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    [RC] Boots in Cactus - Connie Owens

    Just wondering if anyone who rides out where the cactus & scrub thrive
    uses boots on their horses? I train semi-regularly out at the 6-O in
    Cleburne TX and last time my mare picked up two spikes in her lower
    front leg. Didn't seem to cause a problem and I could remove them
    easily. A little concerned about that since I know of someone who's
    horse wound up with a tendon infection from a pesky cactus spine! And I
    really try not to ride out in the cactus, she must have brushed up
    against on the side of the trail. 
    I was thinking of some leather splint boots with neoprene lining for
    riding in that type of country. I normally ride w/o any boots (tend to
    pick up too much plant life anyway) .  Any advice is appreciated!
    God Bless Ridecamp,
    Connie Owens
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