Emma Thomas tests Kieffer’s competition boots with her 17.1hh, 12-year-old gelding, Trooper

Kieffer competition boots are quality boots made from flexible neoprene with Velcro fastenings. The boots provide protection and support to the leg while under the stress of competing.

Available in the colours black, blue, green or white and in sizes front (small, medium or large) and in hind (small, medium, or large.)

Cost at around £24 a pair.

For more information contact Westgate (tel: 01303 872277) or visit www.wgate.co.uk

Tester’s comments

“I used these boots on Trooper, both at home and at competitions and found them really versatile,” says Emma.

“They are easy to put on and the Velcro holds the boots firmly in place. I really like the fit, especially as they come right down, around the fetlock.

“Trooper can go a little close behind especially during fast work so these boots offered good protection.

“They don’t slip or rub, even after a cross country schooling sessions which include water. Machine washable, they wash well and dry quickly. Despite regular use the Velcro is still grippy and only needs a quick brush to remove any hay.”

“At around £24 a pair they are excellent value and I would definitely buy another pair.”