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post #11 of 14 Old 10-24-2011, 10:39 AM
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Hi Meer,
I'm in Ohio and our winters get cold too. For your legs, get a pair of jeans that are a size too big (can get for just a few bucks at a resale store if you don't have a pair) and then wear a pair of long underwear underneath. I do the same thing (layers) with my feet, because cold feet really can ruin barn time. I wear liners underneath a regular pair of socks (have found some at Sierra Trading Post - Great Deals. Great Brands.).
Same thing for your upper body....layers. Sierra TP has some very nice silk long u'wear that is light and won't get you over-heated. You can go to the mid-weight or even expedition weight for the January and Feb. Temps. Key for me is to have something around my neck. I made up some headbands from polartec fleece and just pull one down around my neck and also have one over my ears---have to adjust helmet to accomodate. It's amazing what an extra layer there will do to help keep your body core warm. If your hands and feet are getting cold, it is usually because your core is cold and the body is pulling blood from those areas to protect your vital organs, so extra tops, vest, etc. help.

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post #12 of 14 Old 10-24-2011, 11:07 AM
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Not sure if OP is male or female, but from the male point of view, if you wear boxers find a nice of breeches. You will crush yourself on that pommel and breeches help keep you in place.
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-24-2011, 11:23 AM
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Agreed with previous posts. There are some very creative ideas--I'll add them to my arsenal. I have my horses in the back yard, and I do ALL feeding, cleaning, etc., 365 days/year (unless I take a vacation.) I am outside with them, for turnout or winter riding in IL, as well. The MOST IMPORTANT item is a good fitting pair of leather boots. Every winter I fight cold feet if I wear anything else outside. Leather breathes and you can keep them sealed with mink oil, which also enables them to breathe. Don't trust any synthetic boot bc your feet get colder in the saddle than they do when you are walking around from wind chill. When I was teaching outside in the winter all day, I would change socks and boots midday bc your feet sweat and that can freeze your toes, too. I bought a couple of pairs of lined jeans at a local farm supple store. If you buy those, buy one size larger to accomodate silk long underwear pants, which are lightweight but really warm. Layers are key as well. I also have a couple of old down-filled sleeveless vests that fit on top of my jacket but don't interfere with my riding. And, don't forget that bareback is a lot warmer than in a saddle! Happy winter riding this year! =D
One more thing--October is a great month for winter clothing sales.

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post #14 of 14 Old 10-24-2011, 11:58 AM
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Ditto Corporal's reply. I do all my own work here too and being out that much does take its toll. Almost forgot about the lined pants until she mentioned them. I bought a pair of the flannel lined jeans that work well with the silk u'ies---I think it was Cabela's or something like that on-line that I got them, clearance at the end of the season.

Good idea on the mink oil....nothing worse than those boots getting wet.

Would love to know what you are using for gloves in IL, Corporal. I still struggle with the hands getting cold in the really bad temps/windchill. I have some layers there too, glove liners I got, but are worn to death and can't find a replacement....lined gloves over that and even rag-wool mittens I can put over those, of course you then have the manual dexterity of a lobster.
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