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    11-08-2012, 07:19 PM
  #1
Weanling
Paddock boots/half chaps?

Hello,
I have recently been on the search for a decent pair of paddock boots and half chaps to ride in my English saddle with. I was thinking of getting some paddock boots and half chaps, but I had some questions on them.
1. Can you wear lace up paddock boots with half chaps? I really like lace ups and I feel they would be a bit more adjustable, and I like how you don't have to deal with a zipper. Would you be able to wear lace ups with half chaps?

2. What brand of half chaps are best? I've been looking on horse.com at their half chaps and the Saxon Equileather half chaps really caught my eye. I need to keep the price below $40.

3. Are Tuffrider Women's Starter paddock boots a good choice for paddock boots? I liked the price and they looked pretty durable judging by the reviews. Should I go with those?
Thanks!
     
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    11-08-2012, 07:23 PM
  #2
Weanling
1. Can you wear lace up paddock boots with half chaps? I really like lace ups and I feel they would be a bit more adjustable, and I like how you don't have to deal with a zipper. Would you be able to wear lace ups with half chaps?

Yes

2. What brand of half chaps are best? I've been looking on horse.com at their half chaps and the Saxon Equileather half chaps really caught my eye. I need to keep the price below $40.

I have a pair of ariat half chaps, they were expensive but they are for showing... I just found a pair that was 25$ at Greenhawk and they are fine.

3. Are Tuffrider Women's Starter paddock boots a good choice for paddock boots? I liked the price and they looked pretty durable judging by the reviews. Should I go with those?

Tuffrider are great boots, Mountain Horse paddock boots are my favorite though, my Mountain Horse boots have lasted me a good 6 years and still have quite a few years left!
     
    11-09-2012, 09:53 AM
  #3
Weanling
I really like almost and Ariat boot. However they like to pump up the heel and lower the ball of you foot to make it harder for your foot to go through the stirrup. Reason I tell you this is because if you're going to be walking around a lot, it gets a little painful because most of your weight will be on the ball of your foot. And yes, lace ups can go under half chaps.
Now I totally understand that cheaper half chaps appeal more to you, but that's a case where you usually get what you pay for. I bought ovation Half chaps for years and the longest the lasted was 11months (And this was when I only ride once a week) then I bought Ariat all terrain half chaps (now retired I believe) and I've had them, riding 3-4 days, for a year.
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    11-09-2012, 12:39 PM
  #4
Foal
Are you just wanting to use these to school at home with? Check out Perri's paddock boots - they're inexpensive and hold up very well for the money. Plus, they're leather. I'm not a fan of the synthetic boots.

Personally, I use my nasty old cracked zip up Ariats and Grand Prix half chaps when I ride. The majority of the time though, I wear my tall boots.

Dublin makes some quality inexpensive half chaps, and Ariat makes a few that are on the cheaper side but still quality.

Check out doversaddlery.com as well
     
    11-09-2012, 12:53 PM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by goingnowhere1    
I really like almost and Ariat boot. However they like to pump up the heel and lower the ball of you foot to make it harder for your foot to go through the stirrup. Reason I tell you this is because if you're going to be walking around a lot, it gets a little painful because most of your weight will be on the ball of your foot. And yes, lace ups can go under half chaps.
Now I totally understand that cheaper half chaps appeal more to you, but that's a case where you usually get what you pay for. I bought ovation Half chaps for years and the longest the lasted was 11months (And this was when I only ride once a week) then I bought Ariat all terrain half chaps (now retired I believe) and I've had them, riding 3-4 days, for a year.


These are my Ariats (can't remember what line), which I worked 7 days a week, 60+ hours/wk, constantly on my feet or riding while I was in FL. This is their current shape (I still wear them if I ride in half chaps, they're WAY too comfy and broken in!), and I've owned them for a year now. After the hell I've put them through (the cracking is from getting them drenched in the wash rack...too busy to be changing boots!), I'd say they've held up well.

On the contrary, I've bought cheapo boots expecting them to hold up to the same standard, needless to say they didn't. After about 2 weeks the sole had come completely off one, and the other was cracking.

You get what you pay for.
     
    11-09-2012, 01:07 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I **just** purchased some paddock boots and half chaps last night.

