Hi all, I live in Northwest PA up near Erie. I don't know if anyone knows where that is or not but we live in the snow belt. We get more snow than summer so riding in the cold/snow. Now I could pay to go to an indoor arena but I have never been a big fan of just going in circles. Dee (my mare) has never been ridden in an arena, she is pretty much a trail horse.
So, I just wondered what kind of boots and things anyone would suggest.
I'll bet you're near Edinboro. My home was in Mercer, PA for many many years. That "Lake Effect" bone chilling winter weather and not much pure sunshine in the summer is precisely why I retired to Middle Tennessee
Could your checkbook handle investing in battery operated socks and gloves? That would be my first best suggestion. Core Heat, Warranty and Information - Gerbing's Heated Clothing
They have some gloves that appear thin enough to hold the reins in.
With battery operated socks, you could buy any sort of boot you wanted that would be comfortable with those types of socks. Cabelas sells them. Cabela's: Search Results
I used to save up my No-Nonsense pantyhose with the runs in them for wearing under my jeans to snowmobile and trail ride.
However, there's a really comfy riding pant that's been around a few years that you might want to look at. Home
I have two pair of the "RTR's". One pair I wear shopping all the time, they are so comfortable. I can attest that the two inch waist band does not roll. I love the little zipper pockets in the top portion of the legs; great for a cell phone or to stick money/credit card/driver's license when making a quick trip to the store.
I have summer weights, which are plenty warm for southern Middle Tennessee winter riding, plus I stay warm easier than most folks.
Hope this helps a little