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    01-18-2012, 10:18 AM
Originally Posted by equiniphile    
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!
Yes, I know right! Lol, I hate being tall with super big feet
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    01-18-2012, 11:49 AM
Do some of you folks have trouble getting motivated to ride when it's really cold? It never gets very cold here... but lately it's been in the 40's at night which is much colder than I am prepared for. So I tend to just lunge my horse instead. It seems to be much tougher on cold nights when I get to the barn after work, for me to actually get motivated to get on and ride!
    01-18-2012, 12:24 PM
I went riding this past weekend.

It was cold but not frigid. The max Saturday was around 18 and about 28 on Sunday.

On both days I wore the same stuff.

Long lightweight polypro underwear (just el cheapo stuff, not Underarmor) tops and bottoms.

Regular woven cotton lycra breeches (not winter weight or anything).

One pair of wool hiking socks inside a pair of uninsulated leather field boots. These are my roomiest boots and circulation was not restricted.

A long sleeve polo and a wool sweater.

Waxed canvas jacket (uninsulated) and leather gloves with 40 grams of Thinsulate.

Both days I rode outdoots at the walk, trot, canter, and a little bit of gallop on Sunday.

The only part of me that got cold were my toes. On Saturday they got really cold and I had to cut the ride short (I went alone) after about 40 minutes.

On Sunday I went out with a friend and by flexing my toes often I was able to stay out 1 1/2 hrs without issues.

I think my cold toes were mostly due to riding in my all purpose saddle with its shorter stirrups. If I had lengthened the stirrups on it or if I had used my dressage saddle maybe I wouldn't have had such cold toes. But I like my stirrups shorter when riding cross country to make it easier to get in a two point.
    01-18-2012, 02:00 PM
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I wear(on the top) a tank top, a long sleeve, a short sleeve, 3 sweatshirts and 2 vests.

On my legs...A pair of leggings, a pair of winter riding pants and a pair of jeans.

On my feet..sadly I don't have winter riding I just wear my paddock boots with BIG, FLUFFY, wool socks with toe warmers and half chaps.

On the really cold days I wear my mom's helmet with a hat undder it.


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