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post #1 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Wink What do you wear when it's hot outside

We had our first water fight at the barn today since the weather was perfect for it today. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 90's and I found my shorts and tank tops to celebrate the next 7 days of hot hot weather for Washington State.

Just like last year we're going to go on horseback bareback and have a mid day water fight in one of the back 10 acre pastures. Since the forecast says it's supposed to be already in the 70's when I get up I'm going to go with a nice funny looking outfit. Shorts and a tank top and riding boots. haha. No water balloons of course but huge super soakers and old cleaned out medicine syringes and of course you can't forget full water troughs and buckets of water!

If the bareback hair gets too itchy we have lots of hoses to wash every ones legs off. Tomorrow is going to be a lot of fun.

So any pictures of your funny summer riding outfits?
What do you wear to keep cool and comfy as the heat rises?

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post #2 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 01:18 AM
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I don't have pictures, and I know it's not recomended, but shorts and a spaghetti strap or halter top is my choice. Although if I'm competing I still ride in my jeans and show shirt (HOT HOT HOT! Hate it :( )

I'm notorious, however, for riding on my swimsuit if it gets over 95 degrees.

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post #3 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Same here! Shorts and a spaghetti strap tank or just regular tank top but only at the barn. Anywhere else and I'm in jeans and a shirt. Most schooling shows in the area allow thick strap tank tops though if it's hot.

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post #4 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 01:42 AM
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I wore some long-ish shorts and boots..haha...it wasn't comfortable in a saddle but i still road. Jeans and riding in the summer feels icky but I usually only ride in jeans but it's not a good feeling.
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post #5 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 01:46 AM
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I still wear joddies, sometimes half chaps, and a tshirt or singlet top or whatever. If im just mucking around, trail ride or something, its the same only without the chaps.
Though, where i live it never really gets very hot so i dont have much of a problem wearing that stuff, especially if i ride in the cooler parts of the day.

Last year I was over at the coast visiting relos. Was so hot, and i love the heat but i dont know what i'd do if i had to ride in it, i dont like wearing shorts and stuff when i ride.
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post #6 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 02:17 AM
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How fun! Have a horse I can borrow!? Haha.

I typically still wear my breeches and boots and half chaps when I ride unless I'm REALLY dying. Then I wear my breeches and tennis shoes, but I fold breeches up to my legs get some air. And I'm typically in a sports bra or bikini top. I don't handle heat well, so for the most part, I try to ride very early or I don't ride at all.

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post #7 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 12:40 PM
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I wish it was 90 in Massachusetts. It has been nearly 100 and humid every day this week, I have been riding barebck, in a tank top and some jeans with boots and chaps. I feel like it would be seen as improper if I wore anything less to the barn I board at :P
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post #8 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 12:45 PM
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When it's really hot I'm bareback, sports bra, barefoot, and long (knee length) shorts. I can't stand the itchy feeling of sweaty horse hair (and it gives me a rash) so I don't wear short shorts.

But I have no lakes, so I usually ride early morning or late evening when it's really hot/humid as much for Soda as myself.
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post #9 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 12:50 PM
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Jeans and a tank top. I actually kind of like to get dressed up when I ride, lol. I wear a nice tank and any jeans, but I just like looking nice. I don't know why, guess I'm just a girl
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post #10 of 23 Old 07-08-2010, 01:57 PM
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Capris and either a t-shirt or tank top. I have short paddock boots that I wear in the summer when I ride. Oh, plus my helmet.

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