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Post by HorseHippie on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:15 am

I am looking to get myself a pair of field boots. I don't need custom built just something to tootle around to some schooling shows and clinics.

Now, I am wondering which brand - for the money, I was going to get a pair of Saxon Equileather Field Boots, but then I thought, half chaps and paddock boots would be okay too...

I am on a limited budget so am trying to keep that in mind.

Any suggestions? Smile
Thanks!
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Post by Cyndi on Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:11 pm

Ooooohhhh...I'd love some new boots! LOL

I've heard great things about Ariats and Blundstones. Both are costly, but sometimes you can get them on sale. Apparently, they will last you a long time. The more beat-up Blundstones get, the more comfy and "nice-looking" they get.

I have a pair of cheap fake leather barn boots, and they serve me well, but in the heat my feet are pretty toasty.

I would like to get a pair of barn or field (not sure of the difference) boots that look more like hiking shoes, just so that I can wear shorts in the summer while I work with Fanny, without looking like a dork with shorts and black ankle boots. If I wear shorts to the barn now, I wear an old pair of grey hiking boots instead of my barn boots. I may look like a construction worker, but it's better than the alternative...not that it should matter anyway. I must be self-conscious from all those years of people laughing at me. lol

I'm not being much help, am I? I guess what I'm saying is get something functional for what you do.
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Post by HorseHippie on Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:36 pm

If you just want something for the barn and are not going be riding, get some Roper slip ons. I bought a pair when I was pregnant because I couldn't see my feet anymore and that was 5 years ago and they are still going on strong. I was just at the tack store and they are about $80 pair. They are super comfy. I wear mine everywhere.

The paddock boots come to just above the ankle and the field boots are the ones to the knees. I am just debating if I should bite the bullet and get a good pair of leather field boots or go with a good pair of paddock boots and half chaps.

If I was a milionaire, I would get a pair of Dubarry's of Ireland, but they are about $500 a pair. Maybe when I win the lotto max on Friday....hmmm....

Decisions decisions....
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Post by HorseHippie on Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:06 am

OH MY GOODNESS FORGET THE FIELD BOOTS LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!!

Cyndi, these would be perfect for working around the barn and for RIDING!! And they come in PINK!!!! Can you tell I am super excited!!!

[url=http://www.picovs.ca/product.sc?productId=3749&categoryId=32]http://www.picovs.ca/product.sc?productId=3749&categoryId=32[/url]

Hopefully they link works!!! If not they are called "Wicked Rider Shoe" and it looks like they are made by Mountain Horse...

I think I may be placing an order!!!
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Post by Cyndi on Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:48 am

That is hilarious!!! How cool are those??!! LOL

You'll have to post a pic of you wearing them!!!
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Post by HorseHippie on Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:07 am

I think they are hilarious as well and for those that know me, I can get away with wearing the pink!! Ha ha!!

I must admit, I did order a pair.. hee hee hee!!!
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Post by Cyndi on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:25 pm

Can hardly wait to see them on you! You going to get a bright pink saddle pad for Tao so you can match? How about a bright pink Nurtural bridle?!! LOL I'd love to have bridles in all the colours so I could use whichever one suited how I was feeling that day.

I finally checked out the Dubarry boots. Wow, nice boots!!
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Post by FlorayG on Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:23 am

I like those too - I'm going for a black pair. I have a pair of Mountain Horse short leather boots I bought years ago and they are the best shape for riding - I even had to lengthen my stirrups one hole with them on!
Personally I live in Crocs now - Crocs wellies in winter, warm, light and don't make your feet sweat. The fact that I often get asked if I am wearing them for a bet I ignore...not good for riding in though although I do wear them when riding bareback. I even wear a black pair of Croc sandals in the office!
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Post by Cyndi on Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:44 am

Crocs??!! LOL I am not opposed to them, but everyone else in my family hates them! LOL If people are asking you if you're wearing your wellies as a bet, I'd say they are either loved or hated out your way too. Be yourself, and wear them proudly, my friend!!
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Post by HorseHippie on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:28 am

Well, sad news, tack store phoned me and they can't get any more pink ones til spring.... Sad Sad

Might have to settle for black....
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Post by Cyndi on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:18 pm

Dang nabbit!!! Don't you hate when you get all excited about something and then the plans change??!! I'm sure the black ones will look cool too.
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Post by HorseHippie on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:32 am

So, I ordered the black ones and also some really cool socks to go with them..should have them in a week or so!

I can't wait to get them and show my husband - oh the comment he will have, it will be too funny!!!
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Post by HorseHippie on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:52 am

Sooo, on my search for the pink ones...yes I really wanted the pink ones....I got an email on Friday.....

The local tack store here in town had a lady return a pair that WERE MY SIZE!!!!

Ooooh, I just love my new pink boots... Wink

As for the black ones, after my husband seen how happy I was with the pink ones, he told me that I should keep the black ones as the barn ones and the pink ones as the "town" shoes.... (I just love my husband Smile Smile )
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Post by Cyndi on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:57 am

WOO HOO!!!!! You have GOT to take a pic of you in those shoes!!

What a great hubby!!! Keep him!! LOL
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Post by HorseHippie on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:03 am

Yes, I love my husband - as he was telling me that I can keep the black ones, he also had his hand out waiting for me to hand over the credit card HA HA HA!!! I took it as a hint NO MORE SHOPPING!!! (for a while anyways!!!)

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Post by Cyndi on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:06 pm

Let's see...buying a new horse, having him shipped half way (if not more) across the country, then TWO new pairs of boots. Yep, I can see why he's reaching out his hand for the credit card. LOL If you're like me, I like having all these things in place and then the boots just make it all complete.
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Post by HorseHippie on Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:09 am

Ha ha ha Cyndi!! You're right about the logic!!

My husband and I have an agreement of sorts - birthday, Christmas, Valentine's and Mother's Day are all combined into one big present a year. This year, of course, has topped all the years so far!!!

But of course, what goes around comes around.... Wink He is pretty spoiled too.. ha ha and our 4 year old daughter - yikes, I'm gonna need a bigger house, or maybe, I will just move out to the barn...hmmm...
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