Top Winter Boot Picks for All Barn Climates

By: Ariane Schirmer

The equestrian world has a vast array of winter boots to choose from, and rightly so considering the number of hours most riders spend in them. There are winter boots tailored to every style, horse riding discipline and barn chore. It seems that choosing a quality boot is never more important than during the frigid winter months; there’s nothing quite like the pain of shattered feet after dismounting from a chilly ride.  Below are our top winter boot picks available at Horse Tack Co. And don’t forget to utilize the promo code “LoveTheRide” to receive 15% off your Horse Tack Co. order, all the time and anytime.

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Gumleaf Norse Welly Boot – $195.00

Having just moved to the south, I’m learning just how wet the fall and winter seasons down here can be. There are more puddles than patches of ice and these welly boots have a non-slip, deep tread sole that is ready to tackle either. Great for working around the barn, the Gumleaf Norse Welly Boots are completely waterproof and feature an air-cushioned heel for supreme comfort. Gumleaf offers this welly style in 3 colors – classic black, or vibrant red or royal blue for bolder tastes. This boot isn’t just fashionable either; it’s made of 85% natural rubber so they won’t crack, sure to last you for years-worth of puddles to come.

 From Course Walks to Snowy Paddocks
Dublin River Tall Boots – $229.99screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-2-39-02-pm

River boots seem to have grown in popularity over the last few years; they’re easy to slip on and are a good alternative to paddock boots in wet or snowy conditions. Dublin’s River Tall Boots are the ideal blend of style and functionality, at an affordable price point. Whether mucking stalls or spending time in the saddle, these boots are durable, lightweight and designed to last.  Your feet will stay warm and dry with the boot’s moisture wicking lining and triple density foot bed. These boots have enhanced cushion across the entire foot and heel, plus arch support, making them perfect for trainers or working students that spend all day in their boots.

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-2-42-27-pmDressage Ice Queen Approved
Mountain Horse Active Winter High Rider Riding Boots -$167.99

Designed to satisfy the tastes of even the most stylish dressage queens, these Mountain Horse boots are winter and ring ready. These boots are styled like a tall dress boot and feature some serious treads that are dirt repellent to enhance your grip in the stirrups. The Active Winter High Rider Riding Boots are lined in a lush, heat-insulting faux fur to keep your feet and legs toasty. Waterproofing up to the start of the zipper will help keep your feet dry, making these great to wintery rides but maybe not the best option for walking through water complexes on cross country. The attention to detail and construction, like the built in steel shank for added stability, give you a boot that will last for many winters and snowy rides in the future.

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Ariat Extreme Tall H20 Insulated Boot – $239.95

Are you expecting Old Man Winter to drop feet-upon-feet of snow on you and your ponies? Weatherman’s forecast for the barn look something like a scene out of Frozen? Well Ariat’s got you covered with their Extreme Tall H20 Insulated Boots. Designed for riding or working in even the roughest conditions, these boots are fully waterproof. The full-grain leather is combined with a suede/neoprene shaft and lined with a waterproof membrane to keep feet dry. The lining of these boots incorporates Thinsulate to keep the wearer warm, but is also breathable to prevent overheating. With added details like an adjustable cord top and Duratread outsole, these Ariats will help you to brave whatever winter has in store for you.

Winter is the perfect time to upgrade your equestrian footwear or treat another hard working rider this holiday season to a pair picked just for them. Use the Horse Tack Co. promo code “LoveTheRide” to save 15% on the best winter boots and other horse riding equipment to prep your barn for the colder months ahead.

 

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