The barn my son rides in has a hired hand that wears well fitting but comfortable jeans and a tshirt in the event the tasks he's assigned ruins it and a pair of steel toe boots. How he LOOKS in them is totally secondary as they are functional for what he is doing - cleaning stalls, exercising, feeding, cleaning tack, landscaping, clean up the jumps, weeding the garden, painting, fixing fence, the list goes on. When he rides for lessons he wears a pair of older breeches that aren't up to show wear and again a tshirt. Shows - whatever the classes he is in has set. Again his LOOKS are secondary (but I will say he looks pretty good) to the task. Riding is about YOU and the HORSE - not YOU and whomever may be watching you unless it is your instructor and she/he is looking FOR form not AT form. At home my son dresses similarly for what he is doing for that period in time. Safety is the objective. Nothing loose fitting and always appropriate foot wear for the task.
Last edited by QtrBel; 06-10-2013 at 07:21 AM.