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    07-22-2010, 11:20 AM

I ride English hunter jumper, I need a pair of tall boots but have never purchased any before. I don't know what kind to get, when I look I see stuff like field boot, etc. so should I get field boots? Lol. I know this is a dumb ? But I really don't know.
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    07-22-2010, 12:36 PM
Um no one can help me? Lol
    07-22-2010, 01:18 PM
Field boots (laces at the ankles) are standard for jumping because they allow you to bend your ankle more.

Dress boots (no laces) are standard for dressage and are much more stiff.

I hope this helps :)
    07-22-2010, 06:06 PM
It does : )..thank you very much!
    07-23-2010, 11:25 PM
Green Broke
Yes, if you're a hunter or a jumper you'll want field boots. Ideally you want them to be as tall as you can and still be able to bend your knees. As they break in they'll drop down almost an inch so don't buy them at the perfect height, you want them just a bit too tall to start off. You also want them pretty snug without cutting off your circulation. You shouldn't be able to stick your hands down your boots. I'd also try and buy the best quality you can afford. The difference between cheap leather and quality leather is amazing.
    07-23-2010, 11:26 PM
Green Broke
Also, make sure you try them on with the pants AND socks you'll be riding in.

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