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  • What can i keep my feet warm riding a horse
  • Keeping hands warm with petroleum jelly

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    01-03-2012, 04:17 PM
  #31
Foal
I really like the Ice winter paddock from Mountain Horse along with ski socks. My feet still do get cold after riding for 45 minutes or so when the weather is in the teens as it normally is here in the winter. If i'm just doing chores, I use a men's winter workboot. I still can't figure out how to keep my hands and feet warm for longer than 1/2 hour to 45 minutes though, without using handwarmers. I'll have to look up those cross country gloves.

As for keeping my body and legs warm, I wear: shirt, heavy sweatshirt, carhart/winter jacket for my legs: under armour/nikefit leggings, jodhpurs, and jeans or new this year flannel jeans.
     
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    01-03-2012, 04:29 PM
  #32
Trained
Here is something I discovered by accident but I think it will help. I always cover my face and hands with petroleum jelly before I go outside, primarily bc I don't want my face or hands to dry out and crack. My work gloves are always either leather or suede and NOT lined. They soak up the extra Vaseline and really keep my hands warm while oiling the gloves up at the same time. By the end of a winter I go through a pair of gloves, but I can usually pull ice out of the water by March and my gloves shed the water!
     
    01-03-2012, 08:11 PM
  #33
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
Here is something I discovered by accident but I think it will help. I always cover my face and hands with petroleum jelly before I go outside, primarily bc I don't want my face or hands to dry out and crack. My work gloves are always either leather or suede and NOT lined. They soak up the extra Vaseline and really keep my hands warm while oiling the gloves up at the same time. By the end of a winter I go through a pair of gloves, but I can usually pull ice out of the water by March and my gloves shed the water!
doesn't that make your hands...sticky? That sounds interesting, ill have to try it! O.o
     
    01-03-2012, 08:13 PM
  #34
Trained
If I put vasoline on my face, I would be a pizza face, zit city.
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    01-03-2012, 08:15 PM
  #35
Weanling
I just found this jacket its by tab. SOOO warm and perfect for riding in! Its tight-fitting and not puffy(: I can't wait to buy one(i tried my friends)
     
    01-04-2012, 07:30 AM
  #36
Banned
Ride hard. That keeps me warm.
     
    01-04-2012, 08:18 AM
  #37
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mildot    
Ride hard. That keeps me warm.

If I ever complain about being to cold at my yard my trainer will hand me the reins of another horse, or give me a broom ;)

I worked for them last winter to give them a helping hand, between 12-3 is their 'rest' period and I had no way to get home.. so they let me use a little room in the bottom of their house thing, sleeping bag, thick socks and I admit I zonked out... but getting back out there again you freeze.. keep moving and you don't feel it
     
    01-07-2012, 09:01 PM
  #38
Weanling
Oh gosh, we started getting freezing weather overnight in SEPTEMBER this year

I layer my socks sometimes three times (usually tall socks, ankle socks, then fuzzy socks), then regular boots. I always wear leggings under my breeches, on extremely cold days I'll even wear sweats over those. As for my tops I'll generally wear a couple tank tops, a polo, a long sleeve, a hoodie, a scarf, and then my bulky winter jacket over that. I double layer my gloves too and occasionally a toque.

Very rarely do I take layers off once I am out of the house and into the barn!
     
    01-08-2012, 01:00 AM
  #39
Trained
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Originally Posted by beverleyy    
oh gosh, we started getting freezing weather overnight in SEPTEMBER this year

I layer my socks sometimes three times (usually tall socks, ankle socks, then fuzzy socks), then regular boots. I always wear leggings under my breeches, on extremely cold days I'll even wear sweats over those. As for my tops I'll generally wear a couple tank tops, a polo, a long sleeve, a hoodie, a scarf, and then my bulky winter jacket over that. I double layer my gloves too and occasionally a toque.

Very rarely do I take layers off once I am out of the house and into the barn!
Is this Vancouver BC? Oh my, I will be there tomorrow, better bring my snowgear.....
     
    01-08-2012, 01:28 AM
  #40
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Forgot to add, I absolutely love my boots from the Original Muck Boot co.! My feet have never gotten cold in them. I only use them for chores and feeding (no riding) because they're too wide to safely put in stirrups.
I just got some for Christmas and I LOVE them too! Maybe it's because my feet are small, or something, but I haven't had an issue with them making my feet too wide wide for the stirrups. That stinks that you can't ride in them, I love riding in mine.
I love them even more when I put on wool socks AND my muckboots. SO warm.

My other favorite thing to do when it's cold is bicycling tights under my pants. I don't bicycle but I found a stash of tights (in my size) at a local thrift store and discovered that they are fantastic layered under jeans (or breeches, I'd assume). It's kind of like UnderArmor, only cheaper!
Also, wool sweaters under coats. That's another thrift store discovery. A wool sweater under a coat=the warmest ever.
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