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    10-31-2012, 09:47 AM
  #1
Weanling
Mennonite women's riding attire

I have a student who comes from a Mennonite family, and because of their religion, the lady-folk wear skirts or dresses, but not pants. She wears leggings under her skirt. I have been suggesting (to her and her mom) that she wear breeches under her skirt to protect her legs, but my suggestions are always .... politely dismissed. She has said that they may get some 'jeggings', the leggings that look like jeans, but I don't think even those are not thick enough to protect her poor legs.
I have been researching the Mennonite religion and from what I can gather, this practice comes from Deuteronomy 22:5, stating "A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a women's cloak"
So, anyone who has any ideas or experience, I would adore your input! Thanks!
     
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    10-31-2012, 09:54 AM
  #2
Trained
Teach her sidesaddle. She can't wear pants and breeches are definitely too masculine in their minds. I think that she's wearing leggings is actually pretty forward thinking of them. Since they can't accomodate you, why not teach her sidesaddle so she doesn't need pants?
     
    10-31-2012, 09:58 AM
  #3
Trained
How about riding skirts. Look like skirt, but are actually pants. And look gorgeous to boot.
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    10-31-2012, 10:10 AM
  #4
Weanling
I have never ridden sidesaddle myself and wouldn't feel comfortable trying to teach it Not to mention getting a saddle. Good thinking though.

What are these riding skirts you speak of? Research commencing.
     
    10-31-2012, 10:13 AM
  #5
Trained
Hope the links come up:
http://en.dawanda.com/products/14393...eitrock-gr3638

http://item.mobilweb.ebay.co.uk/view...d=120958226301
     
    10-31-2012, 10:13 AM
  #6
Trained
Oops double post
     
    10-31-2012, 12:31 PM
  #7
Green Broke
^^ The sites don't work...
     
    10-31-2012, 12:40 PM
  #8
Green Broke
They are moble links so they wont work from a computer. I could pull up the first one on my phone but not the second one. But I only know english so I have no idea what the first one says lol.
     
    10-31-2012, 12:47 PM
  #9
Trained
Just google riding skirt. You'll find some.
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    10-31-2012, 01:32 PM
  #10
Trained
Thanks, Dancing
Didn't think of the mobile only, sorry guys.
Barbara Stanwyck in "Big Valley" wears them all the time when she's on a horse
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