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Mountain Horse Venice Field Boot? - Feedback???

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  • Mountain Horse Venice Field Boot? - Feedback???

    I was looking at the MH Venice boot for a inexpensive schooling boot and was looking for some reviews, yeah or nay?

  • #2
    Yeah for sure ! I was so suprised when I saw the boot up close that it was really even nicer than the pictures I had seen.

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    • #3
      They are really nice, super soft and good quality for the price. I also plan on getting a pair for daily use. They seem to have the great Mountain Horse comfort and attention to detail, too. A steal for the details at that price!

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      • #4
        I'm curious to know too. I have two other pairs of MH boots which I love. I am a bit confused by the size chart. For the 8 slims, its says the calf is 13-14 1/8. A 14 1/8 isn't typical for a slim calf....can someone clarify?

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        • #5
          I bought a pair with a regular calf and it fit fine and as soon as it drops a bit it will fit perfectly... Boot really impressed me. I like the more refined look it has over some of the traditional designs from MH.

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          • #6
            Very impressed - they are extremely refined and well made with buttery leather. I have always had full custom boots and they are on par. The only tiny compliant is that they put this fairly subtle elastic panel (about 1") along the back seam on the outside. Not overly noticable but I would prefer it be on the inside. For $200 they are unbeatable for my fast growing kid.
            Last edited by sarcam02; May. 5, 2010, 04:06 PM.

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            • #7
              for sizing the slim is slim. I got dd a 6 slim and they were tight. If I was the one wearing them I would probably "tough it out" til they stretched out a bit but since she will probably out grow these in a year or less I went with what fir now. The spanish top is very tall so it gives you a bit of wiggle room relating to height

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                #8
                Great -- Off to Order!

                Thanks for the feedback, off to order before hubby gets home from work

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sarcam02 View Post
                  Very impressed - they are extremely refined and well made with buttery leather. I have always had full custom boots and they are on par. The only tiny compliant is that they put this fairly subtle elastic panel (about 1") along the back seam on the outside. Not overly noticable but I would prefer it be on the inside. For $200 they are unbeatable for my fast growing kid.
                  FYI - to any prospective buyers out there...
                  I just saw that Der Dau is now doing a boot with an elastic panel that is identical to the Venice boot.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sarcam02 View Post
                    FYI - to any prospective buyers out there...
                    I just saw that Der Dau is now doing a boot with an elastic panel that is identical to the Venice boot.
                    Yeah. but is it $200?
                    Originally posted by tidy rabbit
                    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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                    • #11
                      It seems like a good trade-off putting the elastic on the outside. I was told that elastic on the inside may wear out very quickly. The elastic on this boot is pretty conservative so it looks fine.

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                        #12
                        I ordered them yesterday so hopefully they should arrive later this week. I think I might like the elastic. I have the ProChaps with the elastic and they are great.

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                        • #13
                          How do they compare with the Supremes which are a couple hundred more?

                          I need a new pair of schooling boots (my Grand Prix are getting tired.)

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                          • #14
                            Do you think the elastic panel would be distracting in the show ring? (not A shows.. just IHSA)

                            I'm in need of new boots, and thought these looked really nice, and while I love Ariat, I don't want to take a chance with their zippers..

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                            • #15
                              They will be fine for ISHA, and even A shows. The elastic isn't any more distracting than a zipper would be as my old trainer used to say, "from a distance of 5 feet...".

                              @Bearhunter: comparing these two boots is like comparing the Ariat Challenges to the Monacos. They are 2 totally different boots.
                              The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.

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                              • #16
                                I have the mountain horse Richmond boots which are an older style. They are very comfy and have held up really well to consistent daily abuse. They have the elastic as well and you really don't even notice it. I don't do any A shows ($$) but have done local shows and clinics with BNTs (Linda Allen, etc) in them and they have always been fine.

                                Heres a picture from this weekend from an angle where you can see the elastic panel, I can hardly even tell it's there.
                                http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...chyshow-17.jpg
                                It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by CR Gorge Girl View Post
                                  Do you think the elastic panel would be distracting in the show ring? (not A shows.. just IHSA)

                                  I'm in need of new boots, and thought these looked really nice, and while I love Ariat, I don't want to take a chance with their zippers..
                                  The elastic is not distracting and it is very subtle It was the only flaw that I could find so i felt it was worth mentioning. To get a sense of what it looks like go the the Garden State Horse Show website and download the pdf prizelist. The last page features a photo of the der dau version with the elastic. I think that the supremes look great too but $300 more was not in the budget for a rapidly growing kid.

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                                  • #18
                                    Anyone have a photo? I'm considering a couple of moderate boots and haven't seen these. The other that look nice are the Baroque Boots at SmartPak.
                                    F O.B
                                    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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                                    • #19
                                      http://www.mountainhorseusa.net/spri...ield_boot.html
                                      The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.

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                                      • #20
                                        Thank you, they do look nice.
                                        F O.B
                                        Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                        Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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