Have posted this same question on the Trail Riding forum, but want to cover my bases. I am going on a horse drive in Montana in about 5 weeks. I ride mostly English (but have some Western and open range experience). Obviously, the britches and field boots won't do. My questions are:
1. Will paddock boots be good enough? If not, who makes good western boots, meant for riding (and that I can get used)?
2. The hat question - Don't want to look stupid or like an extra from City Slickers, and want something functional and practical for Montana in November.
3. Half chaps - yes or no?