Originally Posted by EventinginMI
MyBeau- Just because they do it, doesn't mean I'd do it. =] Not looking to argue, but I'm just saying "why risk it with open fronts?"
That's how I feel, too! My horse is just short of bubble wrapped going out on course
I was just making a point as to the "no good rider/trainer goes out on xc in open front boots, ever." Just irked me a little, been one of those days
But, to OP, it's my opinion if you're showing Baby Beginner or Beginner Novice, you'd be fine for 1 show in open fronts if that's what you want to do. Although, like everyone else has said, look into a nice set of splint/brushing boots if you're going to event a lot
. Pick the right equipment for the horse, first. Color is secondary.