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    01-27-2009, 01:45 PM
open front boots

Ok, so I recently decided to buy these:
The top of the boots is straight across...

Then I was searching Dover, and found these: Open-Front Boots - Dover Saddlery (wouldn't let me copy and paste a pic) anyway the dover boots have a curved top.

Do you think that the curved top makes much of a difference? As in more comfortable& allow more movement? In your opinion would it be worth it to return the ones I bought and buy the Dover open fronts?
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    01-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Green Broke
I have heard that some boots give the horse a bowed tendon if they don't have Flexi-Soft IDK if it is just Eskadorns or not...
    01-27-2009, 04:25 PM
I heard that too, and I too wasn't sure if it was just Eskadrons. I don't have the money to spend $130 for Eskadrons though.
    01-27-2009, 05:37 PM
Green Broke
haha, I think I am going to get some leather ones from Bit of Britian for mine, sorry I can't be of much help!
    01-27-2009, 10:14 PM
The first pair of open fronts I ever had were romas and I never had a problem with them - and mine didn't even have fuzzy fleece linings. I don't think it will be a problem unless the top of the boot is at the very base of the knee.

Can you put up a picture of them on your horse?
    01-27-2009, 10:55 PM
Sure, i'll take one tomorrow
    01-28-2009, 09:30 AM
I'm not much of a help on this but I like the Roma's because they look fuzzy! :)
    01-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Here are some pictures:

    01-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Great! It looks like he has enough clearance between the top of the boot and his knee to me. I think he'll be fine :] Just keep an eye out just in case though.
    01-30-2009, 04:47 PM
I have these Roma boots. I love them for schooling. I would keep them if you are still deciding. Also I have never had a problem with the plastic shell

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