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Overreach boots

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If you want to protect your horse’s heels, our testers have been putting a range of overreach boots through their paces

Our testers: These overreach boots were tested for three months. They were used for a variety of activities, including schooling, hacking, jumping and turnout.

The products

Mark Todd Flexion overreach boots
RRP
£24.99

Mark Todd Flexion

A shaped style with a tough outer and neoprene lining

Pony – Full

No-turn ball included

Double closure

 

“I really liked these stylish, two-toned overreach boots. They were easy to put on and didn’t lose their shape after washing. A wipe or hose down was all they needed after exercise, and they stayed securely in place while hacking and jumping. However, I found the sizing quite small. They offered great protection, so I feel they’d be useful for cross-country.”

Caldene Croc overreach boots
RRP
£30.00

Caldene Croc

Neoprene boots with a patent crocodile skin design and sheepskin collar

M – XL

Double closure

Sheepskin

“I really like the styling – they’re a bit flashier than other boots, so great for schooling or working in at dressage competitions. They’re very easy to put on and remove, and the fastenings stayed secure despite lots of use. They could twist a little, but still offer very good protection.”

LeMieux ProShell overreach boots
RRP
£22.50

LeMieux ProShell

With a strike-proof outer shell, they have Velcro closures and a neoprene lining and collar 

M – XL

Double closure

“These boots proved to be robust and flexible, and suitable for turnout as well as riding. I like the soft lining and they didn’t rub. There are a few small scrapes on the strike pad, so they’ve done their job, but no other signs of damage. They’re very easy to keep clean – a wipe-over with a sponge had them looking like new.”

Kentucky Air Tech overreach boots
RRP
£49

Kentucky Air Tech

Close-contact, shaped boots that contain shock-absorbing gel

M – XL

No-turn ball included

“These stylish boots are wonderfully lightweight, even when wet, and didn’t mark or rub my horse. They offer great protection and didn’t move. The only downside is that the sizing comes up small. The Velcro fastenings are secure, and easy to do up and remove. I feel they’d be suitable for all activities, including eventing and turnout.”

Fouganza Optimum Protect overreach boots
RRP
£9.99

Fouganza Optimum Protect

Made with Velcro fastenings and a reinforced strike area 

S – XL

No-turn ball included

Double closure

“I used these boots for turnout and riding, including flatwork and cross-country schooling. Thanks to the bulb at the back and double closure fastening, they stayed secure. They’re true to size and the reinforced section offered great protection, while staying comfortable with the soft lining. I was really impressed with the quality for the price.”

Showmaster Anti-Twist overreach boots
RRP
£19.90

Showmaster Anti-Twist

A tough nylon outer with a synthetic trim and chloroprene rubber lining and cuff

Cob – X-full

Double closure

No-turn ball included

“They’re exactly what you want from an overreach boot – great protection, and easy to put on and take off. I’ve used them for everything from turnout to schooling and hacking out. They didn’t slip once or rub my horse. I was really happy with them, as not only did they perform well, they did so at a brilliant price.”

Eskadron Pikosoft overreach boots
RRP
£29.60

Eskadron Pikosoft

Leather-look boots with a neoprene lining and Velcro closures

S – XXL

Double closure

“These lightweight boots were great for everyday use and smart enough for competitions, too. The neoprene was ideal for the warmer weather and they didn’t rub, fall off or slip. The only downside was that the material collects dust and dirt, although they wash and wipe down easily. They’re true to size and, as a bonus, match my cross-country colours!”

Premier Equine Kevlar No-Turn overreach boots
RRP
£32.99

Premier Equine Kevlar No-Turn

Made from kevlar and microfibre leather, they feature an ultra-shock lining

S – XXL

No-turn ball included

Double closure

 

“These boots were fantastic. They stayed firmly in place and never twisted or moved when hacking or jumping. However, the sizing did come up quite small. They didn’t rub at all, were easy to wipe clean and stayed looking smart. The strike pad picked up a little bit of dirt, but this was quickly brushed off once dry.”

