What Are Overreach Boots Used For?

Traditionally made from rubber, over-reach boots are now more often made from neoprene. They fit around the pastern and cover the hoof almost to the ground, protecting the heels and the pasterns.

The old fashioned rubber boots have to be stretched over the hoof to put on and take off, but most styles now have straps or Velcro fastenings.

Are Overreach Boots Allowed in Dressage?

No, overreach boots are only allowed to be used during warm up. Over reach boots are not allowed to be used during Dressage tests. According to the British Dressage Members' Handbook and Approved tack and equipment for British Dressage guide 2020, bandages or boots worn during the dressage test will result in elimination.