Although I do not care how I LOOK while riding, I wanna know...
Does it matter if I'm riding her in an English saddle what type of bridle/bit she is wearing if it's just for the two of us? I don't think so, but wanna make sure.
Will wearing blue jeans harm the saddle? I'm not sure how I feel about pushing my fat fanny into a tight pair of breeches. Then again, it might help me plead my case with the hubby if I tell him I have to buy a pair of breeches that are tight on my butt. He might run out and buy 'em! LOL
Boots - as mentioned in a previous post about how silly I will look, I want to err on the safety side too. Is it ok to wear a boot without a heel or is it a big fat no-no? I was actually surprised that my boots FIT in the stirrups; I thought they'd be too wide. I have a pair of Western style "dance" boots with a heel - and could wear those. None of my other shoes are comfortable enough to ride/walk/jump (ME, not Chili!) in due to my foot still being broken. SO, if it's a safety issue due to my foot going thru the stirrup bc of no heel or bc it could get caught bc my boot is big, then I understand but might be able to work around it. To me, safety for my foot is also important.
BRIDLE: Does riding in a western style bridle make a difference when it's just us? Or will my riding be affected by my seat and vice versa?? I know this is an odd question but memory serves - holding my hands lower, tucked in and such might not be as possible with a bosal - wear I ride looser and more one handed than two. So, maybe it will make a difference?