I'm going to need new boots this season, for farm work, teaching lessons and schooling. Hopefully my Bromonts will last for more formal occasions until I find a screamin' deal on another pair. Has anyone tried the Horze Parmas or Thermos? (That would be plural of THermo, not something to keep your hot chocolate in, though come to think of it that would help!)
Can't beat the price, but if they're just going to fall apart or wreck my feet/ back I'd rather pay more up front for better quality....
I have a pair of Thermos from Horze that I bought and used last year and will use again this year. This year's model appears to be a little different.
Pros: warm with a pair of SmartWool socks; really easy to clean; held up well in constant rain/mud. Cons: no ankle support; the lug soles in the model I have are not ideal for riding; the calf part is pretty thick.
IMO they seem to be a good compromise between wearing muck boots for barn chores and then changing to paddock boots for riding. The lug sole might be a deal-breaker for some.