So, I went to the facility that I'll, hopefully, be starting lessons at soon. When I went there they gave me a folder that contained a liability waiver, rules, prices, and requirements for riding.
On the requirements for riding they had:
1. A boot with a small heel, preferably a paddock boot.
2. ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet.
Now, I'm just wondering what boots and helmets (brands and what not) current riders have that they like.
I've always just tossed on Western boots, but since I'm riding English I can't quite do that.