The profusion of boots, bandages and studs on the market today provides the horse owner with a wide, but confusing, choice, and these support and protective devices can, if incorrectly used, damage the horses they are designed to protect. Boots, Bandages and Studs emphasizes the importance of the comfort of the horse and the safety of both horse and rider. Vanessa Britton’s comprehensive text gives the specific application of each boot and bandage and states which should be used for ridden work, travelling and injuries. It describes how to fit the boots and the bandaging correctly, and gives advice on the allocation of studs for a particular job and on the protection of stud holes when the studs are not in use. This invaluable guide should be on the bookshelf of every rider, trainer and student.
Venessa Britton is a well-known journalist, researcher and photographer. She is the author of several equestrian books and has written for many different magazines and newspapers on a variety of subjects but now concentrates on equestrian articles. She began her career as a head girl then progressed to yard manager and has competed very successfully at all levels, enjoying the disciplines of eventing, showing, show-jumping and driving. In 1984 the author and her husband set up a stud to produce show and event horses.