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  • Rain riding boots?

    What are your fav rain/mud fall/spring riding boots? Not the winter ones, as they are too warm, but the ones that you can track thru mud and then get on your pony?

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    I wear the Mountain Horse Ice Riders until I don't have any excuse anymore.

    They are very warm in cold weather, but I don't find that they get all that hot if it's not so cold. And they are great for mud. In fact I hike in mine when it's really muddy on the trail.
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    • #3
      Um, if it's that muddy, I would wear wellies to the barn and then switch to paddocks or tall boots for the ride. Or wear rubbers on either. I hate having muddy boots while on a horse, it makes the stirrups slippery and just looks awful. If I don't have the luxury of changing boots, I will hose down whatever I am wearing before mounting. I have found all my boots hold up to extreme weather conditions with proper care.

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      • #4
        Waterproof Ariat Barnyard Boot. Warm, waterproof, and I can still ride in them. Love them!

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          #5
          I have a long walk from my barn to our arena thru rain/mud and just don't want to use my nice riding boots anymore. I want something that I can hose down at the end of the ride and that will not lift the leather from moisture. Would love to have tall boots that can stand dismounting on the muddy trail and walking thru rain puddles!

          What about those: don't know if they are nasty cold like any other rubber boots?

          http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-38827

          http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-38879


          Also Mountain horse boots look really nice, I'm just worried that they will be too hot in 50-60F?

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          • #6
            A pair of boots to steer clear of are the Middleburg boots from Dover. I bought some last month and absolutely love them for walking around and doing barn chores in, but they are useless as far as riding goes. I tried to ride in them last week and got fed up after not even 10 minutes of trying to ride, so I had to hop off and change into my regular tall boots. With the Middleburgs, they were clunky in the stirrups and I couldn't even feel the side of the horse/saddle, which drove me absolutely nuts! My friend likes her Mountain Horse boots...

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            • #7
              I ride in a pair of Muck Boots - not that exact pair as they're older - and they're plenty warm for fall/spring rain and mud. Just be sure to wear warm socks. I've also got this pair of Sorels (in lime green) and they're nice as long as it's not too cold:
              Last edited by UrbanHennery; Oct. 29, 2010, 01:05 AM. Reason: fix link

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              • #8
                I've got a pair of Davs that I wear in bad weather, and have ridden in. I wore them a lot last winter/spring, when it was very sloppy. They're cut like rubber riding boots, so a little short, but were fine to hack around in; I wouldn't wear them for a lesson (not the least because they're giraffe print! ) or to jump much. The biggest issue I had was that they could be a little squeaky with every post!
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                • #9
                  The MuckRider boots seem to be quite good. A friend has them and another friend borrowed them for a hack - she said they were really comfy and not hot at all even though it was a really warm day (meaning about 65....that is warm for Edinburgh!).
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by indygirl2560 View Post
                    A pair of boots to steer clear of are the Middleburg boots from Dover. I bought some last month and absolutely love them for walking around and doing barn chores in, but they are useless as far as riding goes. I tried to ride in them last week and got fed up after not even 10 minutes of trying to ride, so I had to hop off and change into my regular tall boots. With the Middleburgs, they were clunky in the stirrups and I couldn't even feel the side of the horse/saddle, which drove me absolutely nuts! My friend likes her Mountain Horse boots...
                    I disagree... I ride in my Middleburgs all winter! They take a little while to break in for riding because the ankle seems stiff at first, but once they're broken in they're great... mine don't seem too clunky for my stirrups, either.

                    I wear the Middleburgs when it's cold in general, but when it's warm and muddy, I wear wellies or Muck boots to the barn and change into paddock boots/half chaps or boots to ride. I hate getting mud on the sole of boots and then getting it on the stirrups and saddle. Once my riding boots are on I'll literally tiptoe out to the mounting block if it's wet. d;
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                      Originally posted by UrbanHennery View Post
                      I ride in a pair of Muck Boots - not that exact pair as they're older - and they're plenty warm for fall/spring rain and mud. Just be sure to wear warm socks. I've also got this pair of Sorels (in lime green) and they're nice as long as it's not too cold:
                      Those Sorel boots look good!

                      Yes, one of my concerns is that the boot will be too wide to fit in the stirrups and too clunky.

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                      • #12
                        Hmmm, I don't know about 60+, they might be a little more than you'd want, but for the 50's the MH Ice Riders would be fine, especially in wet weather. If 60 is the high for the day, then I'd be wearing them if it was raining. But that's me, I find them much more comfy than my regular boots!

                        They are riding boots, so fit into the stirrup fine. (And just to clarify, the Ice Riders are not the quilted ones, which do look too hot.)
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                        Forget your perfect offering
                        There is a crack in everything
                        That's how the light gets in.

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                          do you have the link to them?

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                          • #14
                            My kids bought me high top Boggs. Uber expensive and so lovely. They have steel shank and spur rests, Wear them in knee deep mud, literally and then rinse off to get on the horse.

                            Ok, I would never ever spend that kind of money on myself but..........I am glad that they bought them for me. I just finished putting my other lovely polka dotted rubbers out for planters after wearing them four times. The bottom split side to side.
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