Hey there! My name is Caroline and I am an intermediate rider preparing for my first horse trials It is in three weeks and I am still without my Tall Black Boots!! Unfortunately, we live quite a while from the nearest dover saddlery and the soonest possible date I could receive my boots is in a little under a week. This would only leave enough time for me to ride in them twice before trials. Any advice on how to safely break in boots without actually riding in them? I have heard of the water method but I don't think I'm quite brave enough to submerge my new $$$$ Tall Black Boots in a bath tub. Thank you in advance : )
And PS... any other advice you could throw my way about program riding, cross country, stadium jumping and anything else horse trials related would be amazing!!