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        02-27-2013, 09:00 AM
      #41
    Trained
    You really should have tall boots to event in the US. Gaiters are ok if you don't have them, but absolutely no half chaps !
         
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        02-27-2013, 10:27 AM
      #42
    Yearling
    I have tall boots, so that is good! I love tall boots - so much better than half chaps for schooling anyway.
         
        02-27-2013, 10:31 AM
      #43
    Trained
    I agree, I only ride in tall boots ! Everyone at my barn thinks im a snob haha
         
        02-27-2013, 06:23 PM
      #44
    Yearling
    Have you ever walked into a public place with tall boots and breeches? People stare at me like I'm a freak wheneverI do lol! It's super funny!

    So, back to breeches: What's a good quality but not too expensive brand that really "breathes" well?
         
        02-27-2013, 07:28 PM
      #45
    Weanling
    Kerrits or Irideon are my favorites
         
        02-27-2013, 09:57 PM
      #46
    Yearling
    I had a pair of TuffRiders, but they got "fuzzy" or whatever really quick. I suppose you're not supposed to dry them though. :p It'd be nice if I had more than one pair for the weeklong show this summer (hunter/jumper, not eventing).
         
        02-27-2013, 10:28 PM
      #47
    Weanling
    I always air dry my riding pants, so I can't tell you if Kerrits or Irideon will pill like the TuffRiders. But.... Kerrits pants come with a packet of carrot seeds! (which I planted and the horses love) :)
         
        02-27-2013, 11:47 PM
      #48
    Trained
    Im a tailored sportsman snob....what can I say. I have two pairs, one for schooling and one for showing. One pair cost $130 and the other $230....what can I say im a snob....

    They are so comfortable though and so good looking. And I take really good care of them =]

    Also if you spill or get on the more expensive ones you can just wipe it off and it comes right out just like that ! So nice at horse shows !
         
        02-28-2013, 12:08 AM
      #49
    Yearling
    Wow, that's pretty cool. I would totally invest but right now it seems like the money is going faster than I can make it. :( I've been trying to cut back a little on spending for gas and food (the only things I seem to buy besides horse stuff), and I work as much as I can.

    I do have one good thing though - my mom does work for a tack shop owner, and sometimes I get stuff for a good deal. So hopefully when that lady comes back from Arizona we can get down and I can get this stuff.
         
        02-28-2013, 01:26 AM
      #50
    Weanling
    Oh, haha. Over here for lower levels, you can get away with short boots and full grain leather gaiters.

    I have Kerrits Sit Tight Supremes. I can honestly say that, I don't find them all that breathable. IMO they are not good to be riding in on a hot day. I normally use them doing SJ and XC as they keep you really secure in the saddle even in the wet. I do really like wearing them... Just not in summer.

    I use my Dublin Prime Performance Breeches for Dressage and those super hot days that I can't stand the sweaty feeling my Kerrits breeches give me. They are mostly cotton and have a mesh pannel for the calf, so your legs don't get too hot with socks and boots on. I find the fit quite flattering too :)
         

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