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Pro Choice Vs. Classic Equine Boots

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For Christmas I am getting new boots for two of my horses. I previously have used the classic equine legacy boots, but i like the two tone feature of the pro choice. I need your opinion. Please tell me which you like better and why. Thanks!!

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I have always used Pro Choice up until last year when I got some CE boots! I love them!!!! I feel that they last longer and the velcro WORKS sometimes too well ;)

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Classic Equine..

I also like the Pegasus boots. The Pegasus have better support but less protection than the Classic Equine or Pro Choice though.

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I like the classic equine better than the pro choice because they are more flexible. the pro choice fits my horse a bit bulkier too and I dont like it. I use the classic equine. my mother uses classic equine and the pegasus boots and the pegasus are suppose to eliminate your horses legs from sweating and from dirt getting in the boot. they guaranteed that, but i agree with manesntails not enough protections.

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Classic Equine.. Much more flexable and not so bulky. They don't let dirt in like the Pro Choice boots do. That's just on my particular horse.

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I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you. I absolutely love my pro choice boots!! Especially the Elites, they have the glove-like fit, and I have never had the problem of dirt getting in them. They're actually way flexible. Yeah don't get me wrong the SMB II"s are kinda bulky but thats why they introduced the new Elite's a couple of years ago. And they have the cut out front which helps the bell boots fit perfectly. :D

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Classic Equine all the way... :notworthy:

I've used both. The Legacy's keep more dirt out, are less bulky, and form fit to the leg better.

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Hey girl, I have the Classic Equine and the two tone Elite boots. I bought the black and pink for Texas and they are ok, but don't fit near as good as the Legacy's in my opinion. They are pretty though lol. So I would definitely buy more Classic Equine. [Jump]

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I've used both and I like my CEs way better. They're not as klunky and annoying and the velcro is so much easier to deal with the Pro Choice. I think you get better support from them as well.

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I do not like the old SMBs... But I do like the new 3's and the elites. I also like CEs, I have the pro techs for the front and the legacys in behind. I don't have much preference for what goes on front (as far as PC or CE) but I prefer CE legacies on back because of the skid cups. They offer more protection when your horse really gets down and uses their bum.

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Both of these boots are very close to being the same thing.

But the real question is aside from all the fancy colors do either of them offer any real protection?

Try this wrap one of these boots around your forearm just as you would a horses leg. Now take a horseshoe and hit it against your arm where the bone is closest to the surface like it is on a horses leg.

Probrably did not feel so good. Now imagine the force involved with a horse moving under speed. These neophrene boots do prevent a cut, but do not actually protect the bone and soft tissue. The horse gets used to feeling these hits on every run, not much fun. How many ring sour horses are there that are really sick of having beat up legs.

Look into a quality leather boot.

like these

Boots like these offer much better impact protection along with a much more rigid boot for real support. These are also very similar to the ones Ed Wright sells.

Check them out your horses legs will appreciate it.

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Like most things. Different boots work better for different horses.

Best thing you can do is buy a set of each and try them out.

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I second Barrel Guy's choice...Love my leather splint boots. I do use the ProTechs occaisionally for a quick ride, easier to get on and off with the velcro as opposed to buckles but for serious work I'm a leather lover!!!!

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I used to use the leather splints for roping and the CE's for barrels. After the Ed Wright clinic I use just the leather splints. It was a very sad day for me because I LOVE colors like you wouldn't believe but at least I can still use colorful bellboots! Even though Ed only likes the rubber ones...one more of his clinics and I'll probably be down to NO color and wearin' rubber....=[

The leather splints offer great protection...but the thing I worry about is the hyperextension protection that the "colorful" boots provide. Where is it because it doesn't have any "sling" action that the others do. :confused0024:

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An client of ours trained horses on the track both TB and QH. He said that if you truly wrap it tight enough to keep it from bowing that you would literally bow it from the wrap itself. I had heard that from a vet also as well as that we should be riding occasionally without support boots on them, slow work or the likes to add their bodies in supporting themselves.

I know a ton of people swear by the support boots versus a splint boot but I also know the cutting trainer that works with me, the first thing he would do when he got a new pair of the old style Bar F support boots that had the support strap on them was to take it off and throw it away. Good enough for him, good enough for me. Again, it all depends on what you and your horse prefer in the long run, there is an argument for both sides in everything.

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