Thanks for the advice and the encouragement! I can't wait to get started. I think Riley will be happy to be working again on something he loves to do. I've been looking into some english attire, I'm thinking I'm going to order some boots, half chaps, and breeches. That's all down the road a ways though, I think I'll stick with my skinny jeans and riding shoes for the moment.
When the time comes to place an order, who should I shop through? And what brands are good, but not outrageously expensive? I don't need show quality stuff at first, I just don't want to waste my money on things that are going to fall apart quickly. Let's say... one step up from cheap, maybe two. Something a broke college kid with a part time job can afford! :p
Also, I have big duck feet, has anyone come across a pair of boots that are wider than the average pair? I tried a few styles at a tack shop by me and they were all pretty slim, the sole and the calf.
"A rider who would trade partnership for obedience
will have to settle for neither."