The best travel boots provide excellent protection to the horse when he’s being loaded, unloaded and while in transit in a horsebox or trailer. Travel boots need to be hard-wearing, so they can protect your horse’s legs from knocks and scrapes, as well as suitably padded to absorb shock. Some boots have fleece linings, while others have nylon – whichever you prefer it’s important that the materials are breathable.
Travel boots need to stay in place should a horse becomes fractious, while having easy-to-use fasteners will allow you to ensure a good fit when putting them on, and make them quick to take off. Some boots have added protection around the bottom, where the boots can experience heavy wear, as well as across the knee and hock areas. As well as travel boots, you might want to consider tail protection and a travel rug when preparing your travel kit.
Best travel boots for every budget
WeatherBeeta Deluxe Travel Boots
Colours: Black or navy/red/white | Sizes: Pony, cob, full or warmblood | RRP: £81.99 | H&H Rating: 8/10 |
With a 1200D outer, these strong and durable WeatherBeeta boots also have a protective dense foam inner and nylon lining for comfort. They are extra-long for combined knee and hock protection, have PVC strike pads around the bottom and an additional strike pad on the hock. These boots are fastened with three touch-tape closures.
Read H&H’s independent WeatherBeeta Deluxe travel boots review.
Shires Arma Air Defence Travel Boots
Colours: Black | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £67.99 |
These travel boots are designed to not only be protective but to assist with temperature regulation. The lining is made of a 3D fabric that wicks away moisture and ensures breathability. They have PVC scuff guards for additional protection and durability, and are fastened with three touch-tape closures on both front and hind boots.
LeMieux Carbon Travel Boots
Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: M or L | RRP: £89.95 |
These LeMieux travel boots are made with a strong ballistic nylon outer fabric with a new carbon nano-fibre lining that effectively wicks moisture to control heat and sweat build up. They feature generously quilted Velcro straps complete the look of these very smart boots and make them easy to fasten, while the PU leather heel guards add extra protection.
Hy Equestrian Thelwell Travel Boots
Colours: Navy Thelwell | Sizes: Small pony, pony or cob | RRP: From £50.99 |
These cute and fun Hy travel boots are covered in Thelwell prints. They are secured with touch-tape fastenings and have durable strike pads at the bottom. The boots are finished with red trim and breathable lining.
Fouganza Traveller 500 Boots
Colours: Black/grey | Sizes: One size | RRP: £49.99 |
These boots fasten with two tabs on the fronts and three on the hinds. The top of each is extra-wide, which makes for easy fastening and better security.
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Hy Signature Travel Boots
Colours: Navy | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £46.99 |
These boots feature tough strike pads at the fetlocks and hocks, a fleece lining and durable ripstop outer. They have three touch-tape fastenings on both the front and hind boots.
Mark Todd Travel Boots
Colours: Black, navy, burgundy or navy plaid | Sizes: Extra-small, pony, cob or full | RRP: £69.98 |
Available in a good range of colours, these padded Mark Todd travel boots are designed to offer maximum protection with a tough outer fabric and protective scuff plates around the bottom edge. They have extra-wide fastening straps making them quick and easy to fit. Each set comes with a free matching tail guard and a reusable zipped storage bag.
Rhinegold Ripstop Full-length Travel Boots
Colours: Brown, silver or turquoise | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £48.90 | H&H review: 7/10 |
These Rhinegold boots have a tough nylon outer, nylon lining and feature a strengthened strike pad at the heel. The wide touch-tape fastenings offer secure fit and the boots have an extra strengthened strike pad at heel.
Read H&H’s independent Rhinegold travel boots review.
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