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Field Boots

If you are looking for field boots or hunter/jumper boots for your next competition Horze Equestrian and B Vertigo have field boots that are durable and stylish that will look sharp and help you to perform flawlessly. Choose from the traditional leather field boots that will look great while providing grip and stability in the saddle to get you around those tougher jump courses. For those of you who are economically-minded but still want style and performance, choose from synthetic boots that look traditional and still provide grip and stability over the course, but are both affordable and easy to maintain. Horze Equestrian and B Vertigo have field boots for every member of the family too! Field boots come in women's, kids' and men's sizes and styles.

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Field Boots

Named after the rank of officers, “field grade,” who traditionally wore them, field boots are a functional boot designed to provide comfort, stability and protection during long days in the saddle. Like all English tall boots, field boots feature a low heel to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup iron and tightly cover the rider’s leg from toe to knee to provide stability in the saddle and protection against rubs from stirrup leathers.

The defining feature of field boots is the laced ankle, which allows for extra flexibility through the ankle and deeper heel drop. Flexibility at the ankle allows for shorter stirrups and a close-contact feel at the inside calf favored by jumpers. The Field Boots supple leather allows the riding to feel the horse’s barrel. Most contemporary field boots have a zipper that runs from the knee to base of the foot, making them easier to put on and take off and make them easier to break in. While true pull-on field boots are uncommon, many still include swagger tabs which were traditional used to pull the boots onto the riders leg.

Field boots are ideal for disciplines involving long rides and jumping, which require deep heels. They are currently popular in hunter/jumper competitions, hunter seat equitation, show jumping, causal fox hunting and cross country. We carry field boots designed by Horze Equestrian and B Vertigo.

Measuring and Fit of Field Boots

To measure yourself for tall boots you will need: the breeches and socks you intend to wear while riding in your tall boots, a chair, a cloth measuring tape, and a friend. Once you have your calf width and height measurements, compare them to the riding boot sizing charts provided by the Horze Equestrian, B Vertigo or Finntack to find the perfect fit.

While wearing the breeches and socks you plan to ride in, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and your knees at a 90 degree angle. First, have your friend measure the widest point of your calf. Faithfully record this number. The boots will loosen over time and its important to measure for a snug, but not painful, initial fit. They should be difficult to put on and take off without being painful. A tight initial fit makes sure that the boot won’t stretch and sag as it’s broken in. Boots that are too loose can develop folds around the ankles that can be uncomfortable, distracting and unattractive. These folds may also cause the boot to drop to an unacceptably short height. When ordering a boot with zippers, you should look for a calf measurement that is just slightly wider than your own. You should be able to zipper the boot all the way to the knee and fasten the clasp at the top while standing.

Next, have your friend measure your leg from the floor to the back of your knee. The height of your boots is more a matter of personal preference than the width. For Field Boots it is recommended that 1 ½ to 2 inches are added to the measured height of your calf, depending on whether you prefer your boots taller or shorter. To achieve the maximum height after break-in, the front of the Field boot should hit the middle of your knee. Initially, the boots will feel too high and will crease at the top as you bend your knees, they will become more comfortable as they drop after the first few rides.