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    My ariat terrains have finally bit the dust. Loved them, but don't want to spend a $100 + on a new pair. I spotted some boots at Valley Vet that look similiar and am wondering if anyone else has tried them and what they think

  • #2
    Cant really tell you - all I know is after years of buying 'endurance' riding boots and constantly replacing them for whatever reason, I bought myself a pair of leather english paddock boots, and half chaps - its been gravy going on 7 years now!
    Originally posted by ExJumper
    Sometimes I'm thrown off, sometimes I'm bucked off, sometimes I simply fall off, and sometimes I go down with the ship. All of these are valid ways to part company with your horse.


    • #3
      I still love my Terrains and will, when the time comes, spend the $$$ to get another pair. I know they fit.

      Alas, I've tried paddocks in several tack stores. None work for my wide foot and high instep.
      <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


      • Original Poster

        I have paddock boots and can't picture me walking in them all day. Perhaps it is because I also have a high instep. They terrains I lived in. Guess I had better spring and get what I know is good for my feet. Thanks for the response.


        • #5
          I was struggling with black-and-blue toes after getting off and walking up and down some steep hills. I got a pair of the Dubline Venturer pull ons and I have been really happy with them:

          I normally wear Ariats and these fit me well - however, I have a pair of the terrains and don't like how wide they are, even though I dropped down a size, so if you love the terrains and are not a normal ariat user, not sure how these will fit.


          • #6
            Originally posted by sonata View Post
            My ariat terrains have finally bit the dust. Loved them, but don't want to spend a $100 + on a new pair. I spotted some boots at Valley Vet that look similiar and am wondering if anyone else has tried them and what they think
            Are you talking about the ones by Roper? I heard good things about them, and I just ordered a pair. Not from Valley Vet, I ordered these. I've been riding in Ariat Springbucks, but they don't make them anymore, and I don't like how bulky the Terrains are around the ankle. I'll post back when they arrive.
            RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.


            • #7
              I have a pair of steel toed boots I use. They have great ankle protection. And is really helpful when a certain clumsy horse, Walnut Cove, steps on your foot. Of course mine did also cost about $80, but they look really good and I imagine they have at least 8-9 years left in them.


              • Original Poster

                Thanks everybody. I just ordered boots from Shoe-mart. Ordered the same size as my last ones. Hope they fit. Shoes for me are like jeans. No 2 fit the same even the same kind


                • #9
                  OP -- What ones did you order? And please check back in when you get them and let us know what you think.

                  TJ -- What kind of steel-toed boots do you have? Do you ride in them?

                  Can you tell that I am boot shopping? I got a pair of Ariat Broussard paddocks for winter and love them. Now I need summer ones.


                  • #10
                    I used to ride in Ariat Ladies' Terrain Boot, Cordovan
                    now I ride in these, the link is for the soft toe but http://www.tractorsupply.com/workwea...boot-734077899 I found them at Tractor Supply with the steel safety toe and they look identical. They are very comfortable to wear all day and to ride in. I put on my Ariat's to just wear out to the store and couldn't believe how uncomfortable they were after wearing the Timberline's.


                    • #11
                      I second the Dublin Venturer. I can wear mine all day and my feet never get sore. They are cheap too!


                      • #12
                        TSC has various Ariat shoes/boots for very reasonable prices, and they will often really knock the prices down when a style is discontinued. I often buy men's shoes to accomodate the bunion, the high arch, the big gnarly feet. I take roughly a nine and a half in womens sizes which means I can snap up a lot of men's 8s, 8 1/2s on sale. Right now I am riding in (unisex) Blundstones, TSC (women's) Ariats, and some in a nice men's roper style Schmidt boot from TSC. Unfortunately the ropers give me rubs in hot weather but they will be my go to boots in the winter.


                        • #13
                          I have Dublin Rangers (paddock boots that zip in the front) and Dublin River boots (tall ones). I love them both and probably won't go back to Ariats.