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post #41 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 08:00 AM
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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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post #42 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have tall boots, so that is good! I love tall boots - so much better than half chaps for schooling anyway.

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post #43 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 09:31 AM
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I agree, I only ride in tall boots ! Everyone at my barn thinks im a snob haha

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post #44 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #45 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 06:28 PM
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Kerrits or Irideon are my favorites

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post #46 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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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).

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post #47 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 09:28 PM
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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) :)

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post #48 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 10:47 PM
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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 !

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post #49 of 50 Old 02-27-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #50 of 50 Old 02-28-2013, 12:26 AM
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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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