I found through looking closer to the photos I have, that the boots would have been an inch or two below the knees. So I lowered the top of the boots.
I then worked on the left boot. Once I had it along to a certain point, I got my wax out and started to construct the Spurs of which I showed several photos of spurs from the 1880s to 1890s.
I'll pic this back up tomorrow.