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Looking for (approx) size 8.5 paddock boots for a good kid

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  • Looking for (approx) size 8.5 paddock boots for a good kid

    Very kind, 12 yr old at risk youth would be elated to use your well broken in paddock boots. They aren't in her budget. And my feet are too big to share

    I am sure she's not picky. All she has is sneakers but she likes to spend time in the saddle. Even if it's just working on walk/whoa transitions on the old horse (or, as she calls him, her good buddy) Pictures to come soon of how she's given the grumpy old horse a new spring in his step. It's pretty cool, how that sort of stuff works. It's good for both the kids and the horses.

    She's also thrilled to read old magazine and learn about horses (Equus, even Dover, etc...). I've lent her some of the books we keep just for that reason, but she's breezing through them!

    Donations are eligible for a tax receipt from 501c3 rescue.

    In case I don't check back here, and someone has something that may work.
    CTR
    3015 Vesta Lane
    Wellington, CO 80549

    (As always, thank you!).

  • #2
    Consignment shops? eBay? When I was young(er) and poor(er), I never had trouble finding paddock boots on a budget. If she's not picky about leather vs. synthetics, there are a wide variety in the $30-40 range (such as http://www.smartpakequine.com/produc...ctClassid=5428).

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    • #3
      I'll look today for you. I think everything I have is bigger or smaller, but it doesn't hurt to look
      I Loff My Quarter Horse & I love Fenway Bartholomule cliques

      Just somebody with a positive outlook on life...go ahead...hate me for that.

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      • #4
        Shoot - I'm all 4s and 5s.

        Maybe I have some breeches? What size?
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        a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

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        • #5
          How about consignments at Tack shops, or try a 4H or Pony Club, if any in your area. Sometimes they have swaps or flea markets. Can't help with the boots, but maybe breeches- what size??? Or, maybe a tack shop would donate a pair since you are a 501C3?

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            #6
            I'll check and see what size pants she is. I'd imagine around an 8-10. She's a bit under the weather today so I'm not sure if I'll see her. Thanks, guys

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FatPalomino View Post
              Very kind, 12 yr old at risk youth would be elated to use your well broken in paddock boots. They aren't in her budget. And my feet are too big to share

              I am sure she's not picky. All she has is sneakers but she likes to spend time in the saddle. Even if it's just working on walk/whoa transitions on the old horse (or, as she calls him, her good buddy) Pictures to come soon of how she's given the grumpy old horse a new spring in his step. It's pretty cool, how that sort of stuff works. It's good for both the kids and the horses.

              She's also thrilled to read old magazine and learn about horses (Equus, even Dover, etc...). I've lent her some of the books we keep just for that reason, but she's breezing through them!

              Donations are eligible for a tax receipt from 501c3 rescue.

              In case I don't check back here, and someone has something that may work.
              CTR
              3015 Vesta Lane
              Wellington, CO 80549

              (As always, thank you!).
              I have some that are too big for me but kids outgrew. You sure I shouldnt go to a 9? She is 12 after all. Ill be happy to send them to you. Let me know which size fer sure.
              “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker

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              • #8
                I got a pair of size 9 black paddock boots that she can have.

                I have foot problems and need soemthing with more arch support than what these offer.
                OTTB - Hurricane Denton - Kane - the big dog!
                Tuggy - RIP 9/12/2016 - Wait for me at the bridge
                Foster LolaMaria AKA LolaBean (Boxer)

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                • #9
                  Let us know on clothing sizes. I have clothes donated for the kids I work with (transitional housing/homeless shelter) things are thankfully slow this time of year because of migrant work... I might be able to help outfit her!
                  InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JohnDeere View Post
                    I have some that are too big for me but kids outgrew. You sure I shouldnt go to a 9? She is 12 after all. Ill be happy to send them to you. Let me know which size fer sure.
                    I have a pair of Ovations zips which are nonsized but are no more than 8.5 cause their a touch big for my size 8 feet. If the 9s are better Appendix will have to step up.
                    “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker

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                      #11
                      She's home sick today, but hopefully feeling better tomorrow I'll drill her about sizes then. Thanks so much, guys, she will really appreciate it.

