I recently got a pair of Horze reflective boots -- one of many kinds of protection boots offered by Horze. I chose these (which Horze provided for free in exchange for this review) because I had such a good experience with the Horze reflective bell boots ($12). The neoprene-type bell boots are soft for Ri's sensitive chestnut legs but they've held up really well, and they are easy to take on and off.
These galloping boots are the "match" to the bell boots. At $29 the price point is tough to beat. Like the bell boots, these tendon boots are soft, and softly bright as opposed to neon which I think is pretty (see my photos below). The slightly sherbet-colored orange has reflective tape and tough velcro closures with reflective Horze logos.
- They have a straight velcro closure, which is safer. The hook and loop closures are easy to overtighten and in my opinion, a loser.
- There are no sharp unfinished edges on this Horze boot, which looks more polished and finished.
- It may sound silly, but we probably all have clothing we wear because the fabric just feels nice. The material these boots are made of feels more like a microfiber than neoprene, and just judging by the using them on Riley, they may not store heat the way neoprene boots do. They feel like a textile.
- The reflectivity is a bonus for night riders, road riders, or night turnout.