I'm a western rider wanting to take some English lessons during the winter, when I can't ride my horses outside.

I did order some tall boots from Horze.com but the sizing is really goofy (I could notn figure it out) and the boots were way too small when they came, when I even ordered the biggest size!! (No, they were not child's boots.) So they're going back.

I've had paddock boots and half chaps before, so those will suit me fine.

I got some Devon-Aire paddock boots
Devon-Aire Ladies North Park Zip Paddock - Horse.com

And the Saxon Equileather half chaps
Saxon Equileather Adult Half Chaps - Horse.com

I am not going to be doing any English showing, so I don't need anything fancy. And its mostly going to be lessons once a week in the winter, so they aren'tn going to get a ton of use either.

Works for me!
     
    11-09-2012, 01:39 PM
  #7
Yearling
1. Can you wear lace up paddock boots with half chaps? I really like lace ups and I feel they would be a bit more adjustable, and I like how you don't have to deal with a zipper. Would you be able to wear lace ups with half chaps?

I wear lace-ups with my half-chaps. I just make sure the laces are tucked into the chaps - no problem.

2. What brand of half chaps are best? I've been looking on horse.com at their half chaps and the Saxon Equileather half chaps really caught my eye. I need to keep the price below $40.

The best ones are the ones that fit your calf length and width the best. They all fit differently. And read reviews to make sure they have good zippers. I have a pair of thick Ariats that I use in the wintertime - I got them at a consignment store for $40 ($120 new). I also have a pair of lovely Riding Sport suede ones that I use in the summertime. Got them on Dover as a closeout for $39 ($119 regular price). Dover almost always has some good ones on sale or closeout. I don't like equileather. I don't like the feel or how it wears. Go for leather or canvas with leather patch towards the saddle.

3. Are Tuffrider Women's Starter paddock boots a good choice for paddock boots? I liked the price and they looked pretty durable judging by the reviews. Should I go with those?
Thanks!

No clue. I have a pair of slightly pre-used Ariats that I got used on eBay in mint condition for $19 ($120 new). They fit my foot and wear like no tomorrow.

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    11-09-2012, 08:19 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by showjumper09    
Are you just wanting to use these to school at home with? Check out Perri's paddock boots - they're inexpensive and hold up very well for the money. Plus, they're leather. I'm not a fan of the synthetic boots.

Personally, I use my nasty old cracked zip up Ariats and Grand Prix half chaps when I ride. The majority of the time though, I wear my tall boots.

Dublin makes some quality inexpensive half chaps, and Ariat makes a few that are on the cheaper side but still quality.

Check out doversaddlery.com as well
Yes, I am just using these to ride at home (at my barn). I am a Western rider but I am getting my old English saddle (used to be my cousin's) repaired and I'm going to use it once a week or every other week.
     
    11-09-2012, 09:01 PM
  #9
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by beau159    

I am not going to be doing any English showing, so I don't need anything fancy. And its mostly going to be lessons once a week in the winter, so they aren'tn going to get a ton of use either.

Works for me!
Same here! I've got an old English saddle (I'm a Western rider and the saddle used to be my cousin's) and I'm going to be riding in it once a week or every other week, and I just needed something that would hold up for that.

I was looking at the Saxon Equileather chaps, how are they? Do the snaps pop off when you walk (like mentioned in other reviews)? Do they look at least decent and fit well? Thanks!
     
    11-11-2012, 10:27 AM
  #10
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by beau159    
I **just** purchased some paddock boots and half chaps last night.

I'm a western rider wanting to take some English lessons during the winter, when I can't ride my horses outside.

I did order some tall boots from Horze.com but the sizing is really goofy (I could notn figure it out) and the boots were way too small when they came, when I even ordered the biggest size!! (No, they were not child's boots.) So they're going back.

I've had paddock boots and half chaps before, so those will suit me fine.

I got some Devon-Aire paddock boots
Devon-Aire Ladies North Park Zip Paddock - Horse.com

And the Saxon Equileather half chaps
Saxon Equileather Adult Half Chaps - Horse.com

I am not going to be doing any English showing, so I don't need anything fancy. And its mostly going to be lessons once a week in the winter, so they aren'tn going to get a ton of use either.

Works for me!
Hey! I have the same combo! I think they work pretty good together. :)
     

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