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Which Riding Boots Should You Choose?

You will notice the huge range of boots available in any equestrian store or website, many boots vary massively in price, but how do you know which boot to choose, what features make a good boot? We are going to look at what you do and what you need to help you decide which boot style is best for you.

Learner rider

What you do: So you’ve just started riding, you turn up jump on, have your lesson and go home after. You’ll go on the odd hack and maybe stay around the yard to lend a hand. 

What you’ll need: So you need some boots which will be safe to ride in and durable. It is important when shopping for riding boots to remember to buy ones with no/very little tread, the last thing you want is to get your foot stuck in the stirrup and get dragged along!

What we recommend:

The Requisite Waterproof Jodhpur Boots are a great value riding boot suitable for everyday use. They are made of PVC, these pull on boots are also waterproof, with rubber soles, fabric pulls and elasticated side panels.

Groom/ Stablehand

What you do: Long days of hard graft, up at the crack of dawn, mucking out, prepping feeds, grooming etc. etc. (This list could go on for a while!)

What you’ll need: You should be looking for boots with a strong grip which are durable, warm and comfortable. They need to protect your toes from clumsy hooves and give you plenty of movement.

What we recommend:

These rider classic boots are perfect for year round use with a stylish checked lining complete with extra padding around the ankle for added comfort. these ladies riding boots are also designed with a removable eva insole and a steel shank for added stability and a shock absorbing system.

Country Bumpkin

What you do: You fit riding and horse care into your normal everyday life.

What you’ll need: Your boots need to be functional and stylish so you can go straight onto your next task of the day.

What we recommend:

These riding boots are perfect for riding or walking through the country, featuring a long calf length with a leather upper for a luxury feel and a Puratex membrane that is both wind and waterproof to keep you fully protected whilst still being breathable to keep your feet cool.

Regular Competitor

What you do: Competing at any level at every opportunity, or splashing out on some long lasting, comfortable boots to add a bit of luxury to your riding.

What you need: Black boots are always a safe bet when competing or showing, they need to be presentable and simple with a touch of class. Regular riders will need boots which are comfortable, hard wearing and will last for many years of hard use.

What we recommend:

The Mountain Horse Young High Rider Junior Boots are perfect for regular competitors or everyday riders who want to get a comfortable fit thanks to the elasticated laces to the instep to allow the boot to flex with your ankles as you ride or walk. These Riding Boots benefit from a Stirrup Control System which provides a more secure grip and are constructed with a soft leather to reduce rubbing.

So whether your learning to ride or work with horses, it’s always best to think about your needs and your budget. These boots recommended are the best in their ranges but many more types and styles are available Here.