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Can someone enlighten me one what the difference is, if any, between boots sold as ...
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    Difference between bell boots and overreach boots?

    Can someone enlighten me one what the difference is, if any, between boots sold as bell boots, and those sold as overreach boots? I think I'm really looking for overreach boots as my horse reaches so far with his back feet that he occasionally clips his opposite front foot...but I'd like to know if there's a difference at all between the two. I have my gelding for sale, so if I can get by with some inexpensive bell boots until he sells (don't want him hurting himself, especially when I have potential buyers coming out!), or if it'd be better to get the ballistic overreach boots?

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    Good question! Id like to know too!

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    As far as I know they are the same thing But some are better than others. I prefer the no turn style bell boots, but others like the rubber ones. It depends on what you're using them for and the conditions that they're being used in
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    As far as I'm aware they are the same thing just with two names

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    Thank's for clearing that up for me!

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    they are the same thing depends on who makes them an where your from as to what you call them
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    I agree with the others, they are the same thing just the manufactures want to be difficult =P

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    Overreach boots have a little knob in the back that keeps the boots from turning.
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    ^^ So, basically if it's a "no turn" bell boot, then it's an overreach boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmolen2 View Post
    ^^ So, basically if it's a "no turn" bell boot, then it's an overreach boot.
    Here (England) everything is an overreach boot, no-turn thing or not. I never heard the term bell boot before joining HGS.


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