Mountain Horse Ice Rider Tall Boot
Best winter boots ever! warm and last several winters or until I have actually worn the soles out.
I think I am on my third pair.
Zippers are good. Pretty much watertight. Good support for riding and walking. Comfy.
February 28, 2013
Love and hate them
When I got these boots I was worried the inside of the calf would scratch my saddle, however it did not leave any marks on my saddle at all. They were comfortable to ride in. Comfortable to wear around the barn and kept my feet warm except on below zero days. My disappointment in these boots came a few months after I bought them. The outside material came apart from the sole on one boot. It's a 4 inch opening and caused my foot to get soaked and VERY cold. It's quite disappointing because I found these boots very comfortable from the start and I loved that they kept my feet warm and dry. I hope it was just a faulty boot.
February 27, 2013
I absolutely love these boots. They are warm, fit perfectly and were comfortable to ride in the first time I wore them. I rode in a clinic several weeks ago in 23 degree temperatures and my feet were toasty warm!
February 22, 2013
I only wore these for about 30 minutes, they were very stiff and way too uncomfortable. I returned them and bought Ariat Brossard boots which were comfortable right out of the box. I only wish they were as tall as the Mountain Horse Boots which is the only thing I liked about the Ice Riders.
February 14, 2013
Warm, Waterproof, Functional
This is the second time around I have purchased these boots. My mother and I bought the first set 4+ years ago, and I am still wearing mine. I ride in them quite a bit during the winter, and I never have a problem with my feet getting cold, even on 4-5 hour fox hunts. Mostly waterproof, but if you have to swim a creek then they are going to get water in through the zipper. Other than that a very great quality boot for the price! Comfortable and plenty of room for thicker socks, layers, winter breeches, etc.
February 1, 2013
I purchased these boots a year ago and should have returned them at that time. On the positive side, the boots are warm. However, the zippers are incredibly stiff, even after an application of lithium grease. My achilles is rubbed raw every time I wear them so I must use moleskin to protect that area. My feet hurt in them in the saddle and on the ground. Since I've had them for some time, I've not pursued a return and continue to "make do.". Smart Pak has great products and service and this is the only time I've been disappointed.
January 24, 2013