The best brushing boots will not only prevent your horse from striking himself during exercise, but they will give some protection from external knocks, too. There are a wide range of styles available – these range from stylish and colour-coordinated fur-lined brushing boots, to ones with a more sporty, lightweight and ventilating design.
There are lots of different types of protective boots for horses, such as overreach boots, cross-country boots or tendon boots, but whatever your preference or discipline, it’s important to find a pair with a good fit for your horse. Some brands offer brushing boots in a wide range of sizes with a variety of width options in addition to the standard sizes, while others have different designs for front and hind legs.
Best brushing boots
Equilibrium Tri-Zone All Sports Boots
Colours: Black, white, brown or royal blue | Sizes: XXS–XL, including M-wide and M-narrow | RRP: £49.99 for a pair | H&H review: 10/10 |
Described as “the modern-day brushing boot”, these boots offer protection, breathability and flexibility, and have an internal tendon guard. They’re easy to clean and quick to dry, and available in variety of sizes to get the perfect fit for front and hindlegs.
Read H&H’s independent Equilibrium Tri-Zone All Sports boots review.
Veredus TRC-Vento Brushing Boots
Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: M–L | RRP: £93 for a pair of fronts, £96 for a pair of hinds |
These boots are made from a microperforated neoprene with anti-shock carbon strike pads on the inside of the leg for protection, and are secured with a double Velcro closure. They have a ventilation system that promotes airflow through air inlets and uses 3D mesh fabric to conduct heat to the outside and keep the legs cool.
Read H&H’s independent Veredus STS Carbon Gel Vento Boots review, which is a similar pair of boots.
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Eskadron Soft Faux Fur Tendon Boots
Colours: White or night blue | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £41.95 for a pair | H&H review: 9/10 |
Don’t be fooled by the name – these Eskadron boots are brushing boots and the confusion probably comes from the brand being continental. They are soft and comfortable, with a breathable lining, while providing shock absorption and good pressure distribution.
Read H&H’s independent Eskadron Soft Faux Fur Tendon Boots review.
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WeatherBeeta Prime Single-Lock Brushing Boots
Colours: Black, white, black/maroon, black/royal blue, black/turquoise or navy | Sizes: Pony – warmblood | RRP: £39.50 for a pair |
Made from neoprene, these soft, durable and breathable boots form Weatherbeeta conform to your horse’s leg. They have a tough PVC strike pad and the adjustable touch tape closures are quick and easy to use. There are two closures on pony and cob sizes, but three on full and warmblood size. Matching range available.
Shires Arma Carbon Brushing Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: Cob, full or extra-full | RRP: £47.99 for a pair |
These Shires boots have a triple-impact support system – the carbon-effect outer deflects knocks and blows, the EVA foam centre is shock absorbing and the breathable lining wicks away moisture. They have a flexible fit and wide adjustable straps.
Woof Wear Club Brushing Boots
Colours: 19 | Sizes: XS–XL | Machine washable: 30° | RRP: £21.99 for a pair |
These WoofWear boots have a padded PU strike pad on a 7mm neoprene base. They are suitable for front or hind legs, and available in a medium extra-wide fit. Matching collections available.
Hy Sport Active Brushing Boots
Colours: 10 | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £24.99 for a pair |
These boots are great if you’re into the matchy-matchy look as they are secured with coloured touch-tape fastenings that match the Hy Sport Active collection. They are made from soft, breathable neoprene and have durable strike pads to protect from brushing and impacts.
LeMieux ProShell Brushing Boots
Colours: Black or white | Sizes: M–XL | RRP: £49.95 for a pair |
These LeMieux boots offer all-round protection and support with a moulded PU outer shell. Strategically placed vents ensure the release of excess heat and the soft perforated inner lining encourages the movement of air. Can be used on front or hind legs.
