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    06-18-2011, 02:40 PM
  #1
Foal
Unhappy Urgent Help with Tall boots

Hello everyone i'm Baz and i'm new here as well as pretty new in horse riding. I did it only for 12 hours in my whole life. And soon i'm about to start cantering.

So I decided that maybe I should invest in some riding boots. And I want to buy a tall boot. Is it advisable???

The big problem is that I have a huge foot but my calves are slim. I use size 43 europe for the shoe part, but it seems that the size 43 has a very large part of the calves and my calves will end up swimming in that. Is that advisable to use it even if the calves part of the boot is larger than my slim calves???????

Please help
     
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    06-18-2011, 03:02 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Well you could buy Tall Boots that lace up so you would have more control of the calf size, or you could buy booties and half chaps.

I do advise buying a pair of riding boots, whether they are tall boots, booties or cowboy boots LOL

Welcome to the forum!
     
    06-18-2011, 03:08 PM
  #3
Foal
Thank you a lot :)

But in my country its difficult to find one which is lace up :/ I have a very limited choice and because of the size of my foot the choice is again being limited :/

So if I have to buy the one which the calves part is larger is this advisable????? :O ??? Or it can give wrong signal to the horse????
     
    06-18-2011, 05:04 PM
  #4
Trained
Long boots can be expensive, so maybe you want to wait a while before buying. I would suggest that a pair of paddock style, or jodhpur boots and a pair of half chaps would be your best bet. That would allow you to buy boots that fit your feet well, and then half chaps that fit your calves, and you will be more comfortable.

I only ever wear long boots for showing, I school in short boots and half chaps.
     
    06-18-2011, 05:12 PM
  #5
Foal
How is half chaps useful?????? :O ??? Please explain me
     
    06-18-2011, 05:27 PM
  #6
Trained
Because in effect they are like a boot.



See short boot and half chap, it gives you everything you need for day to day riding, it's cheaper, easier to get the right fit, just a better choice.
     
    06-18-2011, 05:37 PM
  #7
Weanling
I'd go with the half chap, especially if you're new and not planning on showing any time soon.

I have half chaps, and they fit quite snugly to your calves because they're elasticated at the back.
     
    06-18-2011, 06:28 PM
  #8
Green Broke
If you really want the tall boots and the calves are a bit big and you don't mind, It is fine and wont send the wrong signal to the horse :)
     
    06-19-2011, 12:42 AM
  #9
Foal
Okay thanks a lot guys :) i'll try the option of chaps but if I still don't get my shoe size then maybe i'll go with the tall boots :)

Thanks a lot
     
    06-19-2011, 12:49 AM
  #10
Super Moderator
Baz,

I love half chaps with paddock boots. In Mauritius can you get catalogue purchases? Such as from Dover ? (please forgive me, I don't know where Mauritius is. I am so ignorant!)

Another option is to buy tall boots to fit your foot, then hire a skilled leather worker to cut a notch in the calf portion and resew it to make it smaller , like tailoring a suit or dress to fit. It may not look perfect, though, if the tailor must remove a lot.

I agree that since you are new to riding, it is better to get paddock boots and half chaps for the first year or two. Then spend the money for tall boots.

Good luck and welcome to the forum!

(PS I have the opposite problem; I have a relatively short leg but FAT calves!)
     

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