro­tec­tion for your horse’s limbs. But, of course, to do their job, boots need to fit prop­erly and stay on. Dura­bil­ity is also an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion, par­tic­u­larly if you haul your horse fre­quently. • Op­tions: Ship­ping boots range from sim­ple fleece va­ri­eties that can be used on any leg to boots made of shock-ab­sorb­ing ma­te­ri­als that are con­toured for front or hind limbs. Con­toured boots tend to stay in place bet­ter, but only if they fit well. The ma­jor­ity of clo­sures on mod­ern ship­ping boots are Vel­cro, but their place­ment, size and num­ber can greatly af­fect the sta­bil­ity of the boots. On many ship­ping boots the coro­nary/ heel area is re­in­forced with heavy vinyl plates for ex­tra pro­tec­tion.

• Price: Ship­ping boots start around $40 for the most sim­ple pair and can cost as much as $180 for a higher-end set of four.

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