Brushing boots secure around the horse’s cannon bone and usually have a protective padded layer on the inside. The reason for this is to protect the inside of the leg when struck, or brushed into, by the opposite leg.
Brushing boots are a great option for everyday flatwork or hacking, as they provide good all-round protection for the lower leg. You can pick up a decent pair for as little as R300 and they come in a variety of colours and sizes.
Back brushing boots are worn on the back legs and also protect the back legs when striking into each other. They are usually half the size of front brushing boots, and they fit snugly around the bottom of the cannon bone. These are usually worn with brushing boots or tendon boots in front.