When I was younger we clunked around in those tall English boots to work around the horses and to ride, and show . . . erg . . . and mine were rubber which made them even worse, as the sweat and heat built up in them. It was like graduating, to move into real-leather tall boots. Then along came “muckers” – a rubber sole with leather upper ankle boot – which were the first step towards paddock boots for the English Rider. Sharon Jantzen tells her story of finding English riding boots in SLO County.
Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family. Presently she is making Dressage comeback on her Connemara Pony Whisper as well as dabbling in Mounted Archery on a Rocky Mountain Gaited Horse, Carrera.