I'm an english rider and I just bought a pair of really cute cowboy boots on ebay. They're Ariats so I know you can ride in them, but they do have a higher heel and pointed toe. I was thinking of showing some western next season in IHSA, just for fun. Someone mentioned that they're more "style" boots rather than actual riding boots...?
What's the deal with the heel height on cowboy boots and how does it relate to showing? I noticed everyone at the western shows had the really short heel and rounded toes.
I'm definitely keeping them because they are really nice and will probably show in them anyway (so not spending money on another pair of boots). Couldn't find any info online.