I bought myself the boots when I lived in the Wild West. I love these boots, but if you note the rubber soles, you'll see you can't wear them to ride or you'd be tangled in the stirrups if something went wrong; they were more of a fashion statement. And a funny story about the bag: my friend the Photographer was just starting her photo business and asked me to help her shoot a wedding. As payment she gave me this bag! I love it!