Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
I had rubber riding boots. They lasted me for 10 years (some of them not riding). The only problem with them....they aren't as flexible as leather, so you can not get your heels down as much. I found my position improved greatly after switching to paddock boots/half chaps for schooling.
The tall boots I have we not cheap at $300....but I do not expect to have to replace them any time soon, barring any mishaps or weight gains. It was not what I was expecting to pay when I went to go shopping for them, but it was worth the investment. It is better to spend the little bit extra and not worry about having to replace them sooner. There should be boots out there that are within your price rainge, it just might take a lot more looking.
I think I saw that Dover had some tall boots in their clearance section....??
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