I noticed that they tend to sell the regular horse hide (not cordovan) boots for more money than calf. I would think there might be less of this availible than cowhide which probably explains why it cost more. However are there any advantages of buying Horse Hide over Calf?
for boots, I dont think there is much of a difference in application. Depending on who you ask, HH might be a bit more resistant to abrasion, but that doesnt really apply to boots. Thats usually a jacket thing (motorcycle jackets). I think HH is also thinner, and usually has a tighter grain. Im not a hide expert, but I did go through this when getting my motorcycle jacket made. For boots, aside from being a more traditional material, these days its more of a trend than anything else. That said, Im most likely gonna jump on the bandwagon at some point:)