I'm starting lessons in a couple weeks and have a tall boot dilemma...
First of all, I've come back from a several-year riding hiatus and have mostly been doing light trails with my older mare. I am going to start using a horse at my barn for lessons. Dressage has always appealed to me, and I'd also like to try a some jumping. My riding experience is predominately western, with the exception of a "dressage" drill team in the drill team organization I was in when I was a teenager (I'm 26 now, so it's been a little bit since I've even been in an English saddle).
My question is this:
I already own a pair of tall boots from back in the day with the "dressage drill team." They are an Effingham dress boot with a zip. However, I was bigger back then, plus we wore them over jeans, so the calves are a little loose. My grandfather does leatherwork and could take them in, but they're also about a half-size too big in the foot as well. I'm wondering if it's worth hanging on to them, or if I should just try to sell them. If I hang on to them, should I use them for lessons or save them for shows, and if I sell them or save them for shows, should I buy another dress boot or go with a field boot?