I just got promoted to Whipper-in! Yeah!
Now I need boots and a Scarlet coat. Any suggestions? Middleburg Tack exchange doesn't have my size right now.
I need a size 8 coat and size 7 boot with a narrow calf.
But honestly I don't know if we should be happy or sad for you!!
Whips are such under- appreciated peeps and so vital to the hunts. And they work soooooo hard and ride so hard and their horses work so hard and are saints to boot. I surely do hope you like your huntsman cuz sometimes things get rough in the heat of the moment! Be brave seesta!! Go forth and be wonderful!
A Hearty Congratulations and Best Wishes for many years of toil!!
Report back now ya heah?!!
I have a pair of vintage Marlborough field boots that are about that size. PM me if you're interested. I paid next to nothing for them, don't even want anything for them except to cover the cost of shipping. They're a bit shorter than modern boots.
If you'll be wearing a scarlet coat, go ahead and bite the bullet and call Horse Country. They'll have your size in your preferred weight. You can try calling Dehner and see if they have anything in their oops room that will be significantly cheaper but may not be exactly a custom fit.
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Do yourself a favor - bite the bullet and buy the good stuff. Buy from Horse Country or the hunting shop - they both have quality goods that will last a lifetime. Buy cheap and you get cheap. And hunting attire, especially for staff, needs to be tough. I've bought from both places (Hunting Shop has more beagling attire for which I am forever grateful) - but both will have excellent quality attire for staff.
Aigle makes a good quality rubber boot with brown tops that can work well for those super mucky muddy days. Those might save some wear on your good boots.
Congratulations and condolences on your promotion. If you don't know what I mean, you will soon. :-)
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.