Skid Boot Placement Bud Lyon explains the purpose of skid boots and how to apply them. By H&R Editors | August 3, 2020 | 1 minute read Watch now! Protective gear varies from program to program. In Bud’s program he prefers to use neoprene skid boots on his horse’s hind legs. Learn how to properly place skid boots so that they protect your horse. Click here to watch! What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!