I emailed the seller about the tall boots I linked to (might as well bite the bullet now and get them) and asked what size the shaft was and she emailed me back to say they're 7" (or a bit more...her wording) measured front-to-back lying flat. I just don't know what that translates to in circumference. I know for sure these will fit me, I'm just not sure about bidding on them because I don't know when I'm getting my taxes back (which is what I'll be using to get whatever pair of boots I end up getting...I already filed [today] and my federal return has been accepted): eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
My biggest concern with the western class is the lack of a western saddle. I ride in an Aussie...so unless I can find a decent, cheap western saddle, I don't think they'll let me enter with an Aussie saddle in a western class...right?