Riding Attire

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Riding Attire

This is a discussion on Riding Attire within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Names for english horseback riding attire
  • What to wear for english riding lessons

Like Tree14Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-28-2012, 04:43 PM
Riding Attire

I would be really interested to know what people wear when they ride. There are a number of 'etiquette' requirements on the more formal side of English riding especially around 'Hunting' and also when riding heavies or native breeds - no set rules but they like to see Tweed Hacking Jackets, Cream Jods etc. I also love to see the ladies who ride side saddle in a very edwradian looking 'riding habit' What is 'de rigeur' for Western or any other horse riding in various countries?
Sponsored Links
    11-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Green Broke
I outgrew worrying about what nametag is on someones cloths in about 8th grade. I see it is alive and well though in the english riding world. With more emphasis put on cloths than on how the person has trained and rides their horse. I think in the western world you will find people wearing what is comfortable and suitable for the terrain and weather.
    11-28-2012, 06:47 PM
When I first picked up riding more often, I would wear sneakers and jeans (I ride english btw)
My sneakers turned to work boots, then tall boots
My jeans turned into breeches. (Nothing fancy. I have one nice pair for show.)
My shirt, doesn't matter to me, just what ever is most comfortable
    11-28-2012, 06:57 PM
Are you talking while showing or just schooling? Because schooling, I wear either breeches or skinny jeans with my casual Ariat tall boots and whatever is comfortable on top (read: tank in the summer, jacket in the winter). For shows, it's obviously a whole different ballgame.
Bluebird likes this.
    11-29-2012, 09:50 AM
It depends. Very formal for the show. Kinda formal for my dressage or jumping lessons (breeches, nice shirt). Whatever I feel like when schooling at home (can wear old pants (not breeches) and shirts). However I always wear gloves, tall boots, and helmet - just a question of comfort.
    11-29-2012, 11:47 AM
I'm not a show kind of guy, and am at an age where cute girls look at my horse and avoid looking at me, so its $15 jeans and $3 T-shirt for me. Add a sweatshirt if the temps in Arizona drop below 80...

themacpack and OliviaMyee like this.
    11-29-2012, 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by bsms    
I'm not a show kind of guy, and am at an age where cute girls look at my horse and avoid looking at me, so its $15 jeans and $3 T-shirt for me. Add a sweatshirt if the temps in Arizona drop below 80...

Aw I think both you and your horse look cute!
OliviaMyee likes this.
    11-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Super Moderator
Ditto, bsms!

I like to rede in breeches. Jeans have the seams, and less stretchy (which I NEED) and I appreciate the grip of the knee patch.
Half chaps are my prefered lower leg.

Upper body is whatever the weather dictates. I almost always wear gloves if riding in leather reins, no gloves if riding with rope reins.

Name brand matters not, and is irrelevant because when you are "big" like me, the name brands aren't in your size anyway. Saves me a ton of money.
    11-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Super Moderator
Yes depends on what you're doing so assume not show gear
I do my own horses plus garden and dogs etc so for day to day riding through our bit of wood or in the menage I don't have time to change - cheap and practical suits me best. In the summer its a T shirt & cut offs and then I put half chaps on to ride in and short boots but in the winter I'm more inclined to take the time to put fleecy lined breeches on - I don't find jeans warm or comfortable to ride in and I start piling on the layers so I look like a Michelin Man by January. When we go on long trail rides I also wear breeches - again for comfort, they are better designed for riding in though some stretchy jeans are OK but I don't spend a ton of money on them
Bluebird likes this.
    11-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Well, in the winter during my lessons or just riding I wear sweatpants with a pair of leggings underneath, cowboy boots, long sleeve t-shirt with a big hoodie and my winter coat over it, gloves, helmet.

In the summer I wear breeches, half chaps, riding boots, gloves, tank top, helmet.

Basically, my wardrobe concentrates more on being comfortable in the weather than on style. Especially since I'm not the neatest person in the world and am always filthy leaving the barn.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mennonite women's riding attire Tessa7707 Horse Riding 34 11-04-2012 01:32 AM
WP attire [x-post] SilverPanda Western Pleasure 7 07-13-2012 09:48 PM
Dressage Attire eventerwannabe Horse Show Clothing 4 01-13-2010 12:39 AM
Riding Attire (English) Whipple Horse Talk 11 05-12-2009 02:30 PM
Show Attire Kallista Horse Shows 3 07-05-2007 12:06 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0