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post #11 of 15 Old 01-29-2017, 07:53 PM
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I wear western boots with 18" tops to play polo in, or to school in "english" saddles. They're Olathe's. They are fairly common in polo and for schooling, but not suited for the show ring. They were a hit when I wore them to Europe, the UK, and Ire., too. My boots have now been on more good horses than I have.

If I have to jump on and do something and don't have my tall boots, I wrap polo wraps on my lower leg. So do many other riders. They protect your lower leg from the stirrup leathers, too.
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I also wear tall Olathe boots with skintight skinny jeans and I love them.

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I rode a problem horse in combat boots (because I couldn't find my riding boots), I lost a stirrup, couldn't get my foot back in, and got bucked off and landed on my butt.

I'd ride in western boots.

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i'd say it depends upon the stirrups.

if you ride in something like the ezcare stirrups with a cage you can probably wear those boots just fine. i wear my keen hiking boots when i use my wife's saddle with english style leathers and the ez care ultimate stirrups. the ez cares do have an aggressive tread in the foot bed but hasn't seemed to be an issue yet for me. they aren't going to be for showing but for just riding they would do

my regular cushioned abetta stirrups i wear a round/pointed tow cowboy boot as that makes it super easy to pick up my stirrup again after i drop them
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Your boot or foot wear,should easily come out of the stirrups
I trail ride in foot wear i do not ride in, when just riding around home or at shows
I have trail ridden with hiking boots,esp in late fall, out in the mountains, but I also change to extra wide stirrups.
There are times I have to get off and walk, and for that I need boots with traction,plus some i can wear extra socks with
I use my English boots when riding English, as I also find other wise my legs get rubbed.
I keep western riding boots in the barn, to put on when I ride, as I hate walking with them for any distance, thus wearing runners for chores.
I was asked at one show, if I was making a new fashion statement, by I trainer i know.It was a very rainy weekend, and we had to warm up for trail outside.I thus put spurs on my rubber boots, to warm up, and to keep my show boots clean
Agree those combat boots have too much tread
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