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Tall boots/field boots 29 38.67%
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post #1 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do you prefer to ride in tall boots or 1/2 chaps? Why?

It seems like most people at my barn school in 1/2 chaps. I've been using my 1/2 chaps for a while now but I'd really like to buy a new pair of field boots (my old ones got stolen ). I just don't know if its worth it if I dont show.

Maybe it's "old-school" of me, but I like my tall boots

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post #2 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 07:36 PM
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I ride in tall boots for shows. And just my rubber longish boots for around home.
If you dont show i wouldnt bother, unless you really like the feel, i know I ride a heck of a lot better in my long boots then my around home boots
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post #3 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 08:42 PM
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I ride in paddock boots when it's dry. When it's wet I put on my colorful rubber boots from TSC.

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post #4 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 08:52 PM
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Most people in my barn ride in 1/2 chaps also. I do too but years ago when I used to ride it was tall boots all the time. So I do have tall boots and do like to wear them especially when going out on the trails. They are better protection for your legs!!
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post #5 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 09:09 PM
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I like both. They both have their positives and negatives, so I keep both around. I usually prefer my tall boots simply because my paddock boots are too small in the toe just a bit.

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post #6 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 09:12 PM
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i wear my chaps when im just training but at shows and clinics i wear my tall boots
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post #7 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 09:18 PM
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I used to school in half chaps all the time until sept. 2009, I was in california and I stopped by and picked up some tall ones for $25.. yeah, I was surprised - of course they were crap but they're OK to school in although I need thick socks to stop blisters.. They're complicated :P But in the future, I might just get some for a little less in Europe and have some family bring them so I can show in them (If I ever get a horse -_-)
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post #8 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 09:30 PM
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I like wearing half chaps in lessons and tall boots in shows.

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post #9 of 45 Old 01-22-2011, 10:10 PM
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So many variables affect what I wear. I'm picky, I guess.

Since I'm now overweight and fear seeing myself in breeches, I wear jeans and half chaps, with paddocks. Not to mention I'm no longer having to just walk across campus to get to the barn. Since I have to drive an hour to my barn, then drive an hour back (with errands thrown in) having to change or endure breeches while in public is a definite turn off.

I actually do prefer wearing tall boots and breeches, because I like feeling the same in the practice ring as I do in the show ring. But since I'm in the process of losing weight, I don't want to buy any until it's closer to my first show.
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post #10 of 45 Old 01-24-2011, 01:23 PM
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I love riding in tall boots. I also ride in half chaps sometimes, but I think riding in tall boots is the best. If you don't show, I wouldn't get tall boots. But if you really like them and feel comfortable in them..then I say wear them.
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