It's hopeless!!! My legs are dumb!!! - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: How tall are your calves?
short like mine 14" 1 20.00%
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16" 1 20.00%
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post #1 of 8 Old 06-30-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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It's hopeless!!! My legs are dumb!!!

Hello everyone, as you can probably tell I'm fuming with anger! Last year I started showing HUS with my horse Smokey. I bought my first pair of tall boots ever and they didn't fit! Your probably like yea that happens all the time. But what I mean is that I couldn't even slide them on mid-calf! So I returned them to the company...and I purchased a different pair which were Extra-Wide size (16" round at mid calf). They fit a little snug around once i got them on but the fit was comfortable, except for that come time to get them off I had to call my mom over and have her pull them off with all her might! It was quite the spectacle mind addition to that dillema they were WAY to tall for me. so they scrunched a lot and it looked just mental. The boots were and extra wide size 8, which is a little big for me but I thought I'd try it out because one pair of shoes i have is an 8, and they were 18" tall. I measured my leg and they are about 14" to 14 1/2 inches from the bottom of my heel to the back of my knee! so they were about 4" too tall and a little to tight so I sent those back too. Since then I have been searching and searching for the boot with the perfect fit but to no avail. I'm about at my wits end and about to give up showing English! So if anyone has any suggestions that could be of any help PLEASE HELP ME! It would bevery much appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 12:39 AM
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Haha I hear you! I'm not a big girl, but I'm an extra wide calf and an extra short height... not a good combo for tall boots, let me tell you!! Best of luck finding a good pair!

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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i'm not big either i'm 5'1, with medium build, but my legs are soo god awfully short it's weird!
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 05:40 AM
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Ground to back of knee - 19".
Around fattest part of calf when relaxed - 13".

However, none of the jodhpur boots in the shop fitted. There were two pairs of tall boots - semi-comfy rubber ones which I nearly bought, beautiful beautiful brown suede ones that were so comfy and Ģ100 ...

In the end I went with a a pair of incredibly comfy fleece-lined mucker boots <3 And they were only Ģ22!

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 08:16 AM
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wow, im also 19"-13"
i used to have a HARD time finding jeans to fit, well still do but then it was harder, because i practised soccer for a long time ! you get some calf muscles of that i can tell you so jeans that fit my thighs normally didnīt fit mu calves :roll:
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 11:56 AM
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YAY! Another person from MN!

I have horribly chubby legs, my calves and ankles will be a hassle to try and get English boots for, but I will cross that bridge when I come to it. Cant you find a pair of boots that are comfy for your feet, and take them to like a shoe repair shop to have like the calf portion of the boot widened, and possibly shortened?

My instructor tells me that one of her other students has that very same problem, she takes her boots somewhere to have an insert put into the back of her boots to widen them out. I'll have to see which place she's talking about.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 12:00 PM
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I use to despair everytime that it came to getting a new pair of boots. I'm short legged, wide calves too. I eventually came across this website.

They're not cheap, but they're fantastic! I've bought twice from them now.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-01-2008, 07:00 PM
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Have you considered getting some quality half chaps instead of tall boots? I have a pair of Tredsteps ( that are smooth leather and fit perfectly. Instead of just choosing "s, m, l,", etc you pick exactly your height and width combination! My size is a 14/17. I buy them an inch longer then I need because they do fall about an inch as they break in.

If you really need tall boots you could look into customs, but they're going to run around $800 or so! (for the basic cheaper models)

Or... my tall boots were a little too snug when I bought them so I took them to a shoe repair place and got them "stretched". (no, does not affect the look or structure of your boots in any way) It's only like, maybe1/4 in? But it was only like, $20. And now they only need a "firm tug" to slip on and don't cut of the circulation to my feet!
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