How to Tack Up a Horse : How to Use Boots for Tacking Up a Horse

How to Tack Up a Horse : How to Use Boots for Tacking Up a Horse


Hi, this is Mara Keith-Hunter for Expert Village.
Today I would be talking about how to tack up a horse. So boots are important when you
are going to jump your horse or just for basic protection of support. I especially like to
use boots on my horse when they have horse shoes on cause the metal of the shoes can
be damaging if they trip or hit themselves on accident. So we just have 2 basic examples
of boots for horses. These are basic splint boots and you want to make sure that putting
the boot on the padded area protects the inside of the horses leg where there are there ligaments
are most like to be compromise. The way that you put the boot on is that the Velcro always
comes towards the back and that is how you know you have it on the right leg. It just
comes down to the bottom of the fetlock not pasted the joint where it might interfere.
The second kind of boot is a open front boot. This protects not only the sides but the back
of the horses leg and the fitting is very similar. Once again it is important that the
Velcro is pulling towards the back. Place the cup behind the horses leg, come to the
front and then the Velcro pulls towards the back.

12 thoughts on “How to Tack Up a Horse : How to Use Boots for Tacking Up a Horse

  1. now I have a western horse and we use boots for barrel racing. When I go to put them on, do I want the velcro going away from the inside of the horses leg or towards the outside?

  2. ummm people al ready know this but what i don't know is: how to put a dble bridel on? is it the same as a normal one???

  3. i like brushing boots better than open fronts for jumping(: they dont offer much support but they usually let the leg breathe and they protect from bangs and brush injuries :]

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