I think it’s a cheat and horses should only have boots for protection
I think the FEI is going to prohibit them.
FINALLY! We have many horses and we jump none of them with pressured boots or weighted boots or things like that. Those increase the chance your horse gets injured on his legs, especially tendon injuries! If your horse needs those boots to jump clear than that horse isn’t good enough. The best riders even ride with these boots, but when you see a great horse without these boots you can see a big difference in their way of jumping. (They are less tense behind and not afraid of their back boots). And I think it’s really awful when you see riders get off their horse to change the boots for bigger boots and they tighten them so much : unrespectful to the horse. (Just one girl’s opinion)
tbh i don’t mind them as long as they’re not hurting the hor