So I'm looking for a pair of shipping boots for Mr. Moon.
But, with impending lessons (hopefully next week, but waiting to hear back from T and M), some rather large commitments for our future home, and the general lack of OT at work, it seems that the wallet is a little bare. My hope, was to find a used pair, going for maybe $40, and bite the bullet. Not a big deal, and it's true, for the 10 or so km's I'm trailering him, there shouldn't be much issue.
Unfortunately, all the shipping boots I like (completely unwilling to just buy something to have something, when I know I'll hate them and want to sell them right away), are close to $100. That's CRAZY!
Right now, I'm madly in love with the Pessoa's (yes, you're paying through the nose for a brand and a fancy 'P'), Amigo's and Weavers. The Shedrow Plaids are not unreasonable, and Dover also has a decent pair of plaids on sale for $65 plus shipping right now.
Shedrow Full Coverage - $59 (can purchase locally)
Shedrow Plaid - $89 (can purchase locally)
Amigo - $58 USD --> $84 after shipping OR $86 to buy them from Apple Saddlery, here at home...plus shipping.
Pessoa - $81 (Plus shipping and duty)
Weaver - $67 (plus shipping and duty from HorseLoverz)
Weatherbeeta - $55
Weatherbeeta Deluxe - $70
Roma Deluxe - $63 OR $99 to buy from Apple Saddlery, here at home.
Dover Pro Plaid - $65 (ridiculous shipping, so let's take this off the list!)
On a good note, I JUST sold my halter-bridle, which is AWESOME! I know, a lot of you are wonder "A Halter-Bridle?". It was a leather halter, with clips that allowed you to attach reins and a bit. Great concept, but the one I had just didn't suit me (black tack...). So I sold it, never having used it, and have $30 in my pocket to put towards my shipping boots. And some girl will now get a new halter-bridle (which her mom is bedazzling!) for her birthday. Win-win for sure!
Soooo...I'm in to process of finding out the shipping rates on the Dover Plaid ones...and got a response back that shipping will be (at the cheapest) $175 plus duty and the cost of merchandise.
...as my search continues, I discovered this ADORABLE product...oh if only I wouldn't be teased!
Oooo....Wilton Tack will sell the Amigo's for $65, plus taxes, and no shipping costs if I spend $100...OR, $14 to ship.
Or Weaver's for $70.
And maybe next week I can swing out to Oakbank and see what Horse and Co. is carrying. Hmmm...should call Canvasback while I'm at it too. There MUST be a good deal on some Amigos/Weatherbeeta's going on somewhere!