Originally Posted by 250girl
And don't worry about wearing "proper riding breeches", as long as you have proper riding shoes your pants don't matter unless you show. Just be safe and have fun!
I agree with the 'don't worry about breeches' comment, but proper riding shoes?? I better not send in any pics of me riding barefoot & in a skirt, 'side saddle' on a stock saddle then!
Re her feet & comments about weak pasterns & heels too close to the ground, IME the closer to the ground the heels are the better *generally*, but the appearance of weak pasterns is probably because her heels are actually long there, but underslung(crushed forward), and because the toes are so long. Hopefully this is on the way to being resolved, but it will likely not be fixable in one *good* trim. While 6-weekly trims are the average, remember they're just that - an average. Many horses need more frequent trimming.
I'm a hoof care practitioner & there are other hoof-sperts here too, so if you want some critiques on her feet post-trim, send us some piccies.