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    11-29-2011, 03:46 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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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    11-29-2011, 04:23 PM
  #12
Yearling
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. :)
     
    11-29-2011, 04:35 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
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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    11-29-2011, 08:00 PM
  #14
Showing
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.
     
    11-29-2011, 08:53 PM
  #15
Foal
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.
     
    11-29-2011, 08:59 PM
  #16
Yearling
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. :)
     
    12-03-2011, 03:29 PM
  #17
Started
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.
     
    12-03-2011, 04:21 PM
  #18
Weanling
I'm all about the long boots. I have chaps and paddock boots but I go for the longs everytime.
     
    12-03-2011, 05:49 PM
  #19
Weanling
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.
     
    12-03-2011, 06:21 PM
  #20
Trained
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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