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It is a tale about the futile quest for what I now see as the "Holy Grail" of Eventing, a price so inscrutable and refined that I have dedicated innumerable endless hours looking on the web and looking for business just to show up empty-handed. The object we' ve been waiting for, but it has never been preserved is.... The Porter boat.
Which Are Porter Boots: If you are not from the old fashioned versatility way of thinking, Porter Boots are a shape of legrest boat for dressage horse in high density events. These boots are most often used in eventing, although they are sometimes also used off-road and in stamina.
These boots consist of a bilayer of viscous, closed-cell cellular plastic foams - one ply as a rigid shell, the other as a supporting inner liner for the sinews and ankles - and are intended to completely wind themselves around the horses' cannonbone and secure them with veterinarian compresses, Saratoga compresses or some other kind of cushion.
Porters boots are available in a custom sized to suit the horse's needs and appear virtually unbreakable as versatile outfits. There are a few guys I know who have had their boots for years and haven't had to buy a new one!
That' more than I can say for half my rail boots! Porters don't look like anything out of the ordinary, especially after you take a scissor with you to get them to match the old trigger. However, the legrests they provide for a competitively and hard-working horse are unparalleled, especially when you consider the cost (about $80 on a full four horse pack on average).
The boots made of Neopren and the Saratoga wrap do not keep the boat's waterproofness. So the boots are a winner on a long cross-country course. It keeps a horse's feet cold and lightweight without compromising all-round limb and tendon care. So, maybe you've just finished reading all this great information about the benefits of using Porters Boots in eventing and are interested in finding a couple for yourself.
There is no conclusive report on the web, and everything else is told through the vine of versatility, but it seems that Mr Porter (the marvelous creator of the Porter boat) has either retreated or died, taking the manufacture of his products off the shelves. To put it briefly, no one makes or resells more Porter Boots!
That' not the case with the Porter boat. Of course, this is the best of friends of every organizer - Nunn Finer. John Nunn and the Nunn Finer family are currently creating their own customized Porter boat that will compete with the OEM in terms of power and cost.
There are more wrapps, boots, rails and pad styles on the open air today than ever before. So, why am I so keen to buy porters boots and saratoga for my horse? Whereof Boots/Splint Boots - The popular "go-to" boots of most of today's eventing riders, this closed-cell neopren boots offers outstanding resistance against foot brushes and inadvertent bumps during daily use.
For me these boots are great for my everyday workout on my horse because they are fast and simple while providing the medium amount of shelter I need during the workout. Many of these kinds of rail boots (whether Woof Wear, Nunn Finer, Davis or Eskadron) offer little to no string assistance to the horse that wears them and can even be damaging by capturing warmth under the wetsuit and in the sinews.
While I prefer these boots for everyday workout and workout, they are not my option for the hard physics of the cross-country stage during the game. "Tri-Zone " Boots - These boots are less loved than sapwood boots, but still a current option for versatility riders looking for an inexpensive replacement to some of the more expensive cyclo-cultural boots.
The Tri-Zone boots are also manufactured by N.E.W. or Equilibrium and all offer similar advantageous properties. The inside cushioning is made of EVA, which is highly absorbent and absorbs shocks, and the front of the shoe is provided with a thick neoprenic sheet for additional shielding over the front string and the canons. In addition, Tri-Zone boots have a special "slatted frame" that allows air ing under the cushioning to prevent possible leg overshoe.
This boot is really the next stage to the easy rail boots and offers a fantastic shock resistance for your horse. Unfortunately, there is still not much limb or string assistance, and these boots also gather moisture in the same way as rail boots. The Ecogold Boots - As if these boots need an initiation!
EcoGold are the ultimate line of horse legrests, similar to their saddles are the most important in backguards. The boots are made of 100% absorbent 100% cellular material, consisting of a Polycarbonat outside plate and three extra shock-absorbing ply. Respiratory storage foams adapt to the horse's gun legs and distribute the air evenly, while a shortage of external material minimizes the rub.
The boots are Gorgous and "tough as it is! "When you visit the Ecogold website, you can view a clip in which the tester opens the shell of this boots with an ax and shows no mischief. It also provides formidable assistance thanks to the conformist character of the shoe.
It is really perfect for cross country and I would like to have a complete kit. The number 00 for a couple may not seem much, but multiplicate that by three and take into consideration that the storage froth for this one couple should only really be carried by the same horse.
But I haven't found my boots yet. Ever since I wrote this, I have been able to scratch a couple of rear porter boots from AJ Tack Wholesale, but the front is particularly hard to find. The last thing I did was to buy a couple of second-hand Porter boots and cut them into the foreporters.
I' m sure I'm not the only one who was interested in Porter Boots (or ankle protectors in general!), and I know that I'm not the only one who uses them. One way or the other, with straps, with rail boots, even with duct tape and a prayer....... Come on, versatility!