Different kind of horse power. Ariat Monaco boots. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown
In my defense, I have owned several horses in my youth and have always worn riding apparel and cowboy boots. When my career transitioned to equine travel writing, I needed a pair of riding boots that could slip on and off quickly when passing through airport security and Ariat Paddock Boots fit the bill. Then my daughter started wearing her cowboy boots as a fashion statement and I had a change of heart.
The kicker was when I saw supermodel Karlie Kloss wearing a pair of Westchester riding boots in the September issue of Vogue magazine. Sure, I wanted to look like a fashion model, but what I really wanted was a pair of those gorgeous, tall, leather, black boots. Soon enough my Monaco Stretch boots arrived in the mail and that evening I was wearing them on the airplane to Las Vegas. This trip was all about fashion with little to no chance of horseback riding. Instead I rode a hog (that’s a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to the uninitiated.) That’s were my Ariat Real Denim Riding jeans come into play.