Many riders prefer short riding boots because of the price and because they are easier to put on and take off. You will also appreciate a short horse-riding boot more in the warmer months. In general, short riding boots are worn by beginners and children before they invest in the more traditional tall riding boots.
Jodhpur Boots - These are short ankle boots with elastic sides, so they are easy to put on and take off. They are an excellent choice if you are having trouble finding the right pair of long riding boots because you don't have to worry about your calf size.
One thing to keep in mind is that short riding boots are often not allowed in competition horse riding events.