Manufacturer: Hi-Tec (View all products by HyTec)
Model: Horse Boots (View all Horse Boots reviews)
Category: Horse Boots and Wraps
Purchase: I heard about these boots from a rider at my barn. She was thrilled about them even after owning them for several months. So, I got online, and bought them from Dover Saddlery. The neoprene-lined front boots are $67.80, the hinds are $64.90. The Sheepskin-lined fronts are $134.90, and the hinds are $127.60.
Likes: First of all, these boots come in an awesome variety of colors...including Hunter, Navy, Black, Gold, Silver, and white. One of the main reasons I bought these boots instead of the Professionals Choice boots are because the Hi-Tec boots are designed and made in Italy...and any tack made in Italy pretty much speaks for itself...those Italians know their horses!!! The outter shell, is heavy duty plastic, and it is flexible, so it is not uncomfortable for the horse, no matter what disapline you compete or ride in! The boots are more seperatly shaped for the right and left legs for a better fit. The tops are rounded off, so it will not chapp your horses legs or rub them raw even when doing cross country. Another thing I loved about these boots were that I could easily take off the lining and wash it with all my other laundry, then you just put them back on...easy as that! The best part about these boots is that instead of leather or nylon buckles, then have the stud closures, which makes an easy off and on!
Dislikes: They seem to slide a little bit after use because eventually the studs loosen...but I have had mine for a few months and haven't personally had a problem with it, but my friend has had hers for 6 months now, and hers are slowly having that problem.
Quality: I have the neoprene lined ones, and they can be removed to wipe down or wash...I do not know about the sheepskin-lined boots, but I suppose you could also take those off the wash them. The neoprene is tough and has not been rubbed yet, even after hard use. After my friend has used her's for months, the plastic outter shell has not broke, been chipped, or damaged in any way other than the occasional scratch. She does cross country, so they out up with a lot.
Summary: Overall, when I first bought these boots, I didn't know how good of quality they would be for approx. $70, but I swear, I would have paid $200.00 for these boots, for the quality I recieved!
Author: Nikki Spiess
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
5 reader(s) voted.
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