It is important to wear proper footwear when working around and riding horses. Good boots or shoes help protect your feet if they get stepped on, and help prevent your foot from sliding through the stirrup should you fall off your horse when riding
Having good quality riding boots is vital for keeping your leg position secure in the stirrup. Never ride in trainers or any foot wear that does not have a heel. It is very dangerous.
Long Riding boots offer you more protection when riding and help prevent chafing and pinching from stirrup leathers. They also keep your leg stiller in the stirrup.
Short boots are great for young children, and can be worn with chaps.