So I've started doing English lessons. I have a horse that I always ride western so I just wear my jeans and cowboy boots lesson. But I would really like to get the right boots and breeches(I think that is what they're called). For breeches I feel like I can just get whatever and play with brands until I find what I like. But boots are a little to spendy for that.
Paddock boots and half chaps together are just as expensive as tall boots, if not more. Plus tall boots look better IMO. Is it okay to just get tall boots? All my western boots are Ariats. Do I throw down $300 for Ariat tall boots? Or are there cheaper brands that I should look at? I want quality that will last, but I don't need to match Olympic riders. I'm focusing on jumping at lessons if that helps at all.
On a side not why are English boots so much more than western?
Thanks for the help!