This is probably another sport, like cycling that you wouldn’t expect to get foot blisters but they happen too and usually at the back of the heel. Which is boot related. When riding a horse, a person’s weight is put on their heel area which means the back of the foot is moving but the boot, which is usually very stiff, stays still and with any movement like this, friction and pressure is created and blisters are created.
In horse competitions the long boots that are worn are particularity stiff and most riders only wear them whilst riding and then remove them once on the ground. Prevention is key here, usually the longer riding boots have long zips which means access into the boots is easy to apply
Engo patches on the inside of the back of the boot where contact with the back of the heel is causing the blisters. Pellitec Blister prevention Pads are also useful when applied to the inside of the boots , both have the same affect.
Moisture Wicking socks
Darntough socks will help to create a moisture free area of the foot, which will keep the feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer and prevent blisters forming
Armaskin liner socks
Armaskin liner socks would also work well under moisture wicking socks as these reduce friction on all aspects of the foot apart from in-between the toes and then we would recommend using the Alpaca wool (Link to the vid)weaved in-between the toes and then place the Armaskin socks on
Full ankle gel sleeves and Achilles’ gel sleeves
That are used for skiing and ice-skating will work really well in this situation too, also epitact gel oval patches for the skin can be re-used a few times helping to prevent blisters especially for competition events these will need securing to the skin with hyperfix tape.
Skin Taping with hypafix or KT pro tape
as a blister prevention measure will work well in this situation alongside an application of 2toms blister shield powder on top of the taping.