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  • What is the best tall riding boot to start out in?

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    09-16-2013, 01:36 AM
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Foal
Best boots for starting out

So I've started doing English lessons. I have a horse that I always ride western so I just wear my jeans and cowboy boots lesson. But I would really like to get the right boots and breeches(I think that is what they're called). For breeches I feel like I can just get whatever and play with brands until I find what I like. But boots are a little to spendy for that.

Paddock boots and half chaps together are just as expensive as tall boots, if not more. Plus tall boots look better IMO. Is it okay to just get tall boots? All my western boots are Ariats. Do I throw down $300 for Ariat tall boots? Or are there cheaper brands that I should look at? I want quality that will last, but I don't need to match Olympic riders. I'm focusing on jumping at lessons if that helps at all.
On a side not why are English boots so much more than western?

Thanks for the help!
     
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    09-16-2013, 01:47 AM
  #2
Foal
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Originally Posted by IRaceBarrels    
So I've started doing English lessons. I have a horse that I always ride western so I just wear my jeans and cowboy boots lesson. But I would really like to get the right boots and breeches(I think that is what they're called). For breeches I feel like I can just get whatever and play with brands until I find what I like. But boots are a little to spendy for that.

Paddock boots and half chaps together are just as expensive as tall boots, if not more. Plus tall boots look better IMO. Is it okay to just get tall boots? All my western boots are Ariats. Do I throw down $300 for Ariat tall boots? Or are there cheaper brands that I should look at? I want quality that will last, but I don't need to match Olympic riders. I'm focusing on jumping at lessons if that helps at all.
On a side not why are English boots so much more than western?

Thanks for the help!
English everything is more expensive :(

I have half chap and paddock boots and I kinda regret it. It takes me longer to lace up my paddock and zip up the half chaps than to just put on the tall boots. Oh well, I will be investing in tall boots soon. :)
     
    09-16-2013, 01:50 AM
  #3
Yearling
If you want the lasting quality, just do the ariats. They're wonderful and will eventually pay for themselves. Just be careful with them and clean them to keep them looking nice. They'll wear wonderfully to your foot/ leg.

But, if you wanted to go the half chap route there are plenty of good deals and personal sales that have much to choose from. They don't need to rack up to the price of some tall boots. Craigslist or eBay would be good places to start.
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    09-16-2013, 09:45 AM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Fayewokf    
English everything is more expensive :(

I have half chap and paddock boots and I kinda regret it. It takes me longer to lace up my paddock and zip up the half chaps than to just put on the tall boots. Oh well, I will be investing in tall boots soon. :)
Ariat makes a zip up paddock boot that works great. I've had mine for 7 years and never had any problems. Plus they're my favorite shoes to wear because they are so broken in.

As for tall boots the zip ups are very popular right now. Ariat challenge contour always runs out in my local tack stores because they are so popular. I had to see what the hype was about. They're very comfy.

Just start a jar, every time you get paid or have some extra cash, skip that cup of coffee, put a little in savings (always pay yourself first) and a little in the boot saving jar.

Also, purging random old tack online is a good way to get a little cash!
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    09-16-2013, 01:59 PM
  #5
Weanling
I like Ariats well. Their tall boots are known for having issues with the zippers. The majority of people, who I know, that own Ariat tall boots, have had to have the zippers replaced in the first year. Other than that, Ariats are great boots! I also like Mountain Horse boots.
     
    09-16-2013, 04:16 PM
  #6
Started
I bought a pair of tuff rider tall boots - BAD. I gave up on them and bought a pair of Mountain Horse boots. They are absolutely lovely. I have not a single complaint about them. They broke in immediately, feel great, arent showing any major signs of wear, and the zippers still zipping just as smooth. I do recommend cleaning your zippers frequently on tall boots though. I think mine are Mountain Horse venice field boot. They run about $240ish give or take. Fitting tall boots can be hard though, so trying them on in a store might be easier than ordering... In my opinion.
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    09-16-2013, 05:47 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Bagheera    
I like Ariats well. Their tall boots are known for having issues with the zippers. The majority of people, who I know, that own Ariat tall boots, have had to have the zippers replaced in the first year. Other than that, Ariats are great boots! I also like Mountain Horse boots.
This. I tried the ariat challenge and heritage, both are very comfy, my trainer loves mountain horse boots, it digs the back of my knee a little , you ought to try them yourself.

I heard great things about middleburg from another forum, but their smallest is size 7
     
    09-18-2013, 03:37 PM
  #8
Foal
Thanks for the help everyone. I guess I'll start saving up. I'll look in to Mountain Horse boots and for deals on craigslist. But I'll probably just breakdown and buy some Ariats on Smartpacks. Then cry all night over my bank account.
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