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post #21 of 58 Old 08-13-2008, 09:54 PM
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It depends for me. I find breeches/jodphurs/etc. costly and I personally don't need them to ride, nor do I show.

So sometimes I will ride in shorts, sometimes jeans, and sometimes breeches. One thing I feel naked without, though, is my half chaps! I absolutely love them, no matter what, lol.

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post #22 of 58 Old 08-13-2008, 10:57 PM
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^^^I totally agree! lol I do the same thing! :)
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post #23 of 58 Old 08-13-2008, 11:35 PM
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for the most part i ride in jeans-- but they are a soft stretch jean that are extremely comfortable to ride in

personally i have never noticed a difference in wear in the saddle from using jeans-- but then again i switch back and forth from leather to synthetic (more so synthetic) constantly
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Oh my gosh ... shorts? I could never do it! I tried riding in capris today and it hurt badly.

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post #25 of 58 Old 08-14-2008, 04:59 AM
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Surely it must hurt your legs, riding in shorts? I don't know whether to be amused or confused that so many people across the pond do what I've always been told is such a huge no-no - jeans or shorts. I've been warned against both many a time!

Maybe us Brits have less tough skin. And maybe it's because it rains so much over here xD

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post #26 of 58 Old 08-14-2008, 09:24 AM
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i always where my jodhs and half chaps....they are so comfortable!

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post #27 of 58 Old 08-14-2008, 01:44 PM
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Never worn jeans to ride cant help you there

I where jodphurs n ive got 1 pair of breeches.
i like jodphurs better =] More comfy n strechy n stuff.
They do cheap jodphurs in britian from decafalon :P


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post #28 of 58 Old 08-14-2008, 05:53 PM
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I ride in breeches when I'm riding english in the arena 99% of the time. Rarely I ride in jeans while doing english, but thats only when I'm not planning on riding but end up getting asked to. I never wear jeans to jump because mine have no real grip on the saddle like knee-patch breeches do.

On trails and western I wear jeans.
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post #29 of 58 Old 08-18-2008, 11:15 AM
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I really enjoy riding in my breeches. i'll only ride in jeans if i forgot my breeches or their in the wash or something like that but i really do not enjoy riding in jeans!

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post #30 of 58 Old 08-18-2008, 11:03 PM
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I used to ride in jeans for my once a week lessons, but once I got a horse and was riding anywhere from 3-6 times a week, the rub marks came on full force!! Lol. Whoever said that the inner seam on jeans causes rubs was right. They do, and they hurt, Plus, with the sloppy leg, skin can get pinched between the leathers and the saddle. Ouch! Half chaps fix that problem more than breeches do, but then again, I won't wear half chaps with jeans, so they go hand in hand! Another thing is that jeans are slippery on leather and when you get a good pair of knee patch or full seat breeches, you are IN the saddle for good. No sliding or slipping whatsoever. Breeches are a life saver.

I also forgot to add that denim doesn't stretch nearly as much as the material they use for breeches, so with breeches you have a lot more mobility. Ok, I'm done now. I sound like a saleswoman. haha
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