• 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

Tall boot help needed

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

  • Tall boot help needed

    I wear a size 30 breech and while I'm far from petite I'm also not fat. That said, I have VERY wide and VERY long calves but wear a size 7 shoe. I am hoping against hope to avoid custom boots. I'll go that route if I have to but wanted to spend closer to $500 than $1000.

    I show right now 2-4 times a year and wear paddocks and 1/2 chaps for schooling so they need to look nice. Oh, and I cannot wear Ariat. They don't ever fit me correctly.

    I need at least a 15 1/2 calf and a 19 inch height. With a size 7 shoe. HELP?????
    Can you stress-fracture your brain?

  • #2
    I think you are just the one customs are necessary for! :-(

    Comment


    • #3
      Rectiligne. They make really pretty stock boots with a 15 1/2" calf and their tall heights are a bit taller than you are looking for (around 21") so I imagine their regular height might work very well for you.
      **********
      We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
      -PaulaEdwina

      Comment


      • #4
        Check out the DeNiro's from SmartPak. They come in a huge range of calf width and heights, and at just under $700 won't break the bank. I have a pair, and they are absolutely gorgeous. Most people who see them think they're full customs. SmartPak was also great to work with and will do returns/exchanges on them if you don't get the sizing perfect the first time around.
        Why do I like most horses better than most people?

        Comment


        • #5
          I have a friend with a similar description that owns Treadsteps. Also remember that you can buy something that is the right height for you and just a little too small in the calf and have it stretched.
          Mendokuse

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            hunterrider23, BRILLIANT idea! I'm 10 mins from Kroops and they can stretch them and I know there is a great shoe/boot guy in Rockville who stretched my Vogels after I had the zippers put in. I also send Smartpak an email, see what they can do. The Rectiligne website is a pain, and I speak fluent french so that might be a no-go although the boots look stunning.
            Can you stress-fracture your brain?

            Comment


            • #7
              If you can get them stretched, find a pair that you like the look and price off and get them done! I found that my Sergios stretched nicely, as do the treadsteps. 1/2 an inch is an EASY stretch, and 1" is doable too. The only problem with stretching, is that if you don't wear them for a while, they may have to be stretched again. I've found that by putting my boots on in the morning and wearing them all day, they'll stretch well because your calf is smaller in the morning, and as it swells during the day, the leather will generally go with it.
              Mendokuse

              Comment


              • #8
                I've been really impressed with the Treadsteps - a couple of my girls have them and they've held up beautifully.

                I stretched my last pair (twice, they definitely shrink back down if you put them in a closet for over a year!), and then went custom for the new ones.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Check out the Treadsteps. I have their Donatello field boot since I don't show and am a pretty casual rider so I went with their least expensive option But I think they would fit what you are describing. They have been great for me and I think they ran a little tall. 6 months later and I still use the heel lifts in them and I measured my height accurately.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    H-

                    Have you tried the Sergio's? I bought Monacos, never broke them (and they are now for sale on eBay!) and happened to stumble into the Tack Box over the weekend. If you can make the trek out to Middleburg, the Sergio Grasso boots are on sale up there and they come in a million different size and height combos. They will also order for you if not in stock and you still get the sale price. Tack Box also has the Tredstep boots and they are lovely, by far the most comfortable foot bed, beautiful styling, and definitely the right price! I have Tredstep paddy boots and love, love, love them!
                    http://community.webshots.com/user/greyhoundgal

                    Member of the OMFG I got banned clique

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ShaSamour View Post
                      Check out the DeNiro's from SmartPak. They come in a huge range of calf width and heights, and at just under $700 won't break the bank. I have a pair, and they are absolutely gorgeous. Most people who see them think they're full customs. SmartPak was also great to work with and will do returns/exchanges on them if you don't get the sizing perfect the first time around.
                      My deniros are comfortable and pretty but have no held up well in the 9 months (riding 3-4 days a week, one horse, not to mention the 6ish week break from riding during that 9m period) I have had them. They have stretched and dropped a ton (I can put my whole hand down the boot now and they have dropped at least 1.5-2"), the heels have peeled off both boots and the little brass thing on the swagger tab has come off one boot. While I dont pamper my boots, I sure dont treat them so poorly that I would expect all of that to happen in less than a year of owning them. Pretty dissappointing. I have had a lot of issues with them, so if you are looking for a boot for hte long run i might look elsewhere. That being said, SP is very good about standing behind their products and are replacing mine.
                      ************************
                      "I can't help but wonder,what would Jimmy Buffett do?"

                      https://falllinefarmblog.wordpress.com/

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Pretty sure I'm going to go with the Tredsteps and get them stretched. Need to go to Dover and try them on again and make sure they come up high enough.
                        Can you stress-fracture your brain?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Heineken View Post
                          Pretty sure I'm going to go with the Tredsteps and get them stretched. Need to go to Dover and try them on again and make sure they come up high enough.
                          Just double check with who would be doing the streching. Some places cant stretch zippered boots without removing the zipper. I havent looked into in several years, so this may have changed with the popularity of zippered boots.
                          ************************
                          "I can't help but wonder,what would Jimmy Buffett do?"

                          https://falllinefarmblog.wordpress.com/

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Heineken View Post
                            Pretty sure I'm going to go with the Tredsteps and get them stretched. Need to go to Dover and try them on again and make sure they come up high enough.
                            Dover (at least the store in NH) can mechanically stretch boots. It takes a week.
                            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              I have a fantastic shoe guy who stretched my old boots with zippers and did an awesome job. He isn't a horse person.
                              Can you stress-fracture your brain?

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X