The maximum total weight of the horse boot or leg protection allowed to be added to a horse's leg is 500g (per leg). This relates to both the front and hind legs and can be a single boot or multiple boots including fetlock rings. All hind leg protection must have a maximum interior length of 16cm and a minimum exterior width of 5cm. The inside protection must be smooth and the fixings must be made of non-elastic Velcro type fasteners with no hooks or straps permitted. The rounded rigid part of the protection must be placed around the inside of the fetlock.
Hind boots that have an extra flap for protection should be allowed providing the flap is soft and clearly intended for protection only. Fetlock rings may be used in addition or independently for protective purposes providing they are properly adjusted and the total weight of equipment on the horse’s leg does not exceed 500 grams.
Bandages may be worn instead of boots. However, boots and bandages may not be worn together.