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    08-29-2010, 11:52 AM
  #21
Green Broke
Sometimes I think companies do that on purpose...make sure that its hard for their product to mix up and work well with another product. They will be stiff till you break them in. You can always wear them around your house clean and bare legged so that your body heat helps break them in easier.

Kitten-you said that you have really low paddock boots already, correct? Or just regular paddock boots?
     
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    08-29-2010, 12:25 PM
  #22
Green Broke
I despise half-chaps. I just find them uncomfortable, and not very attractive. For everyday riding I wear rubber/PVC waterproof tall boots, and I prefer those over half-chaps. I have a pair of suede ones with velcro closures, and they've been in the tack room collecting dust ever since I got my PVC tall boots. But, to be of help, the velcro closures are nice as they allow you to choose the width for each section of your calf, so they are easier to "customize." Good luck on your search!
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    08-29-2010, 03:57 PM
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Kitten-you said that you have really low paddock boots already, correct? Or just regular paddock boots?
Actually they are not VERY low. Somewhere in mid between my knee in and the ankle.
     
    08-30-2010, 12:02 AM
  #24
Green Broke
I think half chaps are wonderful! I think someone mentioned this, but make sure they are very snug and very tall when you start off. They will stretch out (esp the cheaper ones, and some of the expensive ones too!) and break down a bit, just like tall boots. If you want a really good fit I'd take a tape measure and measure the widest part of your calf and then the length from the back of your knee to the floor. Then look at size charts to see what would be the best for you. Tredsteps and ProChaps are my favorite brands. Mainly b/c their sizing is length x width instead of S M L so you get a more custom fit. They're both a little more expensive but fabulous quality.
     
    08-30-2010, 12:03 AM
  #25
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Originally Posted by Sunny    
I despise half-chaps. I just find them uncomfortable, and not very attractive. For everyday riding I wear rubber/PVC waterproof tall boots, and I prefer those over half-chaps.
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You think rubber boots are more comfortable and attractive then half chaps??? Interesting.... (not meant to be snobby or snarky, I just honestly think that's interesting! )
     
    08-30-2010, 12:43 AM
  #26
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Originally Posted by upnover    
You think rubber boots are more comfortable and attractive then half chaps??? Interesting.... (not meant to be snobby or snarky, I just honestly think that's interesting! )
Oh, I luuuurve my rubber tall boots. They give more support, and I really like the look of mine. I can ride in them, muck stalls, bathe horses, etc. Plus, all I have to do is take a baby wipe to them, and voila! Good as new. Different strokes for different folks.
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    08-30-2010, 07:27 AM
  #27
Green Broke
I had a pair of rubber boots as well before I got my half chaps, and had them for 10 years pretty much. I really liked them, but my leg position has improved a lot since I got the half chaps. Plus my rubbs were starting to stink to high heaven when I took them off :S
     
    08-30-2010, 07:30 AM
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Oh, I luuuurve my rubber tall boots. They give more support, and I really like the look of mine. I can ride in them, muck stalls, bathe horses, etc. Plus, all I have to do is take a baby wipe to them, and voila! Good as new. Different strokes for different folks.
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Can you a post a pic of the boots, please? I'm curious. When I think about it, only those big rubber boots I muck the field in come in my mind (and they are definitely not great for riding).
     
    08-30-2010, 12:23 PM
  #29
Green Broke
Here are a few links.

Ovation Dafna Winner PVC Boot-Lds and Rubber Riding Boots | EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

Dover Saddlery | Derby Rubber Boot - Ladies' .

Rubber Riding Boots Ladies: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com

ETA: I only paid about $30 or so for mine.
     
    08-30-2010, 01:11 PM
  #30
Green Broke
If you would like to see them on, I think all the pics in my album have me wearing them.

They arent the best or always clear pictures. In the last pic I am wearing my half chaps from Ariat.
     

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