Open Front Boots in Hunters - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 872
• Horses: 3
Open Front Boots in Hunters

So I heard that you can use open front boots in Hunters. I know it isn't really wanted, but you can. One of my friends said that the boots have to be black though. These are the boots I am looking at:

Classic Open Front Leather Boots - Dover Saddlery.

And maybe getting these too:

Classic Open Front Leather Boots - Dover Saddlery.

I would use them for whatever type of jumping we did, though our main focus will be hunters and eq.

So are boots aloud? If so, what color boots?

You can never take a Thoroughbred away from a horse crazy girl.
eventerwannabe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 06:52 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,289
• Horses: 0
Back in the day, boots were allowed in eq; but not in the hunters. The logic being that hunters are judged on quality of movement, and a good hunter should not need boots. Since eq is judged on the rider, putting equipment on the horse that advertises they have a movement fault is not a problem. Many different types/colors/styles of boots are permissable in jumpers.

However, you need to check the USEF rule book or someone with knowledge of the circuit you'll be competing in. I'm not sure you're getting good info from your current sources.

The boots you linked to would be suitable. Leather, plain and unobtrusive. Good choice.

Last edited by maura; 12-08-2009 at 06:54 AM.
maura is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 08:39 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Posts: 1,903
• Horses: 3
Everything Maura said is correct :)

Just want to add the the boots don't have to be black - they should actually match your tack (if you can find some that do). If you wrap with polos for an eq. Class, THEN you use black.

-Melanie
Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina
My Beau is offline  
post #4 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 08:43 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 432
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by eventerwannabe View Post
So I heard that you can use open front boots in Hunters. I know it isn't really wanted, but you can. One of my friends said that the boots have to be black though. These are the boots I am looking at:

Classic Open Front Leather Boots - Dover Saddlery.

And maybe getting these too:

Classic Open Front Leather Boots - Dover Saddlery.

I would use them for whatever type of jumping we did, though our main focus will be hunters and eq.

So are boots aloud? If so, what color boots?

Boots are not allowed in any hunter show. I've only seen them in the medal classes and jumpers. I compete on the USEF circuit and we never had a rule or any accommodation to show with boots in the hunter arena. ONLY thing is bell boots, depending on the condition on the footing.

The horse is God's gift to mankind.
~Arabian Proverb~
Parfait L'amour-Jumper; Rubincon- (oldenburg) Hunter
htrjmpr4 is offline  
post #5 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 11:23 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,199
• Horses: 2
No bell boots, no boots, no polos. You aren't allowed any leg wear at all regardless of the foodting or ground you are showing on. Once you head into jumper classes, your possibilities are practically unlimited, but as far as legwear in hunters, nope-nothing.

When you think about it, you shouldn't need anything. The space in the arena, the distances and the way the fences are build are all user friendly. They are made to allow you take the safest jumping course you possibly can since it's based on rider and horse movement, control and riding ability.

When in Jumpters, you are expected to change your paces throughout your course. You are expected to be cutting corners, changing your stride in between fences. You are expected to do rollbacks etc etc...

I myself would prefer it, if they allowed protective gear regardless of what you are doing but...it isn't so.
my2geldings is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
it only makes sense to not be allowed any boots in hunters, bc you really don't want to put anything on them when you go hunting.

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 12:14 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SouthEastern PA
Posts: 1,740
• Horses: 2
Even in the hunter schooling shows I wasnt allowed boots or polos. I was almost disqualified from a local schooling show because I forgot to take the polos off oopse!
sillybunny11486 is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by My2Geldings View Post
No bell boots, no boots, no polos. You aren't allowed any leg wear at all regardless of the foodting or ground you are showing on. Once you head into jumper classes, your possibilities are practically unlimited, but as far as legwear in hunters, nope-nothing.
Yepper.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 09:04 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
I really don't like this rule. I see where they get it from, but why not protect your horse? And Gypsy- I would put boots on my horse if we went hunting, it's basically going XC!

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 12-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,289
• Horses: 0
Quote:
And Gypsy- I would put boots on my horse if we went hunting, it's basically going XC!
Ummmmmm, no, it's not.

Going XC is wonderful, exhilirating and tons of fun, but it's galloping a pre-set course over manicured ground and purposefully designed fences. *NOT* like hunting.
maura is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite open front boots? jchunterjumper Horse Tack and Equipment 1 01-30-2009 08:11 PM
open front boots CiscoKidd Horse Tack and Equipment 9 01-30-2009 03:47 PM
Open Front Boots StormyBlues Horse Tack and Equipment 18 01-04-2009 09:42 PM
splint boots, open front boots, or no boots? CiscoKidd Horse Tack and Equipment 12 12-29-2008 09:23 AM
Open front boots... amightytarzan5 Horse Tack and Equipment 10 07-03-2008 07:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome