I found a pair of boots for my daughter in a thrift store that look exactly like her paddock boots, but are about 1" shorter at the ankle. Would they be okay to wear with her half chaps? They are really nice, new Rockport leather boots, that were a steal at $25. The heel is exactly the same as on her paddock boots, and the sole is the comparable as well.
Also, I'm determined to find a good deal on nice warm winter boots for her, as it gets very cold here and she's determined to ride this winter as well (and outgrew her last year's boots) If a boot is not designed specifically for riding, what qualities it should possess to pass as a riding boot, other than a heel?