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Do leather galloping boots exist anymore?

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  • Do leather galloping boots exist anymore?

    They would be just the thing for hacking my horse, but I can't find any for the life of me. Are they simply not made anymore? Can I still buy them, and if yes, where?
    I've found plastic-shelled boots with leather lining (Veredus) and many companies make leather boots with fleece/rubber/neoprene/foam linings, but I want leather/leather with closed fronts. (Like the ones from a long time ago with all the buckles.)

    If I'm out of luck, do the Antares leather boots hold up to everyday use? I'm looking for boots I can hack in a sand arena, on a dirt track, and through light brush with. Not expecting a lot of support or anything, just protection from nicks/dings that won't cook her tendon in the heat or pick up foxtails like all of the synthetic materials used to line boots today. The old-fashioned leather ones would be perfect.

    TIA!

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    E. Jeffries makes them I believe. I've seen them on ebay from time to time. There's a set of open fronts on ebay now. IIRC E. Jeffries are similar Beval's leather boots. Nice quality.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/E-Jeffries-L...item3f190f2394

    Check ebay from time to time. This would probably be a good thread for the eventing forum since most H/J people use open fronts.

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      #3
      Thank you! For the recommendation and the advice about asking this over on the eventing forum.

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      • #4
        Pessoa used to have them not very long ago. Bu theirs may have been open fronts. I know foxhunters use all leather for preference, so you might also ask on the foxhunter forum.
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        • #5
          Prestige makes some...I think VTO carries them.
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          • #6
            Devocoux, Prestige, sabre, thinline, as well as others. Check ebay, you can get them pretty darn cheap as they aren't popular really. I have an old pair and personally like them for conditioning rides as they don't attract stickers.
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            • #7
              Heartland Saddlery has some, on sale for a fabulous price to boot!

              http://www.heartlandsaddlery.com/sea...abre&x=37&y=13

              I believe that the Sabre boots are actually quite well regarded by the eventing set across the pond.

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              • #8
                I believe that the OP wants boots that are not neoprene nor gel nor fleece lined. All the Sabre boots have a neoprene lining.
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                • #9
                  Apparently reading comprehension is not doing well today. Lol

                  OP - if you are willing to consider non leather boots the NEW equine brushing boots with fleece or the Toklat valenas will not cook legs and will keep the sand out.

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                  • #10
                    This kind of boot is what I'm looking for! All leather...I think it's going to be a difficult search, lol! And yes, Mouse, I agree about the reading comprehension, haha.
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                    • #11
                      Maybe these?
                      http://arcadiasim.com/Shop/index.php...roducts_id=311

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                        Yep, the leather lining is also important... foxtails stick to neoprene and foam very easily. If the Sabre boots were leather lined, they would be so perfect! Looks like if I want all leather, I am stuck with Antares, Devocoux, Prestige, or CWD leather open-fronts or "equitation" boots. I wonder how well they'll hold up?
                        Thanks for all the replies!

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                        • #13
                          I just bought a pair of Devoucoux closed front leather boots and love them.
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                          • #14
                            OP - did you ever manage to find any?

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                            • #15
                              Open front but...

                              http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?...ricSKU=BOE2729

                              Not sure if they are all leather.
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