Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
I only do pleasure riding, not shows, so I get to use the paddock-boot/half-chap combination. I far prefer it over the tall boots. For some reason, the only boots I can find that will fit my calves come up so high that I can't bend my knees. I also always struggle to get the tall boots on and off (I've never had the zippered kind). With the paddock boots, I can go around town doing my errands, then just quickly zip on the half-chaps when I ride, then take the chaps off to drive home comfortably in the paddock boots - can't do that in tall boots.
Breeches come in all fabrics, thicknesses, and styles, and they all seem to fit differently. If you know what you like in terms of fabric and waist-fit, you should be able to find something you like after some trial and error. Consignment stores are great for trying on a wide variety of brands and styles.