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post #1 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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English boots

Ok, my daughter has chosen to not ride western any more and is learning to ride English and taking Jumping instructions.

I keep forgetting to ask her instructor about boots.

What are folks wearing now?

I have plain black leather boots (from when I rode Dressage MANY years ago), but I see LOTS of the laced field boots kicking around.

I want to get my daughter some decent boots for her birthday, but I want to get the right style.

Suggestions?????
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 04:00 PM
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I wear leather paddock boots from the local tack shop. The brand is called Tuff Rider. I also wear half chaps (some people call them chapettes.)

You can also get synthetic boots for less $ than leather, and you don't have to get half chaps. People regularly wear half chaps when they don't have jodhpurs or breeches and they wear the half chaps over their jeans for protection. I do have jodhpurs though, and I just mostly wear the half chaps for comfort.

Usually if you are under 18 you wear jodhpurs and paddock boots, and if you are over 18 years old you wear breeches and long leather (or synthetic) boots but it doesn't really matter in my opinion.

You can also get a recommendation from a tack shop if you have one nearby, although I must warn you, the people who work at a tack shop regularly try to get you to pay more or get more than really needed. Although sometimes they can be really helpful. :)

You can also shop online, but you must know your daughter's foot size because it isn't safe if they don't fit right. A good way to break boots in is to put a hockey puck in both of the boots, and leave it in for several hours and when you take them out they should be broken in pretty well.

BTW my boots were about $100 and my half chaps were about $30.

Here are my recommendations:
Ladies' Ariat Cobalt-XR Devon Pro Paddock Boots - Dover Saddlery

http://www.doversaddlery.com/dublin-...35533/cn/1934/

Victory Canter English Tack & Apparel - Youth Apparel - Breeches - Pull On Jods - Tuff Rider Youth Cotton Embroidered Pull On Jodhpur
(Lol, I love the jodhpurs, they have little horses on the back! This is the pair I have!)


I hope I helped! Good luck boot shopping! :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 04:04 PM
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Wow, I didn't notice it was sooo long! Sorry!
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 04:27 PM
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I usually wear tall field boots. :) Or you can wear shorter boots, but with half-chaps if you want that look.
Mine are Devon-Aire field boots, I got them from Dover Saddlery. :)

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 05:01 PM
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A pair of paddock boots and half chaps will work just fine.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 06:28 PM
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Generally the paddock boot and half chap route is cheaper. But if money is not an issue then go for plain black leather boots. And secretly lean her towards dressage....
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I don't like the h/j lace ones, and if you buy those and then she decides "yay dressage!" they are going to look out of place, but with the plain black ones you can basically put her in any ring and it'll look fine.
Good luck! (And remember to get some subliminal messaging into her while she's asleep!! "Dressage is fun, you like dressage"... :P)
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Haha anabel! Lol...quote "Dressage is fun, you like dressage"
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Generally the paddock boot and half chap route is cheaper. But if money is not an issue then go for plain black leather boots. And secretly lean her towards dressage....
>.>
<.<
I don't like the h/j lace ones, and if you buy those and then she decides "yay dressage!" they are going to look out of place, but with the plain black ones you can basically put her in any ring and it'll look fine.
Good luck! (And remember to get some subliminal messaging into her while she's asleep!! "Dressage is fun, you like dressage"... :P)
LOL! Maybe eventually she will do both. Right now all she wants to do is try jumping. Her trainer said in a few weeks she will be ready to start some small cross poles. We'll see what she thinks after that
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-24-2009, 09:47 PM
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OMG I love, love, love jumping!
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