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        12-01-2008, 05:31 PM
      #11
    Trained
    In the winter I wear fleece lined waterproof riding boots. They are great for trekking out to get your horse in the field and then usually are dry on the outside when I start riding. I've just been wearing zocks under them and even in -10C my feet are sweaty by the end of my ride.
    I swear by Mountain Horse.
         
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        12-02-2008, 04:06 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I use a product called "Warm Ups". They are a re-useable gel insert for the feet and hands. They are good for hundreds of times and I keep them in the saddle bag and use them to keep toes warm when I start to freeze. There are many products available but I like these as you can "activate" them as needed unlike the microwave kind that are heated up before your depart on your ride and the heat is often gone before I need it. Just check the internet - it is athletic product.
         
        12-02-2008, 11:06 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Winter boots with some sort of Thinsulate type lining are a great investment! But if you're not wanting to spend that kind of money I would suggest some really quality socks, like SmartWools. They're wool blend socks for hiking/skiing type activities and are designed to keep your feet warm while wicking away moisture. What you don't want is for your feet to start to sweat and have no where for the moisture to go. They're a little pricey (around $15) but totally totally worth it! They're a little thicker but not nearly as bulky as wearing 2 pairs of socks or cramming those toe warmers into your boots.
         
        12-02-2008, 12:45 PM
      #14
    Started
    It gets really cold here in finland so I wear skiing socks whole riding :)
    They are much thicker than normal socks and are ment to keep ur feet warm
         
        12-02-2008, 01:21 PM
      #15
    Trained
    If your boots fit so tightly that you'd have a hard time getting the foot warmers in, then your boots are too small. If your boots are tight, you will get cold feet too. You should have enough room for 2 pairs of socks and then stick the toe warmers on the outside pair. The toe warmers are like the hand and foot ones, but semi-circular and have a self-stick area on them.
         
        12-04-2008, 02:49 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    My toes are always freezing when I ride. UGh dismounting....painful. Especially off a 16.3 horse. Someone told me about littlw warming packs you can put in ur boots. I might see about those
         
        12-04-2008, 09:46 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I wear a pair of ankle socks and knee high socks when it gets cold in the winter. In the really, really cold months-February through...sometimes April-I'll put toe warmers in my boots. Get the flat ones... And I would recommend putting them at your heals instead of at your toes-they work MUCH better.
         
        01-08-2009, 06:33 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    OMG, I sooo know the feeling. This year I discovered something that works REALLY well! Instead of wearing two pairs of socks or feet warmers because it is hard to get in your boots, you could wear ski socks. They are EXTRA warm! Also, keep wiggling your toes inside of your boots. This will get your blood flowing. You can also take your feet out of the stirrups once in a while and circle them. This will have the same impact.
         
        01-09-2009, 07:17 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    I just got a pair of Mountain Horse winter riding boots. I haven't used them yet but I am hoping they will help cut out the cold. I'm moving up to Indiana in February for a Dressage training internship and right now it's like 4 degrees up there *shiver* I'm not quite use to that living down in Tennessee, it's 45 degrees right now. I plan to double up on socks and I have long underwear to wear under my breeches.

    Jubilee
         
        01-09-2009, 08:02 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    I used to have that problem. I just periodically wiggle my toes around in my boots, and also drop my stirrups several times while riding. Not only does it improve circulation, it's great for your leg muscles!
         

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