Difference between bell boots and overreach boots?

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  1. kmolen2

    kmolen2 Senior Member

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    Can someone enlighten me one what the difference is, if any, between boots sold as bell boots, and those sold as overreach boots? I think I'm really looking for overreach boots as my horse reaches so far with his back feet that he occasionally clips his opposite front foot...but I'd like to know if there's a difference at all between the two. I have my gelding for sale, so if I can get by with some inexpensive bell boots until he sells (don't want him hurting himself, especially when I have potential buyers coming out!), or if it'd be better to get the ballistic overreach boots?
     






  2. MichHorseGirl

    MichHorseGirl Senior Member

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    Good question! Id like to know too!
     
  3. faroutfax

    faroutfax Senior Member+

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    As far as I know they are the same thing :) But some are better than others. I prefer the no turn style bell boots, but others like the rubber ones. It depends on what you're using them for and the conditions that they're being used in ;)
     
  4. Bex

    Bex Senior Member

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    As far as I'm aware they are the same thing just with two names :D

    Bex
     
  5. kmolen2

    kmolen2 Senior Member

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    Thank's for clearing that up for me!
     
  6. cassidy

    cassidy Senior Member+

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    they are the same thing depends on who makes them an where your from as to what you call them
     
  7. Amo-Caballus

    Amo-Caballus Full Member

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    I agree with the others, they are the same thing just the manufactures want to be difficult =P
     
  8. Aponi06

    Aponi06 Senior Member

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    Overreach boots have a little knob in the back that keeps the boots from turning.
     
  9. kmolen2

    kmolen2 Senior Member

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    ^^ So, basically if it's a "no turn" bell boot, then it's an overreach boot.
     
  10. Kizza

    Kizza Senior Member+

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    Here (England) everything is an overreach boot, no-turn thing or not. I never heard the term bell boot before joining HGS.
     






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