Woof Wear Smart Event Boots for both front and hind. When we commenced cross-country and eventing with Bailey, our 17hh Thoroughbred, we researched jump boots and the protection they offered. We then asked around, speaking to others in relation to what boot they were using and the pro’s and con’s of each brand. A consistent thread of feedback in relation to possible issues with eventing boots was, they slip when wet, retain water and so forth, with a number of people detailing that they needed to tape their boots in order for them to remain in place during an event. For us, taping was simply not an option, not only may it cause injury to the horse and have other significant implications, but it is totally unacceptable to purchase a product only to have to tape it into place. We currently use Woof Wear Brushing Boots when participating in dressage and have found them to be durable and well fitting, they have extra padding on the strike plate yet they are lightweight and long lasting, providing maximum protection from knocks or brushing injuries. Experience/knowledge of product, together with recommendations, we chose to purchase the Woof Wear Smart Eventing Boots and we were not disappointed.
These boots are designed for use in the most advanced, high intensity disciplines – particularly cross country, and providing 360 degree protection to the horse’s legs. Designed with tri-layer tendon and cannon bone protection, with a vented PU shell, D30 impact protection and breathable neoprene lining. The D30 is a patented technology used to create a soft and flexible shock-absorbing barrier featuring unique molecular properties. At rest, its molecules flow freely, but on impact, they lock together to absorb impact energy and reduce the force transmitted. The greater the force of impact, the more the molecules lock together, providing greater the protection for your horse. Featuring a Repel Technology to prevent water absorption, a protective mesh to prevent grit and dirt ingress, and a double lock touch tape closure for a secure fit, they are perfect for cross country. They are easy to fit and did not move, or slip on Bailey even when wet. When we removed the boots, they were damp, but had not retained water. Bailey’s legs were comfortable when removed, they were not hot or cool and there was very limited dirt that managed to get under the boots, even following the water obstacles.
- Flexible cannon bone protection made of D30 and neoprene;
- Triple tendon protection with a PU shell, D30 and neoprene;
- Double lock closure for a secure fit;
- Breathable neoprene to keep the legs cool;
- Vented tendon shell to keep the joints and ligaments cool;
- Protective mesh around vents which prevents the dirt and grit
Our boots were purchased from Horseland at Maitland for $159.95 for a set of two, for Bailey we purchased a large size for both front and back, the boots are available in small, medium and large.
Black – Set of 2
Also available in hind boots: Woof Wear Smart Hind Event Boot
Size guide: Front Hind
13.2hh – 14.1hh S S
14.2hh – 15.1hh S M
15.2hh – 16.2hh M M
16.3hh + L L
For more information in relation to Woof Wear smart event boots, or other Woof Wear products, please visit http://www.woofwear.com