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post #21 of 25 Old 06-07-2011, 07:14 AM
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(sigh) Cannot afford another pair of Ariats...

Do tall rubber boots also make your leg feel more stable and secure? Any brand with good synthetic or rubber boots that someone could recommend me?
I got my pair on consignment brand new (Mt Horse dressage boots). So may be something to look into.

I tried rubber boots, but they are much worse than paddock boots IMHO (my ankle moves way too much there).

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post #22 of 25 Old 06-07-2011, 10:13 AM
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Wearing your tall boots and getting them wet is actually the best way to break them in, as long as you condition them afterwards. My last pair of tall boots I broke in during the course of a day. I wore them all day, made sure to get them wet, and then at the end of the day, conditioned them. I have a friend that showered in hers and then conditioned them. They fell like a second skin.
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Wearing your tall boots and getting them wet is actually the best way to break them in, as long as you condition them afterwards. My last pair of tall boots I broke in during the course of a day. I wore them all day, made sure to get them wet, and then at the end of the day, conditioned them. I have a friend that showered in hers and then conditioned them. They fell like a second skin.
Ooh so you condition them after... ok I see. I guess you only kill the leather if you continually don't take care of them after they get wet. Thanks for the info.

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I got my pair on consignment brand new (Mt Horse dressage boots). So may be something to look into.

I should be going to a tack shop this summer who sells consignment tack and riding apparel, so hopefully I'll find something my size in there.

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Ooh so you condition them after... ok I see. I guess you only kill the leather if you continually don't take care of them after they get wet. Thanks for the info.

No problem. You gotta wear them and take care of them regularly, that way they feel like butter on your legs and last a long time. My trainer has had the same pair of boots for 15 years, you just have to take care of them.
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