I was polishing my boots today and got to thinking that I've never once seen my trainer polish her boots. That's not to say she doesn't do it when I'm not around but at shows I've only ever seen her clean them or put conditioner of some sort on them. I never thought to ask her about it but today as I was polishing my boots I started to wonder. Is this not the normal thing to do anymore? With all the new, fancy leather care products out there do people still polish their boots the old fashioned way?
Being prior military polishing boots is not a new concept for me. It's not just about making my boots look nice but also about protecting the leather. I actually get a certain satisfaction from polishing my boots. But I wonder do any of you polish your boots or have you found an easier/better way to care for yours?
On the Loki front I trotted him out and he looked perfectly fine which makes you wonder if you just imagined anything but I decided to still give him a few more days off just in case. We will ride again on Friday, hopefully, if not then Saturday.
|Messy hands a necessary side effect of the polished boot|
|Halfway finished and already starting to shine.|