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Mous Boots custom make and hand craft equestrian tall boots using traditional methods and best of leathers for Dressage boots and Eventing boots, these boots are made by the Mous family in the Brisbane valley region of south East Queensland Australia.

Mous Boots had its beginning in 1975 when Dutch born brothers Jacob and Bert Mous set up their workshop on a grazing property in the Brisbane Valley .
Early in their career most of the riding boots they made went to close friends and work mates, who were keen on “field-testing” the brothers product.
Soon however, they were making some fancy footwear in the western style, these were
Custom-made for more demanding customers who often had a foot problem caused by horse related injuries.
The boot makers adapted their work to include bespoke boot making, word of mouth was the only advertising needed as the boots spoke for themselves.

In 1985 the name Mous Boots was to be the name of the now family business with master boot maker Jacob, son Hunter, wife Deborah and daughter Sarah.
During the mid 90’s dressage riders in increasing numbers asked Mous Boots if they could make long boots especially made for their unique discipline.

Making a genuine Dressage boot requires much careful fitting of both feet and calf. The difference in bespoke building of boots is the foot and legs pattern is drawn up using the customers personal unique measurements, not just matched to the nearest patterns.

The small family based company met the challenge by tooling up with new Equestrian lasts and special blocks to shape the boots.
From there on with listening to what customers required for their discipline, quality materials and the time proven methods such as hand lasting, blocking and hand sewing the welts,
ensures riders purchase the best of Dressage Boots.

Mous Boots ( pronounced “ Moose boots” ), insist on
measuring every customer, this way they can guarantee
the fit, so they travel to several major Dressage shows
on the East Coast of Australia each year.