I'm new to the forum. I'm actually taking Western riding lessons and my teacher want me to purchase riding boots for the final exam. I need some help choosing a pair of boots, because I have some criteria for that hahaha.
First of all, I live in Canada, so we have a warm summer and a cold winter. I'm looking for boots that can be good in the two conditions.
Secondly, I don't really want to buy Cowboy boots since my goal is just to learn riding horse and doing trails and just having fun with horses. Cowboy boots are good for shows, but I don't want to be stuck with a pair of boots I will never wear. I found this
and I actually think it would be nice, but I'm not really sure… I don't like the shape of the boot for some reasons… Personally, I would prefer to get English boot since they look more "normal". Like this one
(for some reason only women version exist
I actually found some mountain horse boots
, but not sure about the shape of the sole and the shape of the heel, but they actually look nice. Maybe good for trail riding, but most people are saying you need flat sole for riding…
Do you think I should go with the ariat laced roper boot? Do you know something less expensive that can do the job?
I actually want something that doesn't look cowboy too much since I would like to learn English riding in the future and I want a multipurpose pair of boots.
I hope you understand my concern and I doesn't look too crazy/stupid hahaha.
Thank you very much for your help.
EDIT: Is it important to get waterproof boots? I also want something easy to clean… Don't know how easy is leather to clean. Most of the time I have to go take my horse I need to walk in mud or s**t... or snow haha.