Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
My daughter went the english route, they seem to be big into polos. I, too, find it time consuming as well as risky if you do not wrap correctly. Looks neat, though. :) A high quality well fitted set of boots, e.g., smb's, are better, IMO. I would not skimp on the quality of boots....it is better to go w/o than to get a low quality ill-fitted pair. But, for trails, you might want to consider brushing boots or the like, which are desinged not to get "picked"...smb's are not cheap, and they can get pretty tattered on the trail.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.