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post #1 of 16 Old 01-12-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Riding English-Western style!

So my full dress boots (by treadstone, I love them!) are about 5-6 years old. The zipper kept splitting on my calf on the right one, as well as at the bottom of the boot. I took them to a shoe repair shop and have them replacing both zippers for $200 less than buying new boots! Yay! The only down fall is I gotta wait about 10 days to get them back.

I ride mostly English, but was into Western for awhile in the past. I still have my old western boots, and they still fit. Guess I'm going to be looking pretty silly riding in my English saddle, attempting some jumps wearing my western boots!! Has anyone ever done that?

(Luckily my lesson tomorrow is a bareback jumping lesson so it won't matter)
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-12-2013, 06:19 PM
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Hehe don't worry, I ride western in English boots and look silly, nobody who matters cares anyway! I just wouldn't start competing like that, I'm pretty certain most places have a dress code
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Haha I couldn't even imagine trying to show in hunters wearing English boots! I think I'd be kicked out of the class before it even began! Hahaha! What a funny thought.
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My son rides english in jeans & western boots. Our trainer said no reason to buy breeches & tall boots yet.
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post #5 of 16 Old 01-12-2013, 08:20 PM
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Oh yeah, I've done it. Its just too expensive to buy separate boots for separate saddles. You look goofy but goofy doesn't matter unless theres a judge involved ;)

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I used to ride in western boots all the time, and i ride english. They are my favourite boots RM william's, short black with a heel i dont know what style their called.

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Doesn't it hurt your legs? I rode once without my half-chaps and I had really bad rubs on my legs and it hurt! I think I can still see on my legs where it happened and I was wearing jeans I believe. I always wear my tall boots or at least 1/2 chaps when I ride english.
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-12-2013, 11:44 PM
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I haven't done it but I don't see it as a problem. I used to be in the opposite boat, riding western in an English attire... hehe. Just as long as it is safe, make sure the boots are okay with the stirrups. God bless and happy riding:)
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post #9 of 16 Old 01-13-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. Hopefully I don't look toooo stupid, haha. I'm just glad that I actually have "spare" boots, so I don't have to ride in sneakers. Now THAT would look stupid. And I'll let you know if it hurts my legs, but I think it will be no different than riding in jeans and western boots. But I could be wrong. I'll let you know if it does! Is it bad I'm actually excited to try this? lol. Could be a new style at my barn! Mismatch clothing with riding style, whoot!

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post #10 of 16 Old 01-13-2013, 03:12 PM
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Lol when I got into English I had all sorts of mismatched stuff. Now I've sold things but have a borrowed saddle. So for me and exercise mainly I ride my 14 hh foundation QH so she's this little stocky pony, in the English jumping saddle with a western head stall on an english bit, with split reins, of course in my jeans and western boots. My tall boots the zipper needs replaced. My barn is western but if someone who rides english ever hauls in while I'm riding her LOL. It's all for fun anyway.
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