Putting this out there to gain more knowledge and hopefully help our other people as well as I am planning on showing this year but am in the situation where I typically use hoof boots in areas where terrain is not familiar to me to avoid any issues with sharp rocks and heavy gravel that may be present. Typically shows aren’t always predictable in the between rings footing and I would honestly like to know what the stance is on this and what other people are doing.
So, with the rise in horses going barefoot in the jumpers its obvious that what fly’s in the jumpers typically does not transfer to the hunters so where do competitors stand for the hunters in hoof boots. I would be thinking the slimmer styles like ScootBoots that are less chunky than the cloud boots or Cavallo boots but nevertheless are still quite visible. I was thinking of contacting USEF and USHJA to see if I can find “official” perspectives on them but I would love to hear what people on here are thinking whether you use hoof boots or not in the hunters or any alternatives! Thanks for any an all feedback, super interested to hear perspectives!