Manufacturer: Roma (View all products by Roma)
Model: Roma Competitor Series Pack - Front and Hind Boots (View all Roma Competitor Series Pack - Front and Hind Boots reviews)
Category: Horse Boots and Wraps
Purchase: I bought these online for about $60 including shipping for the whole set. I ride a lesson horse and the boots provided by the instructor tend to go in and out of the tack room, so I wanted to be sure I had leg protection for my horse whenever I came to ride her. We wanted boots that would last a fair amount of time riding about 3-4 times per week, but still weren't expensive like Eskadrons.
Likes: The hard plastic shells are durable and look nice, even after two years of wear They are pretty scratched up, but it's not super noticeable, and after all that's what they are there for, right? The neoprene is folded in at the edges, and has held up very well, except in the parts where my horse has interfered and torn it, and even then the tears are minimal, and the boots are still functional. I like how on the top of the open front boots, there is a cutback so my horse doesn't get hit in the back of the knee when jumping. The Velcro has held up and one boot has only fallen off once, and that was during a long day of cross country schooling. The elastic straps have also held up, with minimal stretching out. They are very easy to wash and have held up to a few machine washes and many hose washes.
Dislikes: My horse is a big warmblood with fairly big cannons who also tends to get stocked up behind. At first these boots were really tight on her legs. We stretched the shell out manually, and they work well, but when I put the hinds on her she usually acts a little bit uncomfortable for the first few steps and then settles in. If you have a horse with thicker legs, it's something that you should be aware of. Conversely, I rode a small fine-boned TB with them and they fit him great.
Quality: I would say they are good quality for what the starting materials are. Neoprene and plastic can't last forever, and I expect these to last about another 6 months to a year. They are definitely good quality for the price.
Summary: They're good boots for the price, and you can expect them to last a while. They are a little narrow, but it's possible to stretch them out. Overall, Roma did a nice job on these and if I am looking for inexpensive open front and hind boots, I will definitely buy these again.
Author: a classy potato
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
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