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Horse Skid Boots

Protect and prevent injuries caused by sliding stop and reining maneuvers with skid boots.
Horse Skid Boots
Horse Skid Boots
Skid boots are essential for any horse regularly performing sliding stops or other high-impact maneuvers. Skid boots for horses help to protect the fetlocks and pasterns from injury, and they are available in a variety of materials to suit the needs of any horse. Skid boots are an important part of keeping your horse safe, happy, and healthy.
Classic Equine Leather Skid Boots
$109.99
$99.99
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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Professional's Choice® VenTECH™ Standard Skid Boots
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Professional's Choice® VenTECH™ Slide-Tec Skid Boots
$132.99
$92.99
up to 30% off
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Classic Equine® Pro Reiner Skid Boots
$109.99
$99.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Choosing the Best Skid Boots for Your Horse

Skid boots are an important piece of equipment for any horse that competes in Western events such as reining and cow cutting. As the name suggests, skid boots are designed to protect the delicate fetlock and pastern area from impact while performing sliding stops. Leather skid boots are durable and offer superior protection, while neoprene skid boots are lighter-weight and more comfortable for the horse.

Skid boots are traditionally applied with two straps, one located above the fetlock and one below around the pastern. In addition to the straps, a skid plate or skid cap is located around the back of the fetlock. This plate helps to disperse impact and prevent fetlock interference.

They are particularly popular in the Western reining ring, where athletic sliding stops are performed. These stops require the horse's hindquarters to be engaged, bringing the fetlocks very low to the ground. Fetlocks that are engaged in this way certainly benefit from added protection.

Frequently Asked Questions About Horse Skid Boots

What are skid boots used for on horses?

Skid boots are a type of equine protective equipment that is typically used by reiners and cutting horses. Their primary purpose is to help prevent injuries from performing sliding stops or other intense maneuvers.

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