• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

field or dress boots???

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • field or dress boots???

    which do you prefer and why? which is more "correct" in eventing? im just doing BN this year but plan on going to the AEC in the fall and continue to move up the levels. i love Ariats, they have field and dress in the style i want.

  • #2
    I like the look and comfort of field boots.

    For eventing, especially the levels Prelim and below....either is fine. For upper levels of dressage...the dress boots are more correct.


    The bigger question many people seem to struggle with is zippers or no zippers
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

    Comment


    • #3
      ZIPPERS!!!! I'll never go back to no zippers.

      BFNE is right, though. Either are more than fine for the lower levels, so which ever is most comfy. Dress are more formal and more appropriate for dressage at the higher levels, but, really, would field boots ever be noticed?

      Mine are field (with zippers), though I had intended on replacing my old pull ons with dress. However, when you run across boots with zippers that were practically MADE for you, practically brand new, and the deal of a lifetime, you really don't care much that they are field instead of dress!
      Amanda

      Comment


      • #4
        Whichever you prefer is absolutely fine.
        Click here before you buy.

        Comment


        • #5
          I'm old school and from my side-saddle days have to say I prefer the look of dress boots (dress as in Hunting, not dressage). Dressage boots usually have more lining and a stiffer lining where your dress boots (hunting, showing) would have a softer lining and might be partially lined making them more comfortable.

          As others have mentioned, it's totally up to you - sometimes field boots are easier to get into if you have a high arch/instep.

          And I would have to say go for the zippers; it is so much nicer not to have to drag along boot pulls and jack everywhere you go

          Comment


          • #6
            Like everyone else has said, either or is fine for the lower levels. Most likely you will see more people wearing field boots for all 3 phases than dress, no body cares though. You wont get marked down for it.
            Eventingismylife
            http://www.jumpingthebigsky.wordpress.com

            Comment


            • #7
              Ariat Monacos?

              I think these are much more popular in the H/J world, but I tried a pair on at Dover yesterday and they FIT LIKE GLOVES! Nothing ever fits me right because I have giant size 11 feet and tall skinny calves. Has anyone here used them? I'm concerned about how they will hold up for eventing...water, etc. They are gorgeous, but also very expensive and I'm not willing to replace them after a couple of years...

              Any thoughts?
              TPR!
              Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc
              www.goodhorse.org

              Comment


              • #8
                My vote would be for dress boots. Field boots are more of a hunter ring thing.

                But you want "hunter" dress boots and not "dressage" dress boots. The dress boots made specifically for dressage have stiffeners so the ankles don't sag -- but you want yours to break at the ankle so you can shorten your stirrups and jump :-)

                Dress boots will have you lookin' good (and appropriate) in dressage, the hunt field (where field boots are frowned upon), and eventing.

                And you could even sneak into the hunter/jumper ring once in a while and be OK.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I prefer dress boots - I think they look cleaner and are certainly easier to polish.

                  But it's up to you. Often unless you go custom if you have high arches dress are harder to get into. (wow, that is one grammatically incorrect sentence!)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I don't know about field boots being more of a 'hunter ring thing' -- everyone I know who events at BN-Prelim rides in field boots, maybe because there seem to be more options out there size and price wise...

                    anyway, buy what fits and what your budget can afford. You'll be absolutely fine.
                    The big man -- my lost prince

                    The little brother, now my main man

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      either.
                      I compete at Intermediate in Tredstep half chaps and paddock boots. No one has ever noticed and its legal for Horse Trials (and possibly FEI? can anyone confirm/deny?)

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Both are totally correct, i personally find that dress boots are easier in terms of cleaning and upkeep. Make sure you buy ones with zippers on the back of the calf, without that they are a PAIN to get on and off (made that mistake, i would know). I have heard some not so good things about ariats though from many of the riders at the barn where I board at, apparently the zippers/laces don't hold up to well, but I have never personally owned a pair so this may not be true. Ultimately, get something that is comfortable and functional.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X