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post #11 of 25 Old 12-03-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, here is a link to the different pairs I'm looking at getting, which ones do you think are the best. He has never worn boots before either...
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Horze Sport Medicine Boots <>
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Guardian Combination Boots with Molded Cup
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Guardian Neoprene 4 In 1 Combination Boots

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post #12 of 25 Old 12-03-2012, 11:34 PM
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Non of them....
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Yeah those boots will do nothing but be a pain and fall off....Combination boots never work out right, they just were a failed invention. And the last boots you posted look cheap and not effective at all, but what can you expect at the $17 they are asking for them?

You get what you pay for...Trust me, you'd be better off just dishing out the money and getting a higher quality boot. I have had boots that I've had for years with care. $60 every three or four years for a pair of boots so far. I think that's worth it. Mom has a pair of SMBs that have been around for 13 years and still useable....Quality is key here.

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Okay, cause I didn't want to spend a lot if I will just have to get more a few months later. But if they really do last I guess I will pay the extra. Thanks

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post #15 of 25 Old 12-04-2012, 08:10 PM
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Okay, cause I didn't want to spend a lot if I will just have to get more a few months later. But if they really do last I guess I will pay the extra. Thanks
Well you will get what you pay for. Cheap = Cheap

I wouldn't buy any of the boots you posted.

Go with one of the name brands we mentioned: Professionals Choice or Classic Equine or Pro Equine.

Yes, expensive, but yes, they will last! I have several pairs of sport boots that 5+ years old (one pair is nearing 10 years old). I have hand washed them, and air dried them, and treated them very gently. They are still good as new.

Here is a link to the boots I like to use best.
Professionals Choice SMB 3 Boot 4-PK -

And the bell boots: Ballistic material is TOUGH!
Professionals Choice Ballistic Overreach Boots -

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Ya, you need to dish out the money for good boots or at least get some in decent shape used.

I would recommend Iconoclasts, Pegasus or Pro Choice. The classic equines are fine as long as you put them on right. Get them in an odd position and I do not want to know the damage or irritation that ridge in them would cause. Pegasus boots are super easy to put on. Mine are almost 4 years old and are in great shape. As for bell boots I like my pro choice and classic equine. I have heard res have good bells too, but have not tried them.
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post #17 of 25 Old 12-06-2012, 12:52 PM
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The others have pointed out all of the aspects to think of when buying boots including the biggest thing to consider: you get what you pay for. I'm another vote for Professional's Choice Elites, I use the VenTech Elites. I love the Justin bellboots.
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use eBay and you can get really good deals!
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post #20 of 25 Old 12-23-2012, 06:11 AM
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When I run I put boots on all four, lessons I put boots on just the front, and everyday riding bells. I either use classic equine legacy or Professional Choice SMB 2 boots. Haven't bought any SMB 3 boots, but the elites don't fit my guy right
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