For the British farmer there is no greater companion than the Wellington boot. After all, you have to spend every day in the fields, with the animals, and ensuring that the crops are growing healthily and undisturbed. This takes place regardless of the weather, and so in a country where rain is the primary forecast, it is good to know you can go out with protected feet and a comfortable pair of boots.
What to Look For
When looking for a reliable pair of yard boots, you will want something that is sturdy, hardwearing, and unlikely to tear quickly. A Wellington boot that fits well and warms icy toes is often a bonus, especially for winter days at the stables. After all, while a horse stepping on your feet certainly warms them up, a nice lining would be more welcome. Preferably, you’ll be able to wear them all year round and won’t need a pair of winter and summer wellies. Here are some of the best winter yard boots, and those for mucking out, on the market.
From the expensive and stylish, to the cheap and practical, you’ll find a boot here that is sure to suit your needs.
Dubarry – Hard Wearing and Durable from Ireland
In general, it would seem that the more expensive brands such as Ariat and Le Chameau are the best equine yard boots. They tend to last longer and are more durable, as well as being that bit more comfortable. Plus, they keep your feet warm and dry in the winter. Places like Le Chameau and Joules who have warranties on their boots instil more confidence into you when it comes to assessing the quality of their footwear. While they are quite high up on the chain when it comes to expense it is well worth saving up for these if you need something that will last you a long time. Which, when it comes to horses, you most certainly will.
However, if you’re looking for a pair of farming wellies that cost a little less but still offer good quality, then it’s worth taking a look at brands like Barbour, or maybe even the cheaper brands like Dunlop if you don’t want to spend a great deal. For those of you looking for a welly that is going to serve you well at the yard, and doesn’t break the bank, be sure to look into Muck Boots. They are reasonably priced and made for those in the agricultural and equestrian industry, which means they are going to last and do what you need them to.
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