Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Personally, I cannot stand paddock boots and half chaps. I've ridden in field boots every single ride for at least the last 5-6 years. My field boots are extremely comfortable. However, when I began taking lessons, I purchased paddock boots and a decent pair of chaps. They are typically more common with riders for schooling but field boots work as well.
I would suggest paddock boots + chaps for the time being. Field boots (vs. paddock boots) aren't required unless you do rated shows.
Also, don't cheap out on boots, whether they're field or paddock boots! Shoes, especially in the horsey world, are something you always want to invest some money into.
All in all, purchase the best quality boots you can (within your budget). Tryout at the tack shop both style of boots and see which style you prefer!
She wears short skirts, I wear tall boots,
She's cheer captain and I'm jumping oxers.