Manufacturer: Mountain Horse (View all products by Mountain Horse)
Model: Richmond Field Boots (View all Richmond Field Boots reviews)
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: Ordered them from Dover Saddlery, $299.
Likes: The footbed of these boots makes you feel like you are wearing your favorite pair of sneakers. I use them almost everyday for riding, feeding, and other barnwork and they feel great and still look great! The elastic gussets allow the boots to fit like custom boots whether I'm in my show breeches, lightweight schooling tights, or heavier winter breeches. I was concerned about the zippers after reading some reviews, but it seems that Mountain Horse has rectified that with using YKK zippers on the newer boots. I'm looking at trying the new MH Supreme field boots when these wear out (if they ever do).
Dislikes: A little stiff at the back of the knee at first, but they broke in nicely and fairly quickly. Nothing like my pull-on Ariat Heritage boots that are several years old and still wound me after a day of wear.
Quality: Construction in great! Zippers have not given me any trouble and I'm careful not to over strain them, and make sure to keep them clean. They have broken in very nicely and shine up great with some polish and some hard-core buffing.
Summary: I would recommend these boots to everyone, especially harder to fit riders. The elastic gussets allow the boot to conform to nearly any shape of calf, and are hardly noticeable in the show ring. The SCS3 system is easy on the feet and gives a bit of extra traction and cushioning. They wear like iron and if you are diligent about the zippers, these boots will last a long time.
Usefulness Rating: 2.6 out of 5.
10 reader(s) voted.
Blundstone Paddock boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Grand Prix Prestige Zip up Paddock Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Charles Owen Wellington English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ovation Deluxe Schooler Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ovation Euro Continentail LTD Field Boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Mountain Horse Supreme Field Boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Tucci Galileo (off the rack) English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Mountain Horse Supreme Field Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Performer zip up paddock boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
International Riding Helmets Equi-Lite DFS Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Tedstep Donatello English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Dublin Synthetic Half Chaps English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Auken Nouvelle II Paddock English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Womens Terrain Zip H20 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Samshield Basic Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Mondega Air Flow half chaps English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
MOUNTAIN HORSE TERRA NOVA English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ovation Aeros Elite Tall Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
International Riding Helmets Advance Tech Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets