I rode in my Ariat leather riding boots for the first time yesterday, and OMG it was so comfortable!! My leg position was also much better. SO stable and secure, and I felt great riding in them!
The BUT is, I don't want to overuse them because I want to keep them for many years (8-10 years... plzzzz (fingers crossed)) and in good enough condition to show. I will clean and polish them as often as necessary and do my possible to keep them in good shape, but using them will still wear them out no matter how well I take care of them.
I usually ride in synthetic paddock boots and suede half chaps. The chaps are kind of dying and I am going to buy new ones, but I want to know how leather half chaps are.
Will they give me that similar affect? Would I also have to get leather paddock boots to achieve the same feeling my riding boots give me?
I like my synthetic ones and I don't want to spend too much, but give me your opinions please!!!!!