Forgive me if this is in the wrong area but it's related to horse showing kit so I figured I'd chuck it here.
Basically I have short legs and big calves. I got a calve measurement done:
Height: 39cm (just shy of 16 inches)
Width: 38cm (15 inches)
I'm using a tape measure so mightn't be 100% accurate, but I digress.
I've heard bad things about Ariats so I'm looking around for other brands. I've heard mountain horse do good boots so I'm thinking about buying from Dover Saddlery as they have a money back guarantee.
I want to know how much tall boots tend to drop. I'm looking at these: Mountain Horse® Firenze Zip Dress Boot | Dover Saddlery
And I cannot figure out if I should go for the short regular or wide. I'm a size 7. I don't want them to be too short once they drop!
What do the pros here think? They're just for schooling but I've ALWAYS wanted a pair of tall boots and I'm looking to make an investment.
Or does anyone have a good recommendation for other brands? I'm willing to spend $300 - $350 including shipping. I'd love a pair of customs but I just can't afford it.
Edit: I can get them stretched which was what I was going to do with a pair of Ariats but these boots have a better size range.