Horse Racing and Riding Boots | Footwear | Rider Attire
Riding boots are an essential clothing item when it comes to horse riding. This protective footwear has been specifically designed to work with the rider, not against it. A classic boot comes high enough up on the riderís leg that it will prevent the individual from being pinched by the saddle leathers. These boots also typically have a sturdy toe end to protect the riderís foot when he or she is on the ground, and features a distinct heel that will prevent their foot from sliding through the stirrup. Depending on the type of boot, the sole might be smooth or lightly textured to avoid getting caught on the stirrup tread in the event of a fall.
The modern riding boot is characterized by a low heel, typically less than an inch tall. This is a big difference, historically, from boots worn in the past which featured a higher heel to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup. Todayís technology and advancements, however, strategically design the heel and sole so that they work together to prevent these types of issues, such as by adding a particular texture to provide a better grip onto the stirrup. Our fine selection of boots fits the needs of many, whether you are a jockey training for a race, or need a pair to simply take your horse galloping around the track.