I am going to go against the grain, and shout MOUNTAIN HORSE BOOTS!!!
I know some have had bad luck with them, but I have had nothing but great experiences, and still having great experiences.
I have quite a few pair, that I have somehow accumulated over the years. Still unsure how I obtained so many, but yet - there they are.
I know that the first pair were "Hand Me Down's" by my MIL. She used them for 2 years and then decided it was time to open up a brand new pair. She was going to just toss them but I took them instead.
I have been wearing them for quite some time, 1 - 2 years? Unsure the exact, but I do have to say that they are STILL holding strong. No rips. No tears, no damage. So seams coming apart or anything else you can think of.
These are a tad big on me, big where I can just pull them on and off without having to use the zipper. My MIL has a very large calf, and I do not, so that is why they are larger on me. But they are great.
I use them for anything to be honest.
I also have a pair of their Dressage Boots. I know I recieved these for a gift. Xmas or Birthday, cannot remember. These only come out for shows. So they still look brand new.
And I have 2 pairs of their winter boots, the RimFrosts.
Now I do know that these boots come in a wide calf, and an even wider calf.
What I really, really, really, really want - are a pair of the Richmond Field Boot
Like - DA ROOL!
The Mountain Horse Boot on the most part, are strong, hearty, very strong zippers. I have yet to have the zippers on mine break.
I love them! I wont use anything else but!