My OTTB and I are in our first show of 2011 this coming weekend. We've been working great together and even jumping courses.
When I ride on any regular day, I wear my super comfortable paddock boots and half chaps. My leg stays put and I feel strong and comfortable. Now, fast forward to show day.....
I have really comfortable show boots (Mountain Horse). I show english equitation and hunter/jumper. So, when I wear my show boots, I never feel as "solid" as I do with my half chaps. Sometimes I can ever hear my leather boot sqeak against the saddle. Its not like my leg is all over the place, but I'm just not as consistently well positioned.
Are there any ways to get that "half chap" feeling in show boots?
I know that one of the best things is to start wearing the boots more often, so it doesnt feel as different on the day of the show. I definitely plan to do that. But I am just wondering if anyone has dealt with this in any other way.
One thought I had was full-seat breeches. Are those allowed in a show? My breeches only have suede on the knee.