According to the USEF Rule Book, in hunter seat equitation classes “boots and conservative colored bandages are permitted on the legs only.” This would include galloping boots, bell boots, ankle boots, and any bandages deemed “conservative” by the judge. Some typical colors for bandages are black, white, hunter green, and navy. Horse’s boots are usually black, brown, or white. The idea is to avoid wild colors, such as neon green, or patterns in either the bandages or boots.
In hunter classes, “boots, wraps, and bandages are prohibited. In the case of inclement weather, competition management may permit the use of bell boots.”
In jumper classes, boots and bandages are allowed.