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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 16, 2006

    Default Dress Boot Recommendations!

    I apologize in advance for yet another dress boot thread! But I am a convert to dressage from H/J land and know nothing about dress boots! I have been showing dressage for the last few years in my Ariat Crownes, but now that my boy and I are successfully moving up the levels, I think its time to invest in a pair of dress boots.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated. I would like to keep the price under $500 and I DO NOT like super stiff. I am pretty typical in the size department, so fitting shouldn't be a problem. Also, I am not opposed to buying from overseas. I have looked a little and it seems like the prices are better there. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 24, 2010


    Quote Originally Posted by HCF View Post
    I am pretty typical in the size department, so fitting shouldn't be a problem.
    I am VERY jealous.

    Child's feet, adult's calves

    The folks at my barn who have them absolutely ADORE their Mountain Horse boots. Everyone with a pair says they are the most comfortable boots they've ever owned. They're not a fancy name, but apparently are decent quality.
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 13, 2008


    I like my Petries, but I know that they will be over your price limit.
    Ariat has nice looking dress boots (Maestro?) that are not very stiff. Maybe check those out?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug. 3, 2004
    San Francisco


    Love my Mountain Horse. comfortable the first time I wore them.
    They are coming out with the Firenze in July. A bit less expensive (~$200)
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 15, 2008


    I do like my Mountain Horse Classic Dress boots. I got them on sale for around $150 but I can't seem to find them under $200 anywhere. The first time I wore them and rode in them, they felt broken in.
    "The Horse: Friendship without envy, beauty without vanity, nobility without conceit, a willing partner, yet no slave."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 6, 2001
    Washington State


    I love my Dehners. Good quality leather, lined, not overly stiff. However, you would have to find a very good deal to keep them under $500. I think they start at about $550. I did find a very good deal after a tack swap and got them for $125. Needed new boots and wasn't really looking because I couldn't afford them. I couldn't pass up this deal.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul. 2, 2009
    Seacoast, NH

    Default Love Mtn Horse

    I love the MH dress boots. In addition, the company has great customer service. An older pair had a faulty elastic gusset, and MH replaced them for me with no hassle. I now have new Mountain Horse Dress boots, they look great, and are super comfortable.

    I love finding something that works!! Good luck boot shopping!
    “A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” ~Pam Brown

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