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  • is it worth the splurge?

    on eBay and Amazon they have all those really cheap no name jumping boots has anyone risked it and actually tried them out? Are they a total flop or are they actually ok, or should I play it safe and spend the money on some actually recognized boots?
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    For example

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    • #3
      Can you share the Amazon link?

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      • #4
        If you are using boots because you want to protect your horse's legs then get real boots. There can be some great deals to be found on quality boots if you shop around and are patient. I had some CHEAPO ones once (long ago when I was a very poor college student) and the first strike caused the plastic shell to crack horribly. Total pieces of crap that were probably more likely to hurt the horse then to protect it.
        Last edited by HJdaydream; Aug. 3, 2019, 03:03 PM. Reason: Spelling is hard
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        • #5
          It's really hard to know what you're talking about with so little information and that kind of generic picture
          ~Veronica
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          • #6
            When shopping online for things I can't see in person, I typically avoid no name stuff, especially if it is suspiciously cheap, unless there are several very good up close photos that aren't stock photos like the one shown, but of the actual product you're getting. Even then, it can be hard to tell for sure if what you're getting is what you expect.

            Usually if something seems too good to be true, it often times is.

            You can find plenty of good quality used boots online. eBay has tons of them, as well as online consignment tack shops. I've found Eskadrons for good prices on there, as well as my Beval leather and fleece ones (which are my favorites).

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            • #7
              It looks like it's these: https://www.amazon.com/Prettyia-Exer...a-711639863187

              Personally I would pay slightly more and get a known brand. I've had several pretty cheap sets-- Roma, Lamicell, and Horze-- and they've all worked fine, but I did see them in person first.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Highflyer View Post
                It looks like it's these: https://www.amazon.com/Prettyia-Exer...a-711639863187

                Personally I would pay slightly more and get a known brand. I've had several pretty cheap sets-- Roma, Lamicell, and Horze-- and they've all worked fine, but I did see them in person first.
                They look a whole lot like Roma ones without the brand name. But for that price (or maybe a titch more) you could get Roma or WB or similar boots used... and you'll know they're durable.
                ~Veronica
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                • #9
                  I buy a lot of things from Amazon and without fail, every time I try a cheap, no-name product, I end up regretting it eventually.

                  It's okay to try stuff out for yourself but when your horse is involved, I'd spend the extra money and get something legitimate. You'll pay the price now, but it's better than having to pay the price later down the line due to faulty gear.

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                  • #10
                    NO horse equipment is an investment where you should always strive to get the best quality you can. A quality product taken care of can last a very long time. I still have a a set of grooming brushes I bought in 1977. Knock-off cheap goods tend to be poorly made, fall apart and as someone mentioned, have the potential to harm the horse.

                    Do without until you can buy quality. Prioritize your purchases. You can do without Starbucks and dining out when You are in the process of saving for equipment you need. Dont buy stuff to "keep up" with others

                    Another option is to buy someones quality used. Many 4H clubs hold tack sales and they can be a great way to pick up quality goods for less.
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