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                      • #12
                        I WISH I wore size 8-10s!!!

                        But...maybe a helmet? I think someone at my barn said something about that. It may need to be aired out and cleaned, given the humidity here - what size helmet?
                        www.specialhorses.org
                        a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

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                        • #13
                          I 've got a very well broken in pair of Ariat 8.5's if still needed!

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                          • #14
                            Might be a pair down at the barn in that size in the "spare pare" box. Will check.

                            Would she have the need for a pair of childs size 14 full chaps in good condition (pretty tan with chocolate piping)? PM me if she can use them.
                            Ridge Farm Inc.-full care retirement
                            http://www.horseretirementfarm.com

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                            • #15
                              I also have a pair of well worn but still very usable 8.5 Ariat zip-up paddocks.

                              Let me know.

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                              • #16
                                Honestly,
                                You guys rock.

                                If everyone in the world (or even the country) was willing to help out the way I feel most of the COTHers are-it would be such a better place.

                                It's a little thing, but will mean so much to the girl on the receiving end.
                                Last edited by Vindicated; Aug. 5, 2009, 10:27 AM. Reason: I cannot spell
                                "The Friesian syndrome... a mix between Black Beauty disease and DQ Butterfly farting ailment." Alibi_18

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Vindicated View Post
                                  Honestly,
                                  You guys rock.

                                  If everyone in the world (or even the country) was willing to help out the way I feel most of the COTHers are-it would be such a better place.

                                  It's a little thing, but will mean so much to the girl on the receiving end.


                                  Edited because I CANNOT SPELL
                                  "The Friesian syndrome... a mix between Black Beauty disease and DQ Butterfly farting ailment." Alibi_18

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                                  • #18
                                    I have an extra paperback copy of "The Natural Rider" by Mary Wanless, in nearly new condition. Would this be something she'd enjoy?
                                    ...somewhere between the talent and the potato....

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                                      #19
                                      She's a size 8.5 (although, she said, 7.5, 8, whatever will work!). She fit into an old pair of breeches I had that are around size 10-12. Pictures and details to come, I'm multitasking and only have one hand free right now.

                                      And yes, you guys ROCK!

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                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        I need to get a play by play photo shot of her getting up on the "big" 15 hand (on his tip toe) old horse. Her dad found it hilarious today.

                                        She likes riding bareback, and since her dad came to watch this afternoon, she rode with just a halter to show off The good old horse rides the same in a halter or bridle, but no one else needs to know that. She's ridden a horse all of about 6 times now, but this is the horse I put my blind father on. He's as safe as the day is long (and our place is perimeter fenced!).

                                        A closeup of the dynamic duo:
                                        http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=SDC13243.jpg

                                        http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/SDC13235.jpg

                                        She said she was kind of like a cowboy.... Riding out with the dog.

                                        The good ole horse, who doesn't mind when she basically craws, climbs, and kicks up on his back getting both on and off (and insists she can't do so while *also* holding the reins) sure is extra shiny now from all his extra brushing. She took a break and let him graze in the yard. I found him following her around (this is a very stoic, stand-of-ish, grumpy, stubborn but amazingly safe old racehorse). She had treats in her pocket and he followed her every move. During another break, she called him like a dog until he left the grass to come over to where she was for a treat. I don't know who is training who here

                                        http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=SDC13241.jpg

                                        Her dad also got a big kick out of the fact that our $50 weanling (now 3) swore he would help pick up poop, if he only had fingers (aka he wouldn't leave her alone). She was "so"tired after mucking a bit of the paddock. She knew she had it good, today, since I put up 150 bales of hay and cleaned the stalls before I picked her up this morning

                                        http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=SDC13246.jpg

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