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post #11 of 26 Old 11-29-2011, 03:46 PM
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I have both, but I prefer my Tall Boots by a long shot. My calves get piched very easily and the half chaps I have don't give me enough protection, and I can't see spending more than $50 on half chaps.

I acctually have Saxon synthetic tall boots and I love them. I don't really love the look of them, but they fit perfectly and I got them for $20.

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post #12 of 26 Old 11-29-2011, 04:23 PM
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Stupid question, how hard is it to drive (a car) in tall boots? Are the boots too stiff to make it safe? I usually get ready at home, so I would end up driving to the barn in tall boots if I had them... right now I'm using half chaps, but have been eyeing some cheap Ariat Heritage II boots for a while. :)
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving View Post
Stupid question, how hard is it to drive (a car) in tall boots? Are the boots too stiff to make it safe? I usually get ready at home, so I would end up driving to the barn in tall boots if I had them... right now I'm using half chaps, but have been eyeing some cheap Ariat Heritage II boots for a while. :)
I drive in mine often. Just break em in first and it won't be an issue.
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I wouldn't be able to drive in tall boots. I can't drive even in my Mt Horse paddock boots as I don't feel enough flexibility.

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post #15 of 26 Old 11-29-2011, 08:53 PM
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if your just planning on riding for pleasure and not showing i would say the most comfortable and practical option is paddock boots/half chaps. I have found that tall boots don't hold up as well, so i save mine for the show ring.
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post #16 of 26 Old 11-29-2011, 08:59 PM
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I'm with The Greener Side, on this one.
You will want to look into spending a wee bit more money on your field boots. They will be well worth it. I have a pair of Ariat Heritage field boots and i have to keep them hidden under the bed so that i don't ride in them all the time. I like them much more than my paddock boots and half chaps.

They took about a month of solid riding (hacking about 5 days a week and jumping 2 days a week) before i could drive in them and walk around show grounds in them all day. Now, they are my favorite. :)

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post #17 of 26 Old 12-03-2011, 03:29 PM
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Never tried tall boots, use paddocks and half chaps. I can ask my sister who just used tall boots when she rode as a young gal.

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post #18 of 26 Old 12-03-2011, 04:21 PM
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I'm all about the long boots. I have chaps and paddock boots but I go for the longs everytime.
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post #19 of 26 Old 12-03-2011, 05:49 PM
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I use both, I broke in my tall boots then cleaned them and put them in a box for shows. I ride day to day in half chaps and paddock boots. My zippers just broke on my tall boots thought so I need to go get them fixed.
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post #20 of 26 Old 12-03-2011, 06:21 PM
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I find paddock boots & halfchaps easier to take off. Any tall boots I have, I need a boot jack. Of course for showing I have tall boots, but those are too expensive to be using for daily wear.
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