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mckenzie · 07/11/2013 17:08

I've just started riding again after over 25 years out of the saddle. I'm pleased to say i found an old pair of jodhpurs that still fit but i need to buy some boots. I'm loathe to spend lots of money on riding boots but i don't fancy johdpur boots (i'm too old Smile).
Can anyone suggest something please?
I have some leather Timberland dog walking boots that i wore yesterday but they have a long zip and it left a nasty sore mark on the inside of my calf. Both of them. So i don't really want to wear them again.

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Battytwollocks · 07/11/2013 19:23

I came back to riding after a long break too, the costly mistake I made was buying a cheaper pair of riding boots but I soon realised that they simply weren't as good as some of the more pricey ones. I ended up buying a pair of ariat grasmeres using an offer code from a cheap online saddler and they are fab, the cheaper pair are in my garage, and I could have saved myself the £60 I spent on them! The Ariats are also very pretty and double up as country boots too. I have tried other pricey brands but they are not all equal! I think there is a quote from someone saying that you should buy the best bed and boots you can afford as if you're not in one then you're in the other.

PoshPenny · 07/11/2013 23:15

What about jodhpur boots with suede or leather half chaps. that way you won't look like an overgrown child and it is a cheaper option than leather riding boots which cost a fortune and not necessarily easy to find ones that fit.

mckenzie · 09/11/2013 13:01

thanks for the posts guys. I'll look into both options. Smile

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Butkin · 09/11/2013 22:14

Why do you need long boots? I'd definitely go for the jod boots you're wearing and a pair of nice half chaps. I wear Ariat jod boots and Black leather Ariat half chaps and they have lasted me 5 years +

If you plan to compete then you can choose the best boots you can afford. By then your calf size may have changed if you're riding regularly.

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