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post #21 of 26 Old 01-13-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I decided to just ride in them and they have broken in nicely. My trainer says that they are a little too tallfor me and that is my they are weird to wear. I got some rising wedges and they helped a ton!

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post #22 of 26 Old 01-17-2010, 02:45 AM
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So dress boots are harder to break in than field boots? I got a pair of dress boots today, as they are the only pair of tall boots I've found that fit ok (and they were 70% off). I didn't know if there was any difference between dress boots and field boots besides the laces.
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post #23 of 26 Old 01-17-2010, 07:14 PM
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I am new to tall boots... i got a pair at a consignment store but they are not broken in yet.they had only been prob once..and i have only worn them once.. what do yall mean by the ankle must drop? does it look better in the show ring if they have dropped or something?

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post #24 of 26 Old 01-26-2010, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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All it really means is that the ankle should be flexible. New boots pretty much do not bend anywhere lol. You have to get them so that when you wear them they will be "normal" (For example: I walked like a penguin with mine at first, but now that they have "dropped" I can walk like a human)

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post #25 of 26 Old 02-05-2010, 01:46 AM
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I am new to tall boots... i got a pair at a consignment store but they are not broken in yet.they had only been prob once..and i have only worn them once.. what do yall mean by the ankle must drop? does it look better in the show ring if they have dropped or something?
when you first buy boots the ankles are stiff so everything is smooth. but as the ankles break in the leather gets softer and wrinkles a little. with the wrinkles they almost 'sag' a little at the ankles. you usually loose about 1/2 in to an inch of overall height once they're broken in. i have my students buy their boots just a touch too tall, by the time they break in and drop they're the perfect height.
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post #26 of 26 Old 02-08-2010, 12:27 PM
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nice boots!
sorry dont have time to read rest of relplies but when i got new boots i practically lived in them for a week and used saddle soap on them to soften them. people say not to use saddle soap if youre showing though because it dulls the colour but you can just use black polish:)

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