What riding boots for husband returning to riding?

Higgle

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Seeing the pleasure I've had from starting to ride again this year after a long gap my husband has decided to follow suit, and has booked to go with me on a 4 day break in Cumbria in the early summer. he will begin to have some lessons after Christmas. We sold our horses 20 years ago and as his was a bit of a nutter who he controlled admirably I'm sure he will soon be enjoying it again. He has been muttering about some long leather boots for Christmas but I have explained to him most people seem to wear short boots and half chaps these days, which are more versatile. I would like to get him something nice, but not ruinously expensive any suggestions? It will be mainly for hacking and possibly informal cross country.
 

PapaverFollis

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My OH wear Ariet short boots and leather half chaps. He preferred that for getting a good fit on the calf. Not a cheap option but not prohibitive cost wise and good quality. It's a while since he got them so I can't remember what particular style they are but they look very smart.

Where in Cumbria are you going? Just being nosey.
 

Higgle

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PF, that is exactly what I wear, so i know it is a good combination, and I will recommend. We are going to Stonetrail, I went on a 3 day ride for those returning to riding last year and came back with hugely renewed confidence.
 

GTRJazz

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I use Mountain horse long boots, if short boots are worn make sure they are designed for horse riding I had a nasty leg injury through wearing builders type boots which jammed in the irons
 
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I'm breaking in some Rhinegold Olympias as I drink a pint of ale while warming by the log burner.

Go for long boots! (And beer) as long as you take your time breaking them in they will serve you well.
 
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