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post #21 of 26 Old 12-04-2011, 11:15 AM
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Half chaps and paddock boots all the way. In terms of cheap half chaps, I like my ovations. 40 bucks. My tall boots are cavaliers, $300 new. I only bought them for shows, and never wear them if I don't need to. Most uncomfortable things ever.

Biggest waste of 300 dollars.

As for paddock boots, I hated my Ariats. I had them for 3 years. I really don't think their worth the money. Especially if you don't show. I have Smokey's now. Half the price of Ariat. Sure they aren't as "pretty". But hell, I could sleep in those boots they're so comfy.

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post #22 of 26 Old 12-08-2011, 11:21 AM
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I wear both. But, the tall field boots SUCK to break in! Once they are broke in, they are fine. If you are just playing, go for the half chaps & paddock boots.
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post #23 of 26 Old 12-11-2011, 08:15 PM
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I love the way tall boots look, but I love my half chaps and paddock boots. I usually run around in the mud a lot and being lazy like I am, I don't like cleaning my tall boots too often. My paddock boots are easy to clean and I don't have to worry about their shine and the bottom of my boots being clean.

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post #24 of 26 Old 12-12-2011, 08:40 AM
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Tall boots only.

I have a pair of zipper back field boots, a pair of pull of field boots, a pair of US Army M1940 cavalry boots, and a pair of pull on dress boots.

The dress boots get used for showing only. All the others get ridden with on a regular basis.
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post #25 of 26 Old 12-14-2011, 07:10 PM
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I ride in Paddock boots and half-chaps at the moment, but next summer when I start showing I plan on getting a pair of tall boots.

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post #26 of 26 Old 12-15-2011, 03:32 PM
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My tall boots lasted 3 months were as I love my wee boots! I have been known to ride in mucker boots as long as they're clean. I have a pair of regretta polar boots (yard boots) for the winter.
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