Originally Posted by amp23
I've actually always switched between neck reining and direct reining so that is one thing I was prepared for haha. I guess I may be about a 28 or so in breeches then?
I wear a size sm in kerrit and a 26 in tuffrider. Sm in chaps we are about the same size so this may be helpful.
Brands: Breeches come in waist size or s,m,l if you have a 34 in waist do not follow dovers advise and buy 34 size breeches. Please go to a local shop and have them size you properly. This goes for chaps as well. I also switch western to english in hunter/jumper. So I learned everything about the clothes the hard way.
Products: start cheap then when you ride more you will learn about different clothes and then expand.
For breeches buy tuffrider. Tuff Rider™ Low-Rise Pull-On Riding Breeches < Knee Patch Breeches < Riding Apparel|Dover Saddlery.
I wear paddock lace-up boots and chaps. My chaps are dublin easy clean Dublin Easy-Care Half Chaps < Half Chaps < Riding Apparel|Dover Saddlery.
If you want any advise about transitioning I have been riding hunter for about a year not and still ride western when ever I can.