Since we are in the spirit of sales. Ooteman always launches their sales prices before the actual sales, so you can sit down and look through and then quickly buy when the actual sales starts online. Today they released the prices and on Monday at 18.00, you will be able to buy the products. Below you can find some of the scoops I wouldn’t mind buying(you can find the links and prices below).
Since I got to hear that Mr.Grumpy has a bad hoof yesterday I decided to take it slow today. So we went to the lunging circle and practiced some lunging without a rope. In the beginning he did his normal “I’ll just stop here and eat some grass”, but after some rounds he got it and listened well. Afterwards I sat down and let him eat some grass and chill out. The rest of the day I spent in the sun while cleaning all my tack(don’t do it in the sun, it’s not good for the leather, haha). Such a relaxing day, well needed for us both. Tomorrow it’s back to yoga and riding.
As I told yesterday I went and bought new boots. It was quite a journey!
On Friday I went to Epplejeck Heemskerk who told me I wasn’t allowed to try the ones I wanted to try because she checked the size of my calf and said they would never fit. So the next morning we went to Divoza in Zoetemeer, which is a 40 minute drive from where I live. Once there no one came to help me and I couldn’t find anyone either so I decided to try on some boots myself. I tried on the one that I wanted, and noticed it did fit around the calf, but they didn’t have the size I needed. So on we went to the next store which was Epplejeck Den Haag. The girl that helped me there was a lot nicer then the one the day before, but unfortunately they didn’t have my size, but at least I found out that the boots did fit around the calf for sure.
Thereafter I started calling around to loads of different stores: Levade in Haarlem didn’t sell them, Boer en dier in Muiderberg told me the size didn’t exist?! and then lastly I ended up checking Ooteman and they had them, the only issue was that they were over an hour away from where we were and it was 1530 and the store closed at 17.00. However we decided to drive there and I was so happy I did. Not only did they have the boots I wanted in both Black and brown, so I could choose, but they also provided great service. And to make it even better the boot was priced down from 299 euro to 245. Below you can finally see my new boot, the Petrie Padova. I was so afraid that I would need to customise boots as I have quite thick calfs(42 cm), but these fit perfectly because of the elastic on the back. Once I’ve used them a couple of times I’ll make a review. For now they do feel super comfy and love that the zipper is on the front side.
Finally after quite some time saving I will be able to buy new riding boots. Now I just ride with a pretty cheap, pretty shabby pair of a random brand leather boots. However if I want to ride competitions I need to get myself a new pair.
I’ve been researching a bit for different ones, but still haven’t fully figured out which ones I want to buy. As the price for leather boots are quite steep I want to make sure I know exactly which pair I want before spending so much money. The ones I’ve been checking out are from the brands : Derby, de Niro, Amazona sueca Petrie and Cavallo. Here are some of the options I am looking at:
Cavallo – Grand Prix Plus
Cavallo – Piaffe Plus
Petrie – Olympic
Petrie – Allure
However I think this pair is the one I will come home with. The Petrie Allure.
What do you think?