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    10-20-2008, 12:01 AM
Muckboots? Anyone have them...

I need new boots really bad! I paid 160+ for ariat boots and all the products to keep them lasting long, everyone told me they would last
3-5+ years well lets say they lasted 2 1/2....
I've heard good things about the Muckboots but I heard good things about ariat and wasnt impressed. So does anyone have them, good for riding? What about jumping? Did they last long. I will probably just ride in them and not do barn work. Or should I just buy another pair of padock boots.
I do have a nice pair of ovation tall boots that I bought from a friend ($150) but my calf is an inch to big :(
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    10-20-2008, 12:22 AM
Green Broke
My husband has the Brit Riders and they are VERY warm, and a bit bulky. Quick Links

I have a pair of the chore boots, but I don't ride in them. They do have a heel, so you probably could. They are also VERY warm.
The Chore™ Boot - 12" All Conditions Work Boot Mid-Cut at, your online boot and shoe store

Ariats have gone down in quality unfortunately...

For traditional boots, I would recommend Mountain Horse and Blundstone. Both are great brands. I have Moutain Horse boots and really like them. I ride and do chores in them. They really wear well. A friend of mine swears by Blundstone boots. Whenever my MH boots wear out, I'll be getting a pair.
    10-20-2008, 12:30 AM
How long has your MH lasted so far? Were they easy to break in? My ariats were hell to break in I had a blister on the bottom of my foot that was an inch high and inch wide! It was horrible, the soles wore out like the first week and I had to buy new ones!
    10-20-2008, 02:10 AM
Green Broke
My MH's have lasted about 3 years so far, and they look great still! I have pull on Jod boots. There was virtually no break in time...

I can't find the style I have for sale in the US anymore. Here they are on a UK site:
Frogpool Manor Saddlery - Mountain Horse Protective Jodhpur Boot
I bought two pair when they went on clearance on equestrian collections. I wish the US distributor would carry them again!
    10-20-2008, 01:30 PM
I can't offer anything particularly useful, but I ride in a pair of £20 mucker boots from Countrywide. Admittedly they haven't taken a heavy duty battering, riding twice a week for a few months, but they're so comfy, and they're fleece lined, and who cares if they don't look as pretty as shiny jodhpur boots! They were only £20, as I said, and I basically bought them on the premise that I didn't know if I was going to stick with riding or not, so there was no point in spending much money, and I might as well be super-comfortable instead of super-good-looking.
    10-20-2008, 03:52 PM
Originally Posted by travlingypsy    
How long has your MH lasted so far? Were they easy to break in? My ariats were hell to break in I had a blister on the bottom of my foot that was an inch high and inch wide! It was horrible, the soles wore out like the first week and I had to buy new ones!
Goodness gracious girl what in world did you do in them to wear them out the first week!

My Ariat ropers have lasted me about 6 or 7 years. It's true that I only use them for doing light work around the barn and for everyday riding but the soles are still in excellent condition even if the leather is all marked and scuffed.

I use pull on muck type boots purchased from Tractor Supply that I use every morning to feed and muck the paddock. I'm on my second pair in 5 years and cost me about $35.00.

Just to run out to the barn during the day or go anywhere when it rains, I use a pair of Ducks that I got at Sam's Club for $25.00 (LL Bean has them too for a lot more)
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    10-20-2008, 04:09 PM
I hardly did anything, I just worked around the barn. I don't remember if that was the time I had gypsy or not so might have been riding once a week. I don't think you guys understand how bad my boots are heres a pic. Warning this may shock you....
And I even treated the leather so I don't know why it cracked like that. I did not over treat it either.
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    10-20-2008, 10:03 PM
Quick Links I have the Brit Middies---great for winter as they are warm and they are waterproof so great for spring and fall mud. They have a riding heel as well.
    10-21-2008, 06:01 PM
Green Broke
Ariats are NOT as good as they used to be. The pair I bought in the 90s lasted a good 4-5 years of daily use/riding, including baths. The pair I bought in 2004 barely lasted one year... And I have heard the same from many MANY people, so I don't think it's just a fluke.

I still buy Arait casual shoes and western boots for "pimpin'" lol, but I won't buy them for riding anymore.
    10-21-2008, 06:24 PM
I have a pair of Ariat endurance shoes I've had for several years. I wear them to ride only so I suspect they will last a long time. I just bought a pair of Muck daily chore garden shoes about a week ago. So far they are very comfy and I'm sure will be great for going out on those rainy days to do chores. I use a cheapy rubber pull on boot to do any manure work.
I wonder if its horse urine and the leather that may have caused yours to crack so badly

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