Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olds, AB Canada
Ahahaha your not going to look like a tool! It doesn't really matter what you have on as long as its appropriet.
First you need to get riding gear: Helmet and boots. No particular brand.
I think you could try talking to anyone that rides at those stables or go see the owner and/or the Riding Instructor. Ask what kind of lessons they give and what you want to do.
Such as: Western, English, Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Western Pleasure or an all around barn.
Also $$$ some are going to be more expensive. You don't have to get the more $$ one when you are just starting or if your budget allows it.
And MOST importantly!!!! Have fun!!
Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.