You should only put shipping boots on the horses legs when they are going to a show that is close by, about forty I’ve minutes. When you are going for longer then you need to wrap the horses leg instead. Hope this helps!
Yes, as they protect the important parts of the leg such as tendons and the hoof and it can also help keep socks or greys clean. If your horse steps on themselves it can make the hoof grow incorrectly and it can damage the leg and it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
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