New products! Discover our ARION HST training horse boots!

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04.28.2022

Discover our training horse protections and work your horse with complete peace of mind. To make riding ever more comfortable for our horses so that they can give the best of themselves, discover our new training protections. A specific design, noble materials, an aestheticism signed Arion, everything necessary for the safety and well-being of your horse in training.

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Training horse boots to work my horse

Protective training horse boots as seen by Arion HST

Training horse boots to work my horse 

At home, our horses tend to express themselves more freely than on the show grounds. In a place where they feel comfortable and confident, they are freer to express their emotions. So, from one day to the next, they may be more green, or they may be more slowed down. In both cases, they are not necessarily paying attention to themselves.

The role of training horse boots

Therefore, horse guards for training are essential. Their role is to protect the cannons, which house bones and tendons, against possible shocks. 

Indeed, even on the flat, our horses that are a little more cheerful or a little slower than usual, can collide. It is not uncommon to see a hind leg collide with a front leg, or two front legs collide with each other. 

These collisions are usually not serious, but they can also lead to trauma and lameness. 

This type of misadventure is however quite common. In this case, we say that horses injure themselves in training or in the paddock. 

Therefore, when you work your horse, on the flat or over jumps, in the paddock or on the walker, putting training horse boots on him will limit the risk of shocks. Studies have shown that putting a horse in the paddock has a major impact on its well-being, so you might as well protect him properly. 

What type of protection to use when training?

When training a horse, the type of protection to use is not a matter of chance. Depending on the age of the horse, its level of work, the frequency of its outings as well as the discipline on the agenda for the day’s session, it is important to consider the type of protection to use. 

Generally speaking, training horse protectors such as gaiters and fetlock protectors will be suitable for most cases. Fetlock gaiters and fetlock protectors adequately cover the front and rear cannons. Thus, these training protections cover the tendons and bones of the horse and limit the impact of possible shocks. 

On the other hand, depending on the nature of the work, other types of pads can be used. So, if your horse has a tendency to injure the pastern or the glomes on the forelegs, it may be necessary to put bells on him at work or in the paddock. On the other hand, working or polo bands can be applied during training. They serve to support the tendons, keep them warm and protect them from shocks. However, they remain complex to apply and can be very counterproductive if not applied correctly. 

In fact, training horse gaiters remain the simplest and most effective protection.

Protective training horse boots as seen by Arion HST

At Arion HST, we strive to offer our riders quality, durable and comfortable products. This new line of products, our training pads, is no exception.

Reliable and robust training horse boots

Thus, we offer training horse protections that meet our quality criteria. As for our saddles and accessories, we wanted our training horse boots to be made of noble and resistant materials. In this way, the comfort of your horse is durable over time. 

  • Leather training gaiters

Leather is the main material of our training boots. This is a high-quality and noble material. Well-maintained leather is extremely durable. It is for its qualities that leather has been the preferred material of saddlery craftsmen for many years. 

Moreover, leather is a flexible material that adapts to all shapes. Thus, after a few sessions, the training horse protections will be almost tailor-made for your horse. This guarantees optimal comfort. 

  • Other specific components

After leather, we use soft polymers to make our training horse protectors. These, covered with a layer of soft fabric, ensure the absorption of shocks. 

Thus, the protections are light, dry quickly and protect the most sensitive parts of your horse’s limbs.

As to ease of use, the training horse protectors require little maintenance. No matter what the outdoor conditions or the state of the arena, walker or paddock, you can put them on without fear. After the session, it is imperative to wash them properly. You can brush them gently with a plug to remove sand or dried soil before putting them away. If necessary, you can also wash them in soapy water. Be sure to wipe the leather and let them air dry before putting them back on your horse. 

Given their composition, we recommend that you regularly maintain them with specific leather care products.

Training horse protection boots for optimal performance

The primary role of training horse protectors is to prevent your horse from injuring itself due to blows received at work or in the paddock. 

In fact, we designed specifically our training pads to protect the most fragile areas of the horse’s limbs. 

So, on the flat or over jumps, in the longe, on the walker or in the meadow, you can take your horse out in complete safety. Your horse will be protected, and its injuries will be considerably limited. 

 

However, we recommend that you do not put any protection on your horse daily, unless there is a veterinary contraindication. By protecting your horse as soon as it leaves the stall, you run the risk of desensitizing it. In the same way that some horses are desensitized to the leg, they may no longer be afraid of injuring themselves at work. As a result, they become less aware of their limbs and bump more easily. A bad habit that should not be allowed to develop.

Three questions about the new training horse protectors by Arion HST

When will the training horse boots be available?  

Our training horse boots will be available for sale very soon. We will inform you of their availability via our social networks!

How do I choose the correct horse boots for my horse?

Training horse boots must be adapted to the size of each horse’s limbs. If they are not properly fitted and installed, they will be counterproductive.

Is the leather thick enough to protect the horse from impact? 

Generally speaking, in training, shocks are not very violent. The leather and the polymer alloy are sufficient to protect the limbs from cuts and to absorb shocks. 

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