Masta Faux Fur Brushing Boots
Colours: Black or brown | Sizes: Pony – full | RRP: £35 for a pair |
These Masta boots are designed with soft faux fur lining that sits against your horse’s leg and a durable faux leather outer. The lining prevents rubbing and distributes pressure more evenly.
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Derby House Pro Brushing Boots
Colours: Peacock or plum | Sizes: Pony – full | RRP: £14.99 for a pair |
Made from 7mm neoprene with double touch tape straps, these lightweight and quick-drying boots from Derby House have a reinforced strike pad.
Premier Equine Carbon Air-Tech Single Locking Brushing Boots
Colours: Black, navy or white | Sizes: S, M, MW, L or XL | RRP: £36 for a pair |
Made from ventilated neoprene, these Premier Equine boots encourage air flow to keep your horse’s legs cool. They have a wicking lining and the splint and fetlock areas have extra shock-proof protection. The single-locking straps are easy to use, but they’re also available with double-locking straps extra security.
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Whitaker Bradford Brushing Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £20 for a pair |
Made from a shock-absorbing neoprene that encourages airflow, these lightweight boots also have durable PU leather pad to protect from impacts. They are fastened with three easily adjustable touch-tape straps.
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Mark Todd Pro Carbon Brushing Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £36.98 for a pair |
These boots have a TGP perforated foam inner, high-density strike pad for effective shock absorption, and secure hook and loop fastenings.
Equetech Cob Class Sport Fleece-Lined Brushing Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: M or L | RRP: £57.95 for a pair |
Designed specifically for traditional cobs and heavy draft horses, these brushing boots have a durable synthetic leather outer, strike zone protection with PU inlay around the fetlock, and faux fur lining. They are fastened with non-elastic straps that, unlike elastic, won’t stretch over time or with wear. Medium size have two straps, while large has three.
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Husk Air Irenita Horse Sport Boots
Colours: Titan black, coyote, army green, Aztec blue, red, pure white, bronze or bespoke | Sizes: MS, MM, ML, LS, LL | RRP: From £98.50 for a pair |
These boots contain a patented airflow technology and are designed to dissipate any impact. All materials are military and NASA grade, made and sourced in the UK.
Zandona Carbon Air Workout Brushing Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: M–XL | RRP: £69.90 for a pair |
These Zandona boots have differing designs for the front and hind, making them a great fit. The strike zone is reinforced with carbon fibre and lined with a shock-absorbing gel. The perforated neoprene structure provides breathability, while the two wide, elasticated straps aid a secure fit.
N.E.W Magnetex Magnetic Brushing Boots
Colours: Black, navy or forest | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £57.95 for a set |
These magnetic boots are in a brushing boot design that can be worn for exercise, turnout or in the stable. They contain six 1,600 Gauss neodymium magnets and have an external strike guard for protection.
Eqcouture Symmetry WoolTech Brushing Boots
Colours: Grey, black, navy or white | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £44.99 for a pair |
These neoprene brushing boots have faux suede leather outer and a soft faux wool inner that prevents rubbing on sensitive legs. They are secured with three elastic Velcro straps. Machine washable.
Horseware Adagio Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £81.95 for a pair |
These lightweight boots are made from a technical layered memory foam that allows movement and flexibility, while absorbing shock on impact. They have a soft and smooth Lycra lining, which helps to reduce rubbing and support breathability.
Felix Bühler Teddy Fleece Essential Dressage Boots
Colours: 11 | Sizes: Cob or full | RRP: £28.90 for a pair |
These boots feature soft teddy fleece edging and have a padded lining made of chloroprene rubber for optimum impact protection. The outer is made of robust, dirt-repellent 600D material, and they are fastened with two elasticated Velcro straps.
Equestrian Stockholm Brushing Boots
Colours: 11 | Sizes: S–L | Machine washable: 30° | RRP: £50 for a pair |
These brushing boots from Equestrian Stockholm are made of a shiny synthetic leather with a soft teddy fleece lining and elastic Velcro fastenings. Matching items available.
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