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    03-24-2013, 08:43 PM
  #1
Weanling
Mountain Horse Junior Venice Zip Field boot?

I'm looking to get some field boots and I have come across the Mountain Horse Junior Venice Zip Field boot. I really like how they come with two insoles, because I am still growing and can keep them while I grow. They calf sizes will also fit me well! Has anyone had any experiences with these? What do you think about them? Thanks!
     
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    03-24-2013, 08:50 PM
  #2
Yearling
I have a few friends who ride in Mountain Horse boots and love them. I've never used them, but I hear they are super durable and have a reasonable 'drop' rate unlike the Ariats which tend to drop a lot.

Have you thought about TredStep Donatello's? They are amazing and have the best reviews on SmartPak for tall boots. I ride in them several times a week and love them so much! Was actually admiring them earlier, lol, how nice they look despite how much they have been used:

http://www.smartpakequine.com/tredst...oot-9485p.aspx

If you have the money, I would definitely go TredStep over Mountain Horse.
     
    03-24-2013, 08:55 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
I have a few friends who ride in Mountain Horse boots and love them. I've never used them, but I hear they are super durable and have a reasonable 'drop' rate unlike the Ariats which tend to drop a lot.

Have you thought about TredStep Donatello's? They are amazing and have the best reviews on SmartPak for tall boots. I ride in them several times a week and love them so much! Was actually admiring them earlier, lol, how nice they look despite how much they have been used:

Tredstep Donatello Field Boot - Field Boots from SmartPak Equine

If you have the money, I would definitely go TredStep over Mountain Horse.
I have looked into the Tredstep Donatellos, but I am still growing and I would prefer not to pay $300 every few months because I grow out of them.
     
    03-24-2013, 09:01 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LikeaTB    
I have looked into the Tredstep Donatellos, but I am still growing and I would prefer not to pay $300 every few months because I grow out of them.
Understandable. I think you'll be super happy with the Mountain Horses. I was going to get them before I found the TredSteps. They have pretty good ratings too:

http://www.smartpakequine.com/mounta...oot-9652p.aspx

Just make sure you get some boot trees and always use them! :)
     
    03-24-2013, 09:06 PM
  #5
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
Understandable. I think you'll be super happy with the Mountain Horses. I was going to get them before I found the TredSteps. They have pretty good ratings too:

Mountain Horse Venice Ladies Field Boot - Field Boots from SmartPak Equine

Just make sure you get some boot trees and always use them! :)
Thanks! I was also looking at the Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field boot, how are those? I was looking around on Ebay to see if I could find a good deal on them.
     
    03-24-2013, 09:09 PM
  #6
Weanling
I LOVE my mountain horses! Before I got them I was riding in short boots and half chaps and I was replacing the boots every 4-5 months and the half chaps every 6 months. I've had my mountain horses for 6 months and they still look brand new when I clean them up! And they also wear in really quickly and nicely! I bought mine a week before a show and they were perfectly worn in for the show. Also, if they are a bit to tall for you, you can get heel risers(I think that's what they are called) and put them and when you grow into them a little you can take out the heel risers. I have the heel risers in mine because I'm a bit *ahem* 'vertically challenged' :)
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    03-24-2013, 09:15 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LikeaTB    
Thanks! I was also looking at the Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field boot, how are those? I was looking around on Ebay to see if I could find a good deal on them.
Nope. Anything low priced Ariat is trouble, hell, even the super expensive Monaco's are notorious for zippers breaking. The older Monaco's didn't have this problem... but Ariat probably switched their manufacturing process around to save money and quality has been suffering last few years.

I'm not familiar with the Heritage Contour line, but I know the regular Heritage line which I think they replaced with the Contours, the leather wasn't very supple and took a while to break in. Maybe that has changed with the Contour, I don't know... but the notorious problem of Ariat zippers breaking and the cost to get them replaced is enough to scare me away. :)

Edit:

Don't forget to get boots that are a tad bit too tall! They will drop and you want to take that into consideration. I almost made the mistake of getting regular height, then tried on a friends pair and found out I needed tall! Yikes, especially since I was buying off eBay as well.
     
    03-24-2013, 09:20 PM
  #8
Weanling
Thanks everyone! I'm having trouble finding a tall boot that would be slim enough for me...my calf at the widest part is in the lower 12" and my height is right aorunf 17". Any suggestions?
     

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