Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I like Red Wing cowboy boots but they don't make them for women. I have a pair of Ariat square toe cowboy boots with a 1.75 inch heel that are very good for riding and fine for walking.
I like a boot with a big enough heel that it cannot go thru the stirrup. I also like a boot loose enough that if it did catch somehow, my foot would come out. They also make caged stirrups you can wear sneakers with, but the cage won't allow my foot to get deep enough into the stirrup.
FWIW, you can ride English in a cowboy boot. You might get some odd looks, but it works fine.
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