Arma Fur Trimmed overreach boots
RRP
£32.99

Arma Fur Trimmed

Breathable, lightweight boots that offer high impact protection

Cob – Extra-full

No-turn ball included

Double closure

“These boots didn’t rub, seemed breathable and dried quickly. They give really good coverage and I like the strike pads. The Velcro was secure, even during fast work and jumping, yet I could easily take them off with one hand. They did loosen a bit during the test period, but I just tightened the fastenings. The black fur stayed fluffy despite being washed and worn through water.”

KM Elite Pro Mesh with Lambswool overreach boots
RRP
£34.99

KM Elite Pro Mesh with Lambswool

Shaped boots with a double mesh outer, toughened strike area and Merino collar

M – XL

Double closure

No-trun ball included

Sheepskin

“These boots look so comfy thanks to the lambswool collar. They fitted well, but I had to use a size larger than usual. They’re tough, despite being lightweight, and haven’t shown any signs of wear. The Velcro didn’t budge, even in the wet and mud, and the no-turn ball prevented them from spinning.”

Busse Pro overreach boots
RRP
£35.90

Busse Pro

Reinforced boots with an anatomical fit, no-turn ball and PVC outer shell

XS – XXL

No-turn ball included

Double closure

“The tough outer shell offered great protection, and I like the cushioned inner for comfort. They’re true to size and didn’t rub at all. The no-turn balls worked well, and the Velcro fastenings were really easy to put on and take off. I was so impressed with these boots, as they met all my expectations at a reasonable price.”

Equilibrium Tri-Zone overreach boots
RRP
£29.95

Equilibrium Tri-Zone

Shaped boots with a tough strike area and neoprene collar

S/M – L/XL

No-turn ball included

Double closure

“The boots feel well-made, although they come up a little small. The Velcro fastening stayed secure while schooling and hacking, and they didn’t twist. My horse has a tendency to overreach, but these offered plenty of protection. They’re smart enough for lessons and competitions, and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a simple, practical boot that’s made to last.”

Bridleway Fleece Trimmed Quick Fit overreach boots
RRP
£6.95

Bridleway Fleece Trimmed Quick Fit

Featuring a synthetic fleece trim and touch-tape fastenings

Pony – Extra-full

Double closure

“These boots are basic, but served their purpose well. They offered good protection for jumping and flatwork, and I like that I could match them to my cross-country colours. The fastenings were secure, but the boots spun a bit because there was nothing else to keep them in place. The rubber didn’t split and the trim stayed fluffy, even after going in the washing machine.”

Veredus Safety Bell overreach boots
RRP
£57

Veredus Safety Bell

Shock-absorbing boots with a padded collar and neoprene lining

S – XL

Double closure

“They’re well made and offer excellent heel protection, and I like the soft lining and padded cuff. They stayed secure for hacking, schooling and turnout, and also for travelling on hot days, and they seemed breathable. I love the tab on the closure, which makes them so easy to remove. They’re quite pricey, but have performed and washed well, and still look great, too.” 

WeatherBeeta Pure Wool Trim overreach boots
RRP
£39.99

WeatherBeeta Pure Wool Trim

With a TPU mesh outer and neoprene lining, they feature a wool trim collar 

COB – WB

No-turn ball included

“The wide Velcro tabs offer plenty of adjustment, and make them really easy to put on and take off. They were great for schooling, jumping and roadwork, but I found that grass seeds got caught in the sheepskin cuffs when hacking off-road, which were fiddly to remove. The no-turn balls were pretty effective, and overall they’re smart and stylish.”

Majyk Equipe Over Reach boots
RRP
£29.50

Majyk Equipe Over Reach

A tough TPU mesh outer with an antibacterial neoprene lining

S – L

No-turn ball included

Double closure

“These boots are robust with classy pops of colour. They start off a bit stiff, but soon become more pliable without losing any toughness. I found they could turn slightly when going at speed, but always settled back to the correct position. The fastenings were secure and they cleaned easily, often with just a blast from the hose. Overall, I’m really pleased with them.”

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