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post #41 of 54 Old 01-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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^ I wear a size 10, so that's probably part of the problem
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post #42 of 54 Old 01-08-2012, 09:37 PM
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I usually wear Under Armor base turtleneck with a long sleeve shirt and under armor leggings under winter riding tights. Then I wear this coat and usually a sweater underneath with a quarter sheet. Sometimes I add even more layers... depends on how cold it is.

If it's really, really cold I have this.

On my feet I have winter riding boots and lined half chaps. And I have a huge bag of hand and feet warmers in my trunk at the barn.

And I have I thing that covers my ears.

I don't do well in the cold, but it hasn't really been cold yet. Definitely not looking forward to it.
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post #43 of 54 Old 01-11-2012, 09:51 PM
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Haha I have the same problem !! The key is hand warmers, and feet warmers !

Layers sometimes don't keep you warm, because you can't really move around much :P just wear a regular winter jacket and sweats over your jods until you're ready to ride :P

I find working warms you up, so just clean the paddock or something first, because by that time I'm already sweating XD

Trust me, I'm canadian eh ! ; )

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post #44 of 54 Old 01-11-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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haha, im a wimp. the 20's are too cold for me. (: right now I'm doing a north face summit series with a tight fitting fleece under it. a kerrits pair of winter paints, wool socks and toe warmers. IM ALL SET!
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post #45 of 54 Old 01-11-2012, 10:03 PM
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Boy, those bring back memories! Haven't seen battery socks in years, but always on my grandfather when I was a kid growing up - he was a deer hunter :)
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post #46 of 54 Old 01-12-2012, 11:33 PM
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^ I wear a size 10, so that's probably part of the problem
Gahh, I got the original muck boots also, and I am rather tall, and my feet are rather big. About a 10 also, and oh my, those boots are wide! They almost dont fit in the English irons, and get like... stuck. Hehe, I am so glad someone wears my same size, and noticed how wide those boots actually are

But, if you want a warm boot for winter chores, a waterproof boot, and indestructible boot, get those! They are toasty warm. Even without socks. (haha)
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post #47 of 54 Old 01-13-2012, 12:03 AM
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I don't ride English, but this is the stuff that works for me...

I am also a fan of the UnderArmour...because it wicks if you sweat. The problem with cotton is that it gets wet it gets cold. Even better if you can stand it is wool, it will stay warm even if wet. My gloves are wool as well. I have ones that have fingers but have a mitten flap....love them! I forget the maker, but I can dig them out and look.
Also I will go to the army surplus store and get army wool gloves for $3 a pair and double them. They are cheap and warm.

I wear jeans always with either chinks or shotgun chaps. I layer my tops. I always wear wool sweaters somewhere in the mix.

As far as coats I love a good quilted down coat. Not the crappy plastic fake ones, but a good expensive one, they are light weight and warm. For those of you who have to wear winter clothes for most of the year understand how tiring it gets packing clothes around..so weight of clothing becomes an issue.

I wear silk scarves for wicking and warmth..if my neck is cold I am unhappy!!! And I wear some kind of wool hat...usually a scotch or railroad cap with ear flaps.

I don't ride English and have oversized stirrups anyhow, so I wear Schnees Snow Pacs with a wool liner and wool socks. And i have a pair of spurs stretched out to fit them.

On super cold days...below zero F we will break out the pocket hand warmers..i put them in my boots too!

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Gahh, I got the original muck boots also, and I am rather tall, and my feet are rather big. About a 10 also, and oh my, those boots are wide! They almost dont fit in the English irons, and get like... stuck. Hehe, I am so glad someone wears my same size, and noticed how wide those boots actually are

But, if you want a warm boot for winter chores, a waterproof boot, and indestructible boot, get those! They are toasty warm. Even without socks. (haha)
Yes, I have the tall-girl's curse of big feet . They barely fit in my Western stirrups, so I try not to wear those boots unless it's super cold. I wear them pheasant hunting, and this year we had to tredge through some parts of field that were knee-deep in water. My feet stayed warm and dry, though!
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Well, today it's feeling like actual winter. 3 degrees and got 7 inches of snow overnight. Boo hoo, had to use my winter gear this morning :(
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post #50 of 54 Old 01-13-2012, 05:20 PM
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You must live near me! Ha Ha! Hasn't stopped snowing since yesterday, (very common though) and we're close to a foot and a half now...
Makes it tough sometimes trudging out back to take care of my horse in that because I'm only 5' tall!! No worries - what horse owner doesn't do that and more with a big smile on their face :)
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