Half Chaps and eventing - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Eventing

Half Chaps and eventing

This is a discussion on Half Chaps and eventing within the Eventing forums, part of the English Riding category
  • Best tall boots for eventing
  • Breed leggings and half chaps on ebay

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-21-2010, 07:33 PM
Green Broke
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!
Sponsored Links
    02-21-2010, 07:55 PM
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, 08:42 PM
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, 08:59 PM
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, 09:18 PM
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, 09:24 PM
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, 09:08 AM
Super Moderator
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, 09:19 AM
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, 11:32 AM
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, 06:02 PM
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.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Half Chaps TheRoughrider21 Dressage 11 12-26-2009 11:37 AM
Half-Chaps? amightytarzan5 Horse Tack and Equipment 8 08-03-2009 08:51 PM
Half-Chaps Whipple Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 07-10-2009 11:54 PM
Half chaps? (not sure where to put this) Lucara Horse Tack and Equipment 5 02-03-2009 03:21 PM
conditioning half chaps upnover Horse Tack and Equipment 2 04-03-2008 10:40 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0