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    I have a lovely pair of Devoucoux open fronts *swoon*
    They are the ones with the stamped leather dog bone shaped keeper piece on the lower straps. Now I've tried them with the piece over the straps which displays the name but honestly is only visible if you are nose to cannon with my horse but I know what it says and that's all that matters! And I've tried them under which to me makes a little more sense that they would protect from the straps rubbing or pincing her delicate legs but the leather curls a bit and you can't read the pretty writing...

    So how do you guys wear yours? staps under or over the leather piece? Is it a matter of vanity or practicality? I think they look so much better on the outside.
    If you think I am high maintenance, you should meet my horse!
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    #2
    anyone? I can't be the only one can I?
    If you think I am high maintenance, you should meet my horse!

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      #3
      well I've come to the conclusion that I have the only pair of these which must make them worth a fortune!!
      If you think I am high maintenance, you should meet my horse!

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      • #4
        I don't have any but here's how they picture them online, (with the straps on the inside, against the horse's leg)...

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        • #5
          I must have the second pair then, and I can't for the life of me get them to break in enough so that I feel they'd be comfortable against the horse's legs. I'm thinking of making a liner for them out of real sheepskin (there's a store that sells us pieces nearby), because I'm really just afraid of overtightening them and they won't soften at all. Any ideas?
          Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay

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          • #6
            Well I don't have th third pair, but way back in the dark ages when I used normal open front boots with leather straps and no pretty dog bone connector those straps were pretty tough and not soft (presumably to be strong enough for their job) and I can't recall a horse ever having an issue.

            Of course all my current horses are wittle hot house flowers and only the woolback of valena boots touches their pweshus wittle wegs, so there is that. Nah... I still have a pair of open fronts in the box and they are elastic straps that probably would be just as potentially irritating as a tougher leather, so it's probably not somethign to worry about unless you actually see evidence of rubbing.
            Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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            • #7
              just noticed my name in your sig!
              Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DMK View Post
                just noticed my name in your sig!
                I loved that quote, and had to restrain myself from commenting on it in the thread you posted it on.

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                • #9
                  normally I do a slightly better job at restraint, but let's just say it was a tipping point for me.
                  Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DMK View Post
                    normally I do a slightly better job at restraint, but let's just say it was a tipping point for me.
                    I've been on the verge several times myself, its just a matter of time.

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                    • #11
                      I loved that particular breaking point quote, and I think it bears repeating

                      How much do you want the leather on open fronts to soften? I know there's a line between comfort and slippage. Should I just stick to fleece-lined Eskadrons? These boots are sooooooooo pretty though.
                      Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay

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                        Originally posted by Candle View Post
                        I must have the second pair then, and I can't for the life of me get them to break in enough so that I feel they'd be comfortable against the horse's legs. I'm thinking of making a liner for them out of real sheepskin (there's a store that sells us pieces nearby), because I'm really just afraid of overtightening them and they won't soften at all. Any ideas?
                        that's the other problem that I'm seeing even though I've oiled them to death, I think maybe it's the neoprene? It just sort of makes the straps want to be inbetween holes which brought me to the thought of putting the straps over to take up some length. I am NOT going to punch holes in them.
                        If you think I am high maintenance, you should meet my horse!

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                        • #13
                          I DO have the same pair of Devoucoux open front!!! ( and matching ankle hind boots) And I put the little piece of leather 'underneath' the straps as I believe makes it smoother than having the straps rubbing my horsy pretty legs, I don't really care if none can see the logo.
                          ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                          Originally posted by LauraKY
                          I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
                          HORSING mobile training app

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                            do you find the edges curl funny then? when I tried them with the keeper under it didn't seem to work/look right so back to the original over I went.
                            If you think I am high maintenance, you should meet my horse!

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                            • #15
                              My second biggest problem with these is that I ended up with these and the ankle boots with the velcro, and I can't decide if they look good enough together to use, plus do the ankle boots slide down? I'm worried about boots sliding, I only usually use Eskadrons and they don't go anywhere. This is a fairly young horse, and while he has a good sense of humor, I don't feel like sliding boots is his cup of tea....
                              Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay

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