Okay, so my paddock boots and schooling gloves need to be replaced. There's just so many brands and types to choose from that I don't even know where to begin. I'll just post what I have and why they're not working for me.
Current boots: Ariat rubber, pull-on, muck/paddock boots
The problem: Don't offer enough support for my feet, leak, I've worn away the soles, heavy/clunky, not the right size
What I need: A sturdy pair of short boots that can be used for work and riding. I ride both western and eglish. When riding western, I just use the boots. When I ride english, I use half chaps and sometimes spurs. I just need something that can be used in all weather (it doesn't get very cold here though) and that will support my feet. I'd prefer zippers instead of laces just for ease of use. I'd also like them easy to care for.
(alternative: should I buy separate work shoes and paddock boots?)
Budget: $50-75 USD
Current gloves: Heritage Competition gloves
Heritage Comp. Gloves-Lds and Velcro Closure Synthetic Schooling Glove*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM
The problem: Material is getting scruffy looking, has holes (which I've already sewed once)
What I need: A washable pair of schooling gloves that will allow my hands to breath, will protect me somewhat against rain, and will last for a long time.
Budget: $25 USD
I actually like the gloves a lot. I just expected them to last longer than a year.
I'd love to heard your suggestions and reccomendations! Links to websites would also be helpful since I will be purchasing thse online. (We don't really have any stores here that sell riding apparel)