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post #1 of 11 Old 07-22-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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New Roma's or used Eskadron's?

It's about time for some new schooling boots, as mine are like....

So, I can't spend a ton of money, and I noticed the Roma boots. They're a good price, but I worry about that low of a price. Do they last?

I was looking around on eBay, and I can get some lightly used Eskadron boots, for around the same price.

I tend to look at brand names first, and you could probably call me a mild tack snob. I'm just definitely not opposed to buying used things, if they're still in good condition, for a lower price.

What would you say would be the best route?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-22-2011, 03:57 PM
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Are you talking about splint boots? Do you look for some with fleece?

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I had roma open front boots, the held up really well. To clean them I would just hose them off. Not a bad investment. Defiantly better than nothing.
I don't recommend getting them in black though after a few weeks they start to fade.
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I have white Roma open front boots and they have lasted for awhile. I purchased them used and it's been about a year since I've had them and they're still doing well. It's easy to clean them, just hose them off, and they stand up to daily use.
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Are you talking about splint boots? Do you look for some with fleece?
Yes, splint boots. I should have verified. I like the look of fleece, but I worry about heat. I own a pair of fleece lined galloping boots, but they trapped heat quite a bit, so they retired to the winter equipment. So if you know of some with lightweight, breathable fleece, do tell.

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i had roma open front boots, the held up really well. To clean them I would just hose them off. Not a bad investment. Defiantly better than nothing.
I don't recommend getting them in black though after a few weeks they start to fade.
Good to know about the black. I've always bought black, but I figured, if they're just schooling boots I might as well go a little crazy with more bright colors.

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Yes, splint boots. I should have verified. I like the look of fleece, but I worry about heat. I own a pair of fleece galloping boots, but they trapped heat quite a bit. So if you know of some with lightweight, breathable fleece, do tell.
May I ask why you want to go with fleece? Just because of the look? Not critiquing or disagreeing, just curious.

IMHO fleece is too hot (unfortunately I've never heard about breathable one) and not that easy to keep clean. I myself use Woof brushing boots (really like those velcros and the look).

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May I ask why you want to go with fleece? Just because of the look? Not critiquing or disagreeing, just curious.

IMHO fleece is too hot (unfortunately I've never heard about breathable one) and not that easy to keep clean. I myself use Woof brushing boots (really like those velcros and the look).

My gelding has an old scar that portrudes out a little bit on one of his legs, and most neoprene like linings will rub the area that sticks out. Fleece is kinder on it and doesn't rub. But, usually, once the neoprene breaks in and softens out a little bit, it's not as bad, as long as it's not too long of a ride.

I agree about the heat. They do get extremely hot. But, some neoprenes are different. My SMB's rub, but I have a different neoprene lined boot, that doesn't and he's completely fine with them.

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Try using baby powder with the neoprene boots, that should help. I use Baby Powder with my boots.

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My gelding has an old scar that portrudes out a little bit on one of his legs, and most neoprene like linings will rub the area that sticks out. Fleece is kinder on it and doesn't rub.
Ooo. I see. Yes, that's a good reason.

If you don't ride for several hours I don't see too big of deal about the heat.

This one looks pretty neat (and not very bulky): Euro Pro Heidi Galloping Horse Boots < Galloping and Cross Country Boots < Horse Boots|Dover Saddlery.

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