I’ve been hanging around the forums for a while, but I’ve never really had a reason to post until now. Anyways, I just started the whole English thing around a year ago and I could use some advice on tall boots that actually last.
Right now I have Ariat Heritage boots, but despite me babying the darn things they started developing holes on month three, and now they’ve gotten bad enough that they’re almost ready to trash :no: They’re just not worth patching. I’m riding 2-4 horses 5 times a week and I need boots that can actually hold up to a few hours in the saddle. I know pro’s ride far more a day than I do, so good boots have to be out there somewhere :lol: It doesn’t matter if they’re field boots or dress boots, they’ll only be used for schooling. I already had to get a show pair (Ariat Challenges) for IHSA after my other boots were too far gone to pass my trainer’s approval.
I’m willing to spend some money up front for boots that I won’t have to replace every year or two, and I’d prefer to stay away from Ariats if at all possible. Their western boots went from lasting years to having to be replaced every 8ish months, and so far I’m seeing the same with their tall boots.
Any advice would be appreciated, even if it’s just what boots not to get!
Thanks in advance.