Cowboy Boots are the cowboy's toe-up protection from the smaller elements of the wild. Cowboy Boots usually had at least a 3inch heel which made seating them down on the stirrups easier. The heigth of cowboy boots are usually 24inches orlarger. This gives a solid layer of protection from the unrelenting Rattle Snakes that cowboys would encounter. They also kept the cowboy's feet dry, and kept off the countless burrs and briars from harming is feet, while in the grass.