Bell Boots to Protect Your Horse from Overreach Injuries
Ippico stock a wide variety of horse bell boots to protect your horse from serious injury due to overreaching. Our bell boots provide the horse’s hoof with comprehensive protection – from the hoof wall to the heel, and completely covering the coronett band. When properly fitted and correctly used, they prevent your horse from hurting itself when it is walking on slippery surfaces, jumping or working in mud.
Bell boots on horses should always be worn when horseshoes are being used, as a misstep can lead to serious damage if those studs on the back feet strike those tender heel bulbs on the front foot. Otherwise, pay close attention to your horse’s footwork during more difficult manoeuvres – such as when lunging or trucking – to see if she tends to step on her own feet. If your horse returns from rides with scrapes, bruising or dirt marks on its heels and pasterns, then bell boots are probably in order.
How to Choose the Right Bell Boots for Horses
It’s important that bell boots for horses fit properly. Otherwise, they could end up hurting the horse rather than protecting it. When the horse is standing level, the bottom back rim should barely brush the ground. If you can slide one finger between the pastern and inner rim of the boot, then it isn’t too tight or too loose.
Bell boots come in many styles and sizes, and they can be made from a range of materials. At Ippico, we specialise in fashionable sheepskin bell boots that make you and your horse the envy of your friends and fellow riders.