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post #1 of 4 Old 10-05-2008, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Tall boots or gaiters?

I am old enough to compete in tall boots or gaiters now and am wondering which you think is better. I have finnished growing so I may as well buy something good quality. What brands are best and if you buy gaiters can I just wear ordinary jodphurs under them or do I need breeches? Any advise would be good I'm pretty clueless.

Oh and I do pony club gymkhanas, local shows, dressage and showjumping if that makes a difference.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-06-2008, 05:49 AM
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I have Ariat paddock boot and gaiters and tall boots. My boots and gaiters have lasted me over 5 years now and still polish up beautifully, when I do. I was so pleased I bought some Challenge Field boots from Ariat about 2 years ago and they too are wearing soooo well. Took me about 1/2 an hour of riding to break them in, beautiful leather on them.

I recommend them for quality, keep an eye out for sales, they tend to be a little pricey here in Oz, I bought mine overseas for way cheaper.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-06-2008, 05:57 AM
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I use Devon-Aire tall field boots, they are very nice! & not overpriced.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-07-2008, 12:55 PM
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I am going to buy some soon also :)
I am nearly definate that i want gaiters seeing as they have that little extra give, most people have treadstep ireland ones :)

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