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    02-22-2010, 10:28 PM
  #21
Green Broke
Omg Kim that is SUCH a good idea!!!
     
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    02-22-2010, 11:04 PM
  #22
Trained
And Cheap!!!
     
    02-23-2010, 09:01 PM
  #23
Weanling
I cringe at the thought of tall boots on XC!!!

I always ride in short boots/paddock boots with zips on the front and gaiters/leather leggings. In australia most people that event wear the short boots and gaiters for the reason of if they stack it and brake their leg they can get the gear off easier. I don't use long boots unless at home and the ground is mush!
     
    02-23-2010, 09:05 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Just curious, other than medical reasons, why do people hate the thought of tall boots on XC? I've always worn tall boots on XC. I recently got a pair of zips that I will be wearing from now on but my old ones are fine for practice and they don't have a zip...
     
    02-23-2010, 09:17 PM
  #25
Weanling
I used to wear long rubber boots for everything coz they where cheap and easy, but when I started doing higher level jumping I found that the long boots were restricting the movement of my ankle and that it hurt to have the stirrups shorter and push my heels down for a better position over the jump.

That and I have skinny ankles and tall boots jut don't fit well
     
    02-23-2010, 09:42 PM
  #26
Trained
Tall boots for XC are the only permitted way in North America - you cannot ride any sanctioned event without them.

Every Mid to Upper Level Eventer that I see, wear tall boots - but again, nothing else is acceptable at recognized and sanctioned events.

I grew up riding in Pony Club, and Pony Club in North America is quite strict on their traditions and regulations - and anything but tall boots are unacceptable.

You wouldn't ride at an A rated Hunter show with paddock boots and 1/2 chaps - nor should you for XC.

I understand traditions are different in different countries, but in North America, you wouldn't be caught dead at a recognized event with paddock boots and half chaps.

Traditions are traditions here, and respect for the sport is just that - respect the traditions, and stick to what is acceptable.
     
    02-23-2010, 09:46 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Hmm interesting! I have never had any problems with my tall boots. But maybe that's because I don't know any different
     
    02-23-2010, 10:04 PM
  #28
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIEventer    
Tall boots for XC are the only permitted way in North America - you cannot ride any sanctioned event without them.

Every Mid to Upper Level Eventer that I see, wear tall boots - but again, nothing else is acceptable at recognized and sanctioned events.

I grew up riding in Pony Club, and Pony Club in North America is quite strict on their traditions and regulations - and anything but tall boots are unacceptable.

You wouldn't ride at an A rated Hunter show with paddock boots and 1/2 chaps - nor should you for XC.

I understand traditions are different in different countries, but in North America, you wouldn't be caught dead at a recognized event with paddock boots and half chaps.

Traditions are traditions here, and respect for the sport is just that - respect the traditions, and stick to what is acceptable.
wow in NA I would be pretty screwed then coz tall boots r really hard to get in my size, I would need custom made ones for short legs and wide calf! I was going to get some zip ones for dressage but I would be spending over $600 for them. My gaiters where $175 and my boots where $109. The only strict rule here is that they have to be full grain leather and matching ur boots. Long boots are permitted but not many ppl wear them coz they can be a bit restricting for jumping. Well that what I think. This is pony club too, EFA is alot more free in gear checking, they are "at ur own risk" so if you wear earrings and have ur face pierced it's at ur own risk! But safety gar lilke helmets boots gaiters and body protectors r complusary.

Luv learning the differences in rules in different countries :)*
     
    02-23-2010, 10:05 PM
  #29
Weanling
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Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
hmm interesting! I have never had any problems with my tall boots. But maybe that's because I don't know any different
i ride pretty short and I push my heels past the horizontal, helps me stick the strange ways my horse jupms sometimes :)
     
    02-23-2010, 10:13 PM
  #30
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
Just curious, other than medical reasons, why do people hate the thought of tall boots on XC? I've always worn tall boots on XC. I recently got a pair of zips that I will be wearing from now on but my old ones are fine for practice and they don't have a zip...

I've broken my leg in a pair of custom boots. No zip, no buckles. I made the doctor pull my boot off when he wanted to CUT it off (over my DEAD body). He, jokingly, told me it coudn't be broken since I didn't scream when he pulled the boot off. Through clinched teeth, I told him if he wanted to hear me scream, try cutting that boot off!

I now wear three buckle field boots like these;

http://www.dehner.com/pics/largephot...boot_large.jpg

Zip boots are another good idea. I really will never wear tall solid boots on XC again.
     

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