16. Jul. 2020.

Which protection to use?

Veredus offers a wide range of protections for the horse's legs. In fact, it often happens that horses are injured by reaching with a hoof, especially if it is shoed, or by hitting an object or by stressing unsupported and not well contained ligaments.

The cannon bones, the fetlocks, the tendons and the bulbs are among the parts most at risk and, if not adequately protected, they can be subject to serious trauma.

Since the 90s Veredus has studied and developed an entire collection of protections dedicated to the most exposed and most sensitive areas of the horse's limbs.

How to choose the right protection and how to use it

It mostly depends on the type of horse and the discipline we practice. But not only: once you have chosen the type of protection, it is essential that it fits well. This is why Veredus has studied the anatomy of the horse's leg with the collaboration of the most important European breeding associations. Just to ensure maximum comfort, each product is also available in different sizes and offers multiple fixing adjustments to prevent the protection from moving or rotating.

Splint boots, tendon boots, fetlock boots and overreach boots must thus be an integral part of the saddlery and outfit of each rider.

To each discipline its protection

Hacking and riding horses need to be protected on the whole carpus (the splint) in the front, inside and back where there is the deep flexor tendon; the front and back fetlock joints and the bulbs. For them there are the TRC, TRS lines with Techno Sheepskin internal lining but also all the specific protections for other disciplines.

Show jumpers have similar needs but with more attention to the protection of the deep flexor tendon as in the receiving phase of the jump the rear hooves can 'reach' the front limbs. So with particular attention to materials, Veredus created the Kevlar Gel Vento, Carbon Gel Vento, Grand Slam, TRPro, Olympus and Grand Prix lines (with internal lining in natural sheepskin).

Dressage horses need to protect the limbs and simultaneously bandage and contain the joints and ligaments. The Piaffe line effectively meets these needs.

Horses that do cross country like the eventing  ones must be totally protected like their riders, because the fences are still and the bars do not fall, therefore the boots must also be very resistant. The E-Vento line is the favorite of riders who practice this all-round discipline.

For all horses, the overreach boots should be used without distinction because if the rear shoe reaches the front bulb it could tear the shoe off or cause lacerations. Veredus offers the classic Safety Bell or the Shield line declined for the various specialties.

To increase comfort, many products are also available with Save The Sheep internal lining, a technological material that reproduces all the characteristics of real sheepskin.


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