Do you get sweaty in the saddle?

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    08-22-2013, 11:20 PM
Do you get sweaty in the saddle?

I figure if you're willing to muck a stall, you should have the stomach to handle some conversation about bodily fluids but for those of you who don't want to discuss sweat, you'd better read a different thread!

I have a riding assessment tomorrow at a barn I'm considering taking lessons at and I just realized I have no idea what to wear! It's summer, it's hot, and I don't usually worry about what to wear but it dawned on me that I've felt hot and sweaty after a ride before. It hadn't mattered then because I was with family - I didn't care. But this is a barn with other people around that I don't know yet. What if I sweat when I'm in the saddle? And I don't mean sweating from the brow. Saddles aren't exactly breathable material so surely someone has some advice on how to avoid embarrassing myself before I even get started?
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    08-22-2013, 11:29 PM
Trust me, no one will be looking, or surprised if they even notice. Wait until winter and then ride bareback. Not only will the seat and inseam of your pants be sweaty, it may well be muddy and hairy too! You're not the only one who will be out there sweating, and everyone will be too preoccupied with how to improve their ride next time to think twice about it.
    08-22-2013, 11:31 PM
Can you wear black breeches? I know I can feel when I'm sweaty after a ride in the heat, but I can't usually see it when I look in the mirror ...
    08-22-2013, 11:32 PM
Seriously, don't worry about it. It's hot and everyone sweats.
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    08-22-2013, 11:35 PM
I can't remember a ride in recent past that I didn't work up a sweat...
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    08-23-2013, 12:40 AM
If they're concerned about sweat in a BARN.. they are in the WRONG business!
    08-23-2013, 12:46 AM
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Lets just say...there have been days where I've walked around at rodeos like this thanks to my dirty muddy horses

If they are true horseman/women then they should understand some dirt and sweat.
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    08-23-2013, 12:50 AM
If you're not sweating, you're having heat exhaustion or heat stroke, so be glad you're sweating. I'd try for dark dark blue or black pants and I'd put a cotton T shirt under your polo or ratcatcher or whatever. And LOTS of deodorant. After you ride, if you can, you can excuse yourself to a restroom and slip on a change of clothes and put cold water on your face and neck. If not, well, I did say deodorant.....
    08-23-2013, 01:42 AM
This makes me feel so much better, reading this thread. What is it they say, "women glisten, men perspire and mules sweat".. At least I know I'm not the only mule in the barn.
(I thought I was the only woman that looked like this after spending time on and with my horses)
    08-23-2013, 02:08 AM
Originally Posted by Le007    
This makes me feel so much better, reading this thread. What is it they say, "women glisten, men perspire and mules sweat".. At least I know I'm not the only mule in the barn.
(I thought I was the only woman that looked like this after spending time on and with my horses)
LOL! With all the heat and humidity this summer, I've been GLISTENIN a LOT!
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