So I am just beginning to get into English...after a lifetime of western riding. I have soooo many questions about apparel! I am just getting into this for the benefits it will have for my horse and I, but I don't know what kind of boots to get, or where to get them.
I like the cleanliness of the English look, and I like that I get to tuck my pants into my boots (instead of my goofy jeans always dragging on the ground...I'm quite short, you see). The type of riding I do is primarily trail and some shorter endurance races.
Should I get tall boots, or paddock boots? If I get paddock boots, what size half chaps do I get?
Should I get child size because I am so short? 4'11" is my height.
Is there anywhere I can buy petite breeches? I have one pair of breeches that come up to my darn ribcage!
Can I find low rise? Or should I buy childrens size breeches?
How thick are riding tights and for what weather/occasion are they used for?
I pretty much need a crash course in English apparel lol :)