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post #11 of 79 Old 06-11-2010, 10:11 PM
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I ride in both, although I prefer full-seat breeches. The only reason I don't wear them is because they are not available [I ride a different horse somewhere else, they are in the washing machine, etc] or like now, when they have a GINORMOUS hole the size of Texas in the knee and I don't have another pair. O_O

When I do have to ride in jeans, I do not try to sit very often. I will post while trotting and go into a half-seat while cantering because the seams on my thigh doesn't always feel very well. And I never, EVER ride without my half-chaps. EVER. =]

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post #12 of 79 Old 06-11-2010, 10:14 PM
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And I never, EVER ride without my half-chaps. EVER. =]
Why not??
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Because if I try to ride in jeans without them, my inner-calves get so chapped I want to kill myself. =]

Oh, and I mean REALLY ride. I can take an easy "trail" ride to the espresso stand without them and it wouldn't cause a problem. It's when I'm trying to ask a lot of my horse that it chafes.

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Because if I try to ride in jeans without them, my inner-calves get so chapped I want to kill myself. =]
Oh, I see... I thought you were saying you always put them on whether you are in breeches or in jeans. I'd think it's not that important when you wear breeches. I never used half chaps though, so just curious...
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Well I wear them in breeches too. It's grippy. I wear them for the same reason I prefer full-seat as opposed to half-seat breeches. I like grippy. =]

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I rode in jeans for the longest time. When I switched from Western to English. I wore jeans for a little while, but got myself a pair of breeches. They were great, at first. Then I noticed that I was slipping and slidding all around in my saddle. So, I switched back to jeans.

I don't know. I guess it just depends upon my mood. I guess I might be switching back to breeches soon, when I get tired of the jeans.

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Half chaps also protect your leg from getting pinched by the sturrip leathers. Ouch that is NO FUN!

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Why not??
Half chaps and field boots are designed to aid your riding. They enable your legs to better stick to the sides of the horse (they actually make saddle stick to hold your field boots to the side of your saddle).
I don't ride in anything other then breeches and field boots or jeans and full chaps.. first of all, I like to look professional, especially at lessons, because I'm not on my horse for a quick cruise around the pasture, I'm on him to do training and work. Second of all, my equipment is specially designed to help my riding - why hinder it with jeans and sneakers or something?

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I took my friend's horse for a little spin the other night while she set up jumps for her lesson. I was wearing my skinnies over my paddock boots with not half-chaps.
Cripes, never again! Unfit + hunter saddle + no boots = major slippage. On top of that, the horse was being a bit of a tank and basically doing extentions up and down the arena. I couldn't slow my posting because I couldn't get any grip! And I can't imagine trying to do dressage with jeans on, after that fiasco.

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I've gotta say riding tights :), I guess theyre the same as the schooling tights StormyBlues mentioned. Theyre so comfy and soft and never ever had a problem with seams. I've had my pair for the past 3 years using them at least 3 times a week (however they are on their very last leg.. actually see through now heheh). But in the summer since I live in the deep south I HAVE to wear shorts (with my boots and half chaps I look like a goof haha) if I want to livee.always wanted to wear jeans but the place where I boarded asked the riders that werent the young beginners to ride in tights or breeches. Mabye someday!!

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