So on show jumping day at Virginia Horse Trials, the zipper on my tall boots finally gave in and got completely jammed. I could not zip it down any further than the top of the ankle. In a panic I finally shoved my foot in. This allowed me to show jump, even with only five minutes of warm up, but my zipper completely popped.
I knew I needed to get new tall boots. These were Tredsteps I had for over two years… they gave me enough life for the cost, and replacing the zipper didn’t make sense financially since I buy low-end boots anyway.
I loved these Tredsteps, but recently figured out how I could order Ariat merchandise through work at wholesale price, so considering I was price-sensitive enough to ride in broken boots for three weeks, I knew I had to make the switch.
Seeing as though I could get tall boots for half price, I did the only logical thing – I bought two pairs. Two for the price of one! It makes sense – this way I can actually finally have a schooling pair and a show pair. I can practically be a real horseback rider now.
Seeing a post from Karen at Patently Bay wearing brown boots finally pushed me over the edge to get some myself, so now I have two lovely pairs of tall boots – a black and a brown!
I also got talls… seeing as though I’m 5’9″ I’m surprised I haven’t gotten “tall” tall boots before, but I think when the drop a bit I think the length will make them look really elegant – I’m also hoping these help me to miraculously ride better. hehe
I wore the brown ones to ride yesterday, and I can’t wait for them to break in! Love them already!
What kind of tall boots do you prefer? And if you have any tips for quickly breaking them in – I would love to hear them!!