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post #1 of 19 Old 12-20-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Are these boots rideable in?

Hey guys!
I got a pair of these boots for Christmas:
Bogs Classic High Paisley - Free Shipping BOTH Ways

I've heard they are great, really warm, fit well, and keep water out.

So I'll be mucking out my horses stall and running around the barn in these and I was wondering if anyone knows if they are rideable in?

I've always been told not to ride in anything that doesn't have a heel and these look like they have a slight dip in them, does anyone know/ have experience with these?
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post #2 of 19 Old 12-20-2010, 05:50 PM
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From what I know, at least a 1" heel is recommended, and it should be a definite heel. Not a molded bottom. The purpose is to keep your foot from slipping thru the stirrup.

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post #3 of 19 Old 12-20-2010, 06:23 PM
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i've ridden in muck boots ( pictured here) before, which have more a heel than the ones you posted. but i personally found them a bit too clunky ( for lack of a better word) to be comfortable while riding. I also found that with all the work i did, they were relativly dirty by the time i got around to riding, which resulted in the mud being transfered to my saddle & stirrups lol
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I occasionally hop on bareback or in a bareback pad in muck boots, but I would never go out to ride in them because of the possibility of a foot slipping through the stirrup.
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post #5 of 19 Old 12-20-2010, 06:26 PM
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I would be very uncomfortable riding in a saddle with those. It would be all too easy to get a foot stuck in a bad situation. For bareback, though, I'm sure they would be fine.
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I agree. I don't think they would be except able with riding in stirrups it would be too easy to slide threw and we wouldn't' want that to happen to you!
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Agree with the heel and you should also have a smooth sole so it does not stick to your stirups.
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post #8 of 19 Old 12-20-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty guys! :) I'll save them for bareback!
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post #9 of 19 Old 12-20-2010, 08:24 PM
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Bareback is great for messing with footwear. Once, when it was really hot, a friend rode her horse bareback without shoes at all!

Edit: On her feet, I dunno about the horse lol.

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post #10 of 19 Old 12-21-2010, 05:02 PM
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If you have break-away stirrups you're fine either way...or if you're doing no-stirrup work :)

The concern is your foot slipping all the way through and getting stuck

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