I don't mind riding in western boots, if I am quite sure I do not need to walk, esp in summer.
They are not all that convenient, if you are camping, then need to change footwear to do chores, take horses down to the river to drink, get off somewhere where it is just way too steep to ride, and where a horse might fall (I rather be on the ground then, being past the time I get get off fast !
I have had my feet frozen in them, riding in late fall, with snow on the ground, camping over night, with them not completely drying over night, then forcing my feet into frozen boots, and then those feet not unthawing until about noon!
I also, don't ride in those ladies fashion boots, more made for the bars, then for riding , LOL!
If I do ride in western boots, I use a pair that has treads, versus smooth soles, which I use at shows
western fashion counts here;
Not here, LOL!