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The 8 Best Ariat Boots for Horse Riding

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A trail ride sounds like one of the most peaceful outings you can participate in right now.

Whether you have a horse or plan or taking a vacation where horseback riding is a popular activity, you'll need a pair of riding boots. Ariat riding boots are some of the best boots out there, so consider Ariat for all of your equestrian needs.

Ariat customers are impressed with the break-in period of the boots. Having a pair of high-quality boots that feel comfy for hours is essential for riding. Here are eight riding boots that equestrians can't live without.

Do Ariat Horse Riding Boots Run Big

Boots Empire says, "Ariat boots tend to run a bit larger than other brands, so suggested sizing is true to size or ordering half a size smaller than your normal shoe size. "

Work Gearz even compiled a boot size chart to help you out.

Having boots that run big can be a hassle, but it beats running small (in my opinion). Thick socks can always help with boots, but feel free to take your chances and size down or go with your regular size.

Ariat's Return Policy

  • Return items should be unworn, and still have their tags and original packaging.
  • You may return your order within 90 days from the receipt of the order.

The return policy is fairly simple. Be sure not to wear them outside! Try them on inside in case you need to return them within 90 days of the order date.

Women's Ariat English Riding Boots

Tall Boots

1. Heritage Contour Field Zip Tall Riding Boot

The Ariat Heritage boot collection is a top pick for riders. A customer left a five-star review and said, "Love love love the contour on the ankle very slim and overall an extremely sharp boot. True to shoe size!"

The countered fit, moisture-wicking sock liner, and price are unbeatable.

2. Heritage Contour II Field Zip Tall Riding Boot

Ariat Women's Heritage II boots have 4LR technology for support and cushioning, making them a top choice for comfort. There's a full-length elasticized panel on the lateral side with an elastic gusset on the inside knee, which is also a plus.

3. Bromont Pro Tall Waterproof Insulated Tall Riding Boot

These tall riding boots are perfect for rainy days. The waterproof boots are insulated and have ATS technology for stability and comfort. The full-length YKK zipper won't leave you hanging. They're built to last!

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4. Kinsley Dress Tall Riding Boot

The Kinsley tall riding boots are handcrafted from full-grain leather (inside and out). With ATS Pro technology, riders will have ultimate durability and comfort in Ariat's tall boots. The built-in heel cushion also provides comfort.

When it comes to style, these boots are also top-notch. There are an elegant cufflink and full-length zipper.

These boots will last for years! The duratread outsole provides wear resistance and flexibility. Still not sure about this style? Terra gave them five stars and wrote, "I am 5'4" I bought the medium height slim fit. They are difficult to zip up and hit very high behind my knee which is exactly how they should be to start out! The footbed is extremely comfortable for a riding boot and they will wear in perfectly. Love these boots!"

Paddock Boots

5. Heritage IV Zip Paddock Paddock Boot

Add these Ariat boots to your wishlist today. These equestrian boots can be yours for under $150. Numerous customers recommend these paddock boots!

The shock-absorbing boot has a built-in heel cushion engineered with a landing area for ease of heel strike.

6. Devon Nitro Paddock Boot

Ariat ladies choose these equestrian boots for comfort and price. The Shock Shield diffuses heel strike to minimize fatigue, and the removable NITRO insole is perfect for shock absorption and rebound.

7. Barnyard Lace Waterproof Boot

Ariat's full-grain leather Barnyard boots are waterproof and comfy. With a padded collar, you won't find yourself eager to get out of these boots.

They're also extremely lightweight.

8. Heritage Breeze Zip Paddock Boot

The Heritage Breeze Paddock boots are a favorite for riders. The $149 Ariat riding boots are soft, washable, and have 4LR technology for support and cushioning. If you need moisture-wicking paddock boots, this is the best pick.

The duratread outsole has a self-cleaning tread. These boots will stay clean, dry and will avoid wear and tear for a long time.

Be sure to check out Ariat for field boots, cowboy boots, and dress boots.

Best Half Chaps

Breeze Chap Half Chap (Unisex)

Ariat's premium suede half chaps are soft and work well with the Breeze paddock boots to create a protective system. The leather is washable, so feel free to clean them up when needed. Thanks to the elastic gore, they'll have a glove-like fit.

This post was originally published on July 14, 2020.

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