Long Riding Boots
Riding footwear is a personal preference – some riders like short paddock style boots whereas others prefer the long, knee high riding boot. Ideal for dressage and showjumping, long riding boots add style, finesse and sophistication to give you that winning look in the show ring.
From a practical side, long riding boots help maintain a consistent leg position, prevent a break in contact with the flank of the horse and help facilitate communication of subtle leg aids. Unlike chaps which sit over short boots, long riding boots fit closely around the ankle and thigh over breeches to allow your legs to maintain a close contact with your horse without rubbing from your clothing and protecting the lower leg.
It is important to remember that the life of your long riding boots depends largely on how you look after them! Whether they are leather, PVC or suede, it is important to ensure that should your boots get wet at the yard or when riding in the rain, that you dry them thoroughly (Make sure this does not involve placing on a radiator or heat source as this can make them crack!). Tall Riding Boots are best left to dry naturally, firstly make sure you clean any mud and dirt from the surface of your boots as if this is left it can eat away and cause deterioration of the leather, then once dried ensure your leather is treated regularly with the appropriate leather oil.
When storing your boots between riding sessions it is recommended to keep the boots upright with a boot tree to ensure they maintain their shape. If you are searching for Long riding boots, look no further than the extensive range from Discount Equestrian. We offer some of the best brands on the market such as the exquisite, Italian Brogini range, the stunning Tredstep Ireland range and the versatile Just Togs range. Available in a range of width fittings and in both adult and junior sizes, we offer a long riding boot for every horse rider.