Cold Weather Boots - Which ones to choose?
Fall and Winter riding can be challenging. Keeping your feet warm and dry in the saddle and in the barn is essential for comfort as well as for your safety. Some criteria to think about..
Short or Tall?
For riding or for barn work?
For Schooling or Competition?
Do they have to double for riding and barn?
Do you want a thermal lining?
Lace up, zip up?
In general, features and durability drive the price, so a waterproof tall boot with thermal, wool or fleece lining and moisture wicking features will cost more than a boot that has a regular lining and is not waterproof.
For safety, barn boots that do not have a heel should not be used for riding. A regular store-bought tall boot or winter boot is more than likely not safe to ride in. Choose your winter riding boots from equestrian brands like Dublin, Horze, Mountain Horse and Ovation.