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  • Best tall boots for eventing
  • Best tall boot for eventing

 
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    02-21-2010, 08:33 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
Again, now that two piece boots are allowed, I encourage them for XC. It is just too easy to be injured and need quick removal of legwear. All other phases should have formal boots, IMO.

I like boots and wear three buckle field boots on XC.
Or just get the tall boots that zip up the back, I have a pair of Ariats that do that and they're SO easy to get on and off because of it!
     
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    02-21-2010, 08:55 PM
  #12
Weanling
Hah, sorry about the double-post... laptop fail. =/
AllisonFinch is right, but zip-back boots, like Hoofprints In The Sand said, are a good way to go, too.
     
    02-21-2010, 09:42 PM
  #13
Trained
If you plan on Eventing, invest in a pair of tall boots. I wear nothing but tall boots with zippers. My favorites are Mountain Horse personally - but you get what is comfortable and what works for you.

I do not encourage paddock boots and 1/2 chaps for CC at all - just a solid tall boot.
     
    02-21-2010, 09:59 PM
  #14
Foal
Thanks, i'm looking at half chaps because I wont say my age... but im still growing and tall boots are a waste of money when they will only fit for 6 months! Haha. Thanks so much
     
    02-21-2010, 10:18 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by SallyBaby    
thanks, i'm looking at half chaps because I wont say my age... but im still growing and tall boots are a waste of money when they will only fit for 6 months! Haha. Thanks so much
Get some rubber boots then! Until I basically stopped growing I wore rubbertall boots. They are cheap, still look nice, and you can't tell they're rubber until your right next to them. There's nothing wrong with wearing half chaps XC as long as the show allows them. The only time I ride in my tall boots is at shows, everywhere else I wear my half chaps.
     
    02-21-2010, 10:24 PM
  #16
Weanling
Something like these:
Derby Riding Rubber Boots - Ladies: Equus Unlimited Tack Shop - Serving equine needs since 1991

Or if you don't like rubber, there's synthetic that are pretty cheap.
Equi-Star AW Field Boot - Dover Saddlery.

I would wait til you stop growing to get a nice pair of leather tall boots. What level do you show at?
     
    02-22-2010, 10:08 AM
  #17
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by EventinginMI    
Hah, sorry about the double-post... laptop fail. =/
AllisonFinch is right, but zip-back boots, like Hoofprints In The Sand said, are a good way to go, too.
You are right, zip boots are a good decision. I keep forgetting about them. I don't own a pair and I just forgot about them in my original posts.
     
    02-22-2010, 10:19 AM
  #18
Trained
No worries :) I know that pull on's are the more traditional, and the majority like them over the zippers. Even my Coach wont use zip up's - but I personally, like them.

I used Paddock Boots and 1/2 chaps for 1 year...well, maybe not even that long. The barn I boarded at, everyone used them - so I thought why not join in, they must be using them for a reason. So I got myself a whole set up - hated them.

I hated sitting down and having to put on the paddock boots, then I had to spend the time getting the blasted 1/2 chaps on - hated that just as much. So I got rid of them.

I bought my first pair of zip up boots - Mountain Horse and was hooked from that day on.

~~~

To the OP - get a good pair of synthetic tall boots - like Saxon Equileather, or go to www.tacktrader.com and look for used boots, or even ebay.
     
    02-22-2010, 12:32 PM
  #19
Super Moderator
I use the half chaps on an almost daily basis. I live in NC and it can get preety dang hot in the summer. I am able to take the leggings off between riding to let me legs "air" out. Otherwise, I get the prickly heat itchies on my legs.
     
    02-22-2010, 07:02 PM
  #20
Trained
Lol, I cheat over the summer - instead of wearing regular riding tights *I prefer tights over breeches..hate how the button and zipper makes me feel restricted* I wear exercise tights, that you get from walmart.

You know - those thin cotton leggings that have become quite popular again - the style we wore in the 80's? Yep - that's what I wear! I bought a whole pile of them from Walmart this fall, $2.00 each.

I got a bunch of black, brown, grey and navy blue - I even got a hot pink..lol, and a bright blue...lol. Wonder if I could wear those Hunting? ROFL.
     

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