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post #1 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 02:27 PM
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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...

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 04:37 PM
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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!

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 09:14 PM
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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?
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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sure, i'll take one tomorrow

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-28-2009, 08:30 AM
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I'm not much of a help on this but I like the Roma's because they look fuzzy! :)
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-28-2009, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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here are some pictures:








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post #9 of 10 Old 01-28-2009, 01:41 PM
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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.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-30-2009, 03:47 PM
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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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