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post #1 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Boots

I am looking to purchase new boots for barn work and riding. I am fairly new to the horse world and would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks!
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 03:50 PM
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Western or English?

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post #3 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 03:53 PM
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I bought a pair of Durango Rebel square toe pull on work boots about 4-5 months ago and they have been the most comfortable boots I have ever had. Then to top it off they are waterproof and I have waded creeks in them many times as well as all the mud we have had this winter. Great boots!
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post #4 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 04:11 PM
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I love these boots by Ariat. They are basically a hiking boot with a heel. I got them originally because if you need to get off your horse while out riding you'll want a comfortable boot to walk in. I've had my first pair for years and can't seem to wear them out! Worn them all over riding and hiking--they are also waterproof--I tested it. My sis bought me a new pair for Christmas so I'm good to go for years more. :)

https://www.statelinetack.com/item/a...-boots/E005505 075 TAU/?srccode=GPSLTB&msclkid=35ddc0785cb21cf6b7a59cd
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post #5 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 05:02 PM
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I have a pair of the Big Bass Anderson Bean boots and love the looks of them but they don't hold up to riding/being at the barn every day. They'd be better off as a nice pair of boots. Before these I had Ferrini's and I loved them! They lasted quite a while and they're really cheap!
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post #6 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 08:56 PM
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Paddock boots, I like Dublins. For tall boots, Ariats. I use runners any other time, just get a pair that have a water resistant outer, not mesh.
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post #7 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 09:07 PM
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I have found it much the best to have two pair of boots, one for cleaning and the other for riding. Otherwise I trash my riding boots right away.

I like Mucks for cleaning and Ariat Terrains for riding. I ride english trail. If I rode western I'd probably wear the same though.
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post #8 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 09:54 PM
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What type of riding are you doing at the moment?

Like Avna, I also use two different pairs of boots. I like to have one pair of waterproof muck/rain boots for barn work and switch into another pair of boots for riding. Ariat paddock riding boots such as the Terrains or heritage are a good brand for both quality and comfort.
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post #9 of 21 Old 04-04-2019, 10:55 PM
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I always wear packers unless I am just hiking then I wear Kennetrek Mountain Extreme but for riding and general work lace up packers are great. Wesco, White's, Boulet, Nick's, Hathorn etc.

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post #10 of 21 Old 07-27-2019, 09:56 PM
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I swear by Ariat. My last pair of boots where Dublins that lasted only a few months but I have had my Ariats for over a year and they show no sign of breaking!
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