Bell Boots on Horses

A Complete Guide to Bell Boot Sizing, Fitting, and Style

Welcome, equestrians and horse lovers, to the ultimate guide on equine bell boots for horses! Bell boots are not just a functional accessory; they're a statement piece that adds flair to your horse's ensemble while providing essential protection. In this blog post, we'll delve into the nitty-gritty of bell boots, covering everything from sizing and fitting to how they can complement your horse's look with matching sets and colors that pop!

Why Bell Boots Matter: Protection and Style

Equine bell boots are more than just a fashion statement; they serve a crucial purpose in safeguarding your horse's hooves and bulbs of the heel from injuries and abrasions. Whether your equine companion is a seasoned jumper, a trailblazing adventurer, or a casual rider, bell boots offer an extra layer of defense against accidental strikes and overreaches.  

If your horse regularly overreaches (the back foot striking the back of the front foot) bell boots are a necessity to prevent abrasions and bruises to the sensitive bulbs of the heel area.  Bruising and cuts to this area can take a long time to heal so prevention is critical, which is why many riders simply elect to use bell boots regularly as a preventative measure and to add a bit of style to their ensemble.

Finding the Perfect Fit: Bell Boot Sizing Demystified

One of the most critical aspects of equine bell boots is ensuring they fit snugly without causing discomfort. Ill-fitting bell boots can lead to chafing or, worse, slipping off during rigorous activities. To find the perfect fit, measure your horse's hoof circumference and refer to our comprehensive sizing chart. Remember, a well-fitted bell boot should cover the entire hoof and sit securely above the coronet band without impeding movement.

Thankfully gone are the days of having a tug of war with your rubber bell boots and having to slide taught rubber boots over your horse's foot (and off again when you and your horse are tired!) to get all weather protection that would not come off.  Now well made quality closures make for easy on off like those that are found on our stylish bell boots.

 Matching Sets: Elevating Your Horse's Style Game

Who says protective gear can't be fashionable? At Equestroom, we believe in combining functionality with flair. That's why our equiine bell boots not only come in a variety of vibrant colors but also perfectly match our range of saddle pads and brush boots to create eye-catching coordinated sets that will turn heads in the arena or on the trail. From classic pinks to bold hues, and even some bell boots with a bit of sparkle - there's a color to suit every equine personality!

Find the best color for your horse with our horse color match quiz!

Bell Boots and Brush Boots: A Winning Combination

While bell boots protect the hooves from impacts and injuries, brush boots offer additional protection to the lower leg, shielding against knocks and scrapes. Learn more in our article on Choosing the Best Leg Protection for Your Horse.  Pairing bell boots with matching brush boots or polo wraps not only enhances your horse's overall look but also provides comprehensive protection during training sessions or competitions. With our wide selection of coordinating colors and sizes, you can mix and match to create the perfect ensemble for your four-legged friend.

In conclusion, bell boots are indispensable accessories for any horse owner looking to prioritize both protection and style. By choosing the right size, ensuring a proper fit, and exploring fun matching sets, you can keep your horse safe and looking fabulous in any riding scenario. Find stylish bell boots today in the Equestroom store to discover our premium range of bell boots and accessories that combine functionality with fashion. Happy riding!

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