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  1. #1
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    Default Help with boot selection

    I've been riding in paddock boots with smooth soles. Slipped really good yesterday and thought I might slip off the mounting block...so....

    I need some winter boots. I love Ariat but they are a bit pricey for me. I just ride around the school once in a while.

    I love a tall boot because it might be warmer and it will go well thru deeper snow...as an everyday boot

    Which would you choose...the difference in price doesn't matter to me.
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/ladies'...sobl55oa2yisvc
    OR
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/mountai...sobl55oa2yisvc



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    Both of the boots you posted have very thick soles so you will have very little "feel" while riding, they are also rather wide (foot & calf) so may not fit safely in your present stirrups - look at the Ariat Bromont (check closeout sales online as you may find them 1/2 price) & try for a similar boot type (if you want an actual riding boot): Mtn Hrse does a version but is wider fittting in both foot & calf.

    (Note the Bromonts still offer various calf & height options for each foot size)



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    Ooooo, those are beautiful...too beautiful for me! I ride western so the stirrup is naturally wider than an iron.

    I'm going to search for a sale on the Bromont.



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    I have these TuffRider ones: http://www.smartpakequine.com/tuff-r...oot-5655p.aspx

    No issues with them not fitting into my stirrups, and so far they've been pretty warm and have decent traction.



  5. #5
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    I have these:

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/middleb...ot/p/X1-38752/

    VTO also has them. The price is right and they are very warm and comfy. I actually wore them to a party. I worry about the plastic in the Mountain Horse ones scratching my expensive saddle.



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    To me the mountain horse tall boots look too bulky to ride comfortably in. I suppose they might be easier in a Western saddle. Paddock boots would bug me because the ends of jeans would either be uncomfortable stuffed into them, or wet. I'm assuming as a western rider you ride in Jeans. The Ariat Brossards:http://www.smartpakequine.com/ariat-..._-NA&cm_vc=Rec may be more "western-y" (if you care) for you and definitely more affordable than the Bromonts, though possibly not as pretty.
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