Brushing boots are all-round boots that protect against the ‘brushing’, essentially the rubbing or knocking of legs together as well as knocks from the hooves which could potentially cause bruising and cuts. The padding covered by a hard-wearing layer for the inner sides of legs cushions and protects against this impact. The boots can be used during many activities such as schooling, hacking, dressage, jumping or during turnout.
Brushing boots are made up of layers however they are still lightweight and flexible. The layers, which make the boots breathable, include fleece or neoprene which makes the boots soft and comfortable for your horse as well as tough strike pads to protect your horse against knocks and bumps.
Brushing boots have multiple strong Velcro fastenings for extra security to help avoid them falling off, some feature an even more secure double lock two way Velcro fastener. Most boots ca be used on front or hind legs unless they specifically state front or hind.
Hind boots are usually required to be a little larger than the fronts so bear this in mind. Boots advertised as hind boots will have likely taken this size increase on hinds in to account so I would recommend going with the size you think suits your Horse or Pony best. Brushing boots now come in all manner of colours and patterns to suit your style, reflective boots from a few of the top brands are also available which is a great addition when riding in low light. We stock boots from most top brands so you really are spoilt for choice, brands include Equilibrium, HY, LeMieux, NEW, Veredus and Woof Wear.