TACK & GEAR

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“Boot, sad­dle, to horse, and away! Res­cue my cas­tle be­fore the hot day Bright­ens to blue from its sil­very gray, Boot, sad­dle, to horse, and away!” ---Robert Brown­ing, “Cav­a­lier Tunes III Boot and Sad­dle” The Kade Coun­try Boot (sug­gested re­tail, $129.95), from Ova­tion, is de­signed for good looks as well as dura­bil­ity, with an oiled leather foot and a sueded up­per with a V-shaped de­tail and a but­ton cuff. The boot fea­tures a rugged, grippy out­sole and a wa­ter­proof, breath­able mem­brane. Avail­able in brown, in ladies’ Euro­pean sizes 36 to 42 (ap­prox­i­mately 6 to 10).

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Scaled for young rid­ers, thee Donatello Ju­nior (sug­gested re­tail, $229.99), from Tred­step Ire­land, is a clas­sic tall field boot hand­crafted of full-grain leather with a Euro­pean top line, side spur rests and a rolled toe cap. The ProFlex sys­tem al­lows the an­kle to flex, which re­duces break-in time, and the boot also fea­tures a full-length, heavy-duty coil zip­per and a rear stretch panel to en­sure a com-fort­able fit. Avail­able in kids’ sizes 35 to 39, in black. To lo­cate a re­tailer, visit www.tred­step.com. The ver­sa­tile Dublin Ria Boots (sug­gested re­tail, $189.99), from Weatherbee­ta, are light­weight and wa­ter­proof, with a sole de­signed to fit in the stir­rup as well as pro­vide trac­tion on the ground. Lined with a wa­ter­proof, breath­able mem­brane, the boot has a leather foot with durable ny­lon pan­els. Laced and elas­tic gus­sets at the top of the boot can be ad­justed to fit the calf. Avail­able in black-and-choco­late, brown or choco­late, in ladies’ whole and half sizes 6 to 10. To find a re­tailer, visit www.dublin­cloth­ing.com. To keep your feet warm on the cold­est days, the Ac­tive Win­ter Zip Pad­dock boots (sug­gested re­tail, $119) from Moun­tain Horse, fea­tures an in­su­lat­ing faux-fur lin­ing and a wa­ter­proof con­struc­tion. The tread on the out­soles is de­signed to re­pel dirt while en­hanc­ing grip in the stir­rups, and a steel shank pro­vides sta­bil­ity. The boot is de­signed for dura­bil­ity in ex­treme cold. Avail­able in ladies’ whole sizes 6 to 11, in black. To lo­cate a re­tailer, visit www. moun­tain­horseusa.com.

The Brown Tiger Eye Cowhide boot (sug­gested re­tail, $220), from Justin Boots, fea­tures a 13-inch white cowhide up­per with a col­or­ful, eye­catch­ing “scrib­ble” de­sign over a dark brown cowhide foot. The in­sole is con­structed with a mul­ti­lay­ered, sup­port­ive flex­i­ble com­fort sys­tem. Avail­able in ladies’ sizes 6 to 11, B and C widths. Visit www.justin­boots.com.

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