The equestrian sport calls for decent wear that provides maximum safety of the rider. Helmets, protective vests and horse riding boots ensure extra protection when horseback riding. However, many equestrians underestimate the role of proper footwear.
History of jodhpur boots
The jodhpur boot originated in the 1920s in the Indian city of Jodhpur. Polo players in Jodhpur often wore knee-high riding boots. The knee-high boots protected the rider’s calf muscles and prevented chafing. Jodhpur boots replaced these tall riding boots and became popular as riding shoes. The traditional design was modified slightly to suit modern tastes. Nowadays, many horseback riders wear jodhpur boots. Short riding boots are a practical and popular choice – not only for casual, everyday use (e.g. as paddock boots), but also in the saddle.