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  • What you would wear in the summer when riding a horse
  • Wearing polos to horse show in summer

 
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    02-28-2011, 09:02 AM
  #21
Weanling
Huh, interesting. UA has always been my go-to for warm weather stuff. I have one that is so warm I can wear it and a tshirt...In 30 degree weather! But if the cool one isn't as good, oh well.
     
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    03-01-2011, 05:07 PM
  #22
Weanling
I wear a short sleeved polo shirt but they do make long sleeve thin shirts which keep rider cool and block sunlight, thus helping prevent skin cancer (especially important when you're younger).
     
    03-01-2011, 05:19 PM
  #23
Started
I first of all try not to ride during the really really hot hours of the day like 11-3. Like you, especially with a helmet, my head starts to pound from the heat and I overheat easily. I also sweat very easily so anything restricting air flow to the arm pits--lol--is super annoying so I wear a lot of tank tops during the summer.

If you're worried about not looking appropriate for your riding lessons, I would try a simple polo t-shirt. Try and get one that's slightly loose fitting so there can be air flow around your body but you don't want anything sloppy looking. All that high-tech clothing everyone else has listed sound great! I personally don't like to spend much on my clothes.
     
    03-02-2011, 10:09 AM
  #24
Weanling
We have our own barn so no rules for dress there! I just wear a tank top in the summer. When I go to lessons or XC schooling (we don't show in the summer, too hot. Show season is in the winter here!) I wear an underarmour shirt or some kind of athletic polo. I saw a lady at a show once at the beginning of summer and she was wearing long sleeves and it was in the upper 90s. Heard someone asked her about it and she said it actually kept her cooler. I think its the one you are talking about.
     
    03-02-2011, 01:35 PM
  #25
Green Broke
The under armour is great stuff..I have tons of their clothes ( I LOVE their basket ball shorts for riding) ..but usually in summer I'm in shorts, tank top, and boots..I'm also in the lower half of GA. It gets HOT HOT here..
     
    03-02-2011, 08:51 PM
  #26
Weanling
Well, go figure. I go spend $100 on shirts to help keep me cool when riding and I get up this morning for my lesson and it's 60 degrees out. I still wore the outfit I planned on. UA sports bra under a columbia t-shirt (the one with the air flaps and whatnot) It's not a really good comparison agains the UA t-shirt I bought since it was 80+ on sunday when I rode with that. But I have to say I think I liked todays outfit better. The columbia shirt really 'breathed' well and having just the sports-bra under it let the air that was coming through it get right to my skin and since there was also a nice breeze, that kept me pretty cool
     
    03-03-2011, 04:50 AM
  #27
Weanling
I don't really ride in summer, well not this summer....here in Western Australia we've had a heat wave that has lasted for a few months! We've had the hottest february on record and the driest aswell. We've been getting up to 40 degree days (celcius = about 100f)
I usually wear my henty riding shirt that's made out of wickaway meterial and UA sun smart stuff. It's actually really cool. It still gets horse but I would be sweating butt naked! I need to win lotto and get an air conditioned enclosed arena then I would ride during summer LOL
I'll wear singlets too but only when riding at night (about 6-7pm) when I won't get burnt!
Sometimes the white button up long sleeved shirts are cooler too. Wear loose clothing but don't look like your swimming in it either LOL
     
    03-04-2011, 10:12 PM
  #28
Banned
We have no rules at my barn about 'dress code' so, I just wear shorts and a tank top. I over heat very quickly.
     
    03-05-2011, 04:15 PM
  #29
Foal
Hi!
Can you describe a tank top to me please because here in the UK a tank top is a sleeveless sweater. Wearing a tank top uk style would make you very hot in the high temperatures you describe. Is it what we would call a vest? A light weight t shirt with straps rather than sleeves ? Thanks
     
    03-05-2011, 04:32 PM
  #30
Yearling
Well shoot, if I looked like Spyder does I would ride in the buff too.
     

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