Tendon & Fetlock Boots
Our horse’s legs are extremely precious – they carry the weight of the both you and your horse, they adapt to changing conditions, surfaces and they undergo daily stresses through a range of movements. Tendons are long, dense bundles of fibres which anchor the muscles to the bones of the horse. The flexor tendons run down the leg starting at the level of the knee, around the pastern, coffin bone and fetlock supporting movement of the lower leg of the horse.
Due to the structure and location of the tendons they are prone to damage, some of the most common injuries are sustained during strenuous work, activity involving high levels of movement such as Cross country jumping and through tearing of the fibres in horses asked to perform work above their fitness level.
Tendon injuries can be catastrophic, even minor injuries can limit the horse to box rest for a prolonged period, and cause unwelcome vet bills, also their return to competitive work can be under question.
Investing in tendon boots for training, competing and everyday riding can help to protect the tendons and reduce the likelihood of injury.
At Discount Equestrian we offer a wide range of Tendon and Fetlock Boots from some of the leading names in horsewear including Acavallo, LeMieux, Veredus and Woof Wear. Providing protection to one of the most vulnerable areas of the horse, the strike zone of Tendon Boots is designed to absorb impact, protect the tendons and shield them from damage. Our range of tendon and fetlock boots offer innovation and leading technology to provide the highest levels of protection for your horse’s legs. Designed to be easy to fit, ergonomically fitted to the leg and breathable. The Discount Equestrian range of Tendon Boots are tough enough for competition yet versatile enough for schooling and hunting, Don’t risk your horse’s tendons – Invest in a pair of Tendon Boots from Discount Equestrian today.
Tendon and Fetlock boots protect and support delicate tendons and ligaments in horse’s legs during high energy events. Tendon boots protect the front legs from injuries and Fetlock boots protect the back legs from injuries, while providing comfort and flexibility to the horse. Most tendon and fetlock boots are shock absorbing and lightweight, most also have either gel inside them or a hard-outer shell or both for ultimate protection and some have layers to protect the horse’s legs from overheating. The best brands for these boots are Acavallo, Equick, Lemieux, NEW and Veredus. The Equick boots have a unique feature which reduces the impact on the horse’s legs and Veredus currently have a limited colour edition which have matching ears and saddle clothes.