Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
So I am in the market for some new boots, but have recently made some changes in my riding, so I need recommendations from all you who have more experience buying and selling.
Here is what my situation is: I just joined an equestrian team. I am taking western lessons, just basic showmanship and riding right now but may get into western showing in the IHSA. I also am training/riding trail with my boy, Onyx. I may also get into Barrels, depending on if I can get lessons. I am sticking to western style, but want a functional boot for general riding. I already have a pair of nice black cowboy boots, but I am thinking of getting a paddock style for everyday use.
What kind of boot can I use for shows (cleaned up obviously) but also for my regular western lessons? I don't want to have to buy 3 different pairs, since I am on a budget. They don't need to be super fancy, just comfy. I am probably only going to participate in about 5 shows this year, depending, so the main thing I need them for is lessons.
I don't know if I will ever take English lessons, but if I can get a pair that can cross over, just for lessons, that would be great as well.
Thanks in advance!!
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **