The splint bone in horses in the long narrow bone on either side of the cannon bone. They start at the knee and taper as they descend, each ending in a small knob around two-thirds of the way to the ankle. This is the area that splint boots are designed to protect.
While working, horses can interfere with this area with their back hooves, their opposite hoof or can impact an obstacle like a jump.
Features to look for in splint boots:
- Secure fastener
- Easy on, Easy off
- Shock absorbent material
- Ergonomic shape that will fit without rotating or falling down