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Do you prefer to ride in tall boots or 1/2 chaps? Why?

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View Poll Results: Do you prefer to ride in tall boots or 1/2 chaps?
Tall boots/field boots 29 38.67%
1/2 chaps 42 56.00%
Neither 4 5.33%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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    01-24-2011, 02:30 PM
I like to ride in both. Boots are more showy but it doesn't bother me I like riding in either. :)
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    01-24-2011, 09:07 PM
I also like both! I definitely like riding in my half chaps in the summer so I can take them off once I dismount. Sometimes it's just too darn hot for tall boots.
    01-24-2011, 09:44 PM
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There is a good mix at my barn of tall boots and half chaps.

I wore a pair of rubber riding boots for a long time to ride in. When they were finally done years later, I invested in a pair of quality Ariat half chaps and paddock boots. I like them because they are easy to slip on and off for driving. However, I do have a really nice pair of tall boots that I use for showing, and bought them specifically for that purpose. I also shouldn't grow anymore, besides weight gains or losses, so for me it is worth while to have both.
    01-24-2011, 09:47 PM
I only have tall boots, but I've heard paddock boots with half chaps are so much better. My one friend says that once you ride with half chaps, you never wanna go back to tall boots
    01-24-2011, 09:55 PM
I ride in paddock boots and half chaps nearly every day. Tall boots just for shows.
    01-24-2011, 11:23 PM
I like half chaps because you can just whip them on and off and your leg stays so much cooler in paddock boots then tall boots in the summer.

Then again, I've never had a custom pair of tall boots, so I'm sure I would be more comfortable in those than in the hand-me-downs I have that don't quite fit me perfectly.
    01-24-2011, 11:40 PM
I cannot stand wearing half chaps - they drive me up the bloomin' wall. Ugh, the pain in the arse it is to put on my paddock boots, then put on my half chaps - takes too much time and effort.

I love my tall boots - with zippers :) I can just unzip, put my foot it, voila - done.
    01-25-2011, 06:47 PM
I like wearing my half chaps :) I have tall Ariat boots but they don't fit me so well. Plus, for Equestrian Team, it's easier for me to go from English to western attire between events int he half chaps.
    01-26-2011, 12:47 PM
I never wore either until about two years ago...i just jumped in my cowboy boots! Now I could never go back, the leathers pinch my legs too much. I really like 1/2 chaps, but ever since I got my tall zip field boots, I am too lazy! 1/2 chaps and boots are like three more steps to get ready.
    01-26-2011, 12:58 PM
I wear jodphur boots and chaps, I have small feet and long legs and can't get tall boots to fit me properly

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