A fun conversation with Karen this past weekend has me curious about others' riding boots and saddle pad collections.
I have 3 pairs of boots: 2 pairs of tall boots and 1 pair of paddock boots. One pair of tall boots are old Effingham field boots that I've been meaning to donate/give away (size 9, extra wide calf - any takers?). The other pair are Ariat field boots which formerly were my show boots, but are now my everyday boots. I used to ride in paddock boots and half-chaps, but my half-chaps' stitching came undone (and they've been in my car for like 2 months waiting for me to get them dealt with) and in the meantime the show boots became daily boots.
I have close to 15 saddle pads, a few of them are dressage pads but most are all-purpose. I reserve 2 pads for shows: a white dressage pad and a black jump pad. All the others go through my normal rotation of use.
I LOVE saddle pads. They're always on my Christmas and birthday list, and I gratefully collect them from friends. I like having a stack of clean ones available at all times. As you can tell from the below stack, I seem to have one from every different manufacturer!
Please share about your boot and saddle pad collections, or whatever other tack you collect!