I went out on a long trail the other day in just shorts and considering the humidity around here, I will be riding in shorts alot more! JSB, I know whatcha mean with the posting...but I gave that up a while ago! I need to get some decent riding shoes...im sure I looked like a huge goon with my electric white legs and lace ups. You can catch that look in the next issue of Vogue.
A forewarning - MAJOR saddle sores can occour if you do it to often. I've seen my friends get terrible blisters. Cowboys wear jeans for a reason. And if you are adiment about riding in shorts Try kapris or pants that hit around your knees.
LOL...I felt that way too...but I was cooler and my jeans werent sticking to my legs so it was worth it! As far as saddle sores, I've never had one. When I was younger, all I rode in were shorts (unless I was showing ofcourse) and never once did I get a blister. I ride western and have a plain, no tooling saddle. Im kind of confused where you would get a blister?
Corino, you were very fortunate. I usually ended up with a blister on the inside of my knee, though it would wear my thighs and calves raw too (of course this was in a fully tooled saddle, I never even thought about that). Plus, the horse I was riding at the time wasn't the smoothest traveller LOL.
Luckily, Nico is smooth as glass. That saddle has saved my hide more times than I can count! Everyone thinks its plain, I think its functional! The worst I ever got was a rash on the back of my calves from horse sweat. Ill have to try again tomorrow and ride a bit longer...I have more padding now but that's not always a good thing...