What do you wear while riding?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

What do you wear while riding?

This is a discussion on What do you wear while riding? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-15-2008, 11:55 PM
What do you wear while riding?

Hey. I was wondering what one would wear while riding.
I am planning on taking western riding lessons but have no clue what I would wear.
I just want to know what everyone wears while riding? Lol.
Pictures would be great, and what kind of foot wear do you wear while riding?
Is the foot wear different between english and western?

Sponsored Links
    03-15-2008, 11:57 PM
I wear pair of comfy jeans and a good pair of tennis shoes, but that can be dangerous. If are you going to be doing western for a while, I'd invest in a good pair of boots and chaps.
    03-16-2008, 12:03 AM
Just any riding boots? What type would you suggest?
I googled "riding chaps" and I saw ones that went to the knee, And then I saw some that cow boys wear and motor bike riders wear.
Which ones are the ones you were talking about.

I apologize for my lack of knowledge. Lol

Edit: Do 1/2 Chaps count as chaps?

Sorry again for my.... "noobness?"
Lol I don't know a word for it
    03-16-2008, 12:18 AM

Style: Shotgun.

You can get them in other styles too like equitation, chinks and there are a few others too but I can't think of them. I prefer this type as they are more showy:



I prefer Ariat or Justin Roper boots. I like the Ariat Fat Babies for Winter riding. Toasty toes with traction on the snow so you don't have to changes shoes to ride! Ariat Heritage Roper boots are nice all 'round boots to ride in IMO.

Edit- Half chaps are more for English riders. https://confac.securesites.net/Muddy...ChapsColor.jpg
    03-16-2008, 12:23 AM
Just for basic lessons, and pleasure riding, like on trails and stuff, would I need chaps?

Are those for english or western riding? Or does it really matter?
    03-16-2008, 01:32 AM
If you're just riding trails and taking lessons, a pair of jeans and tennis with nice grippy treds will do fine. The boots you posted are english, as are the chaps.
    03-16-2008, 01:45 AM
All the stables I've ever ridden at require riders to wear a boot with a heel to prevent your feet slipping through the stirrup.

When I ride western, I wear a comfy pair of jeans (try doing a nice low squat, if you can't, the jeans are too tight) and comfy shirts, as well as boots - usually ropers.
    03-16-2008, 01:53 AM
Oh thanks.
So just runners would work?
I also read about paddock boots?... Can those be used for western?
I was hoping that one day, maybe... I could try barrels. :)
Chaps are ment to protect your leds from thorns and brush right? That's what I read somewhere.
    03-16-2008, 02:01 AM
Field/paddock boots are kind of English tack. As long as you have a half in heel, I think, you are okay.

Try these, they are Ladies' Justin Boots 10" Pull-Ons:

Or you could go cheaper and get these. They aren't as pretty but they have a heel.
    03-16-2008, 02:05 AM
Thanks. I don't know if Ill buy expensive riding boots right off the hop, cause I want to see if I really like it first. Thanks so much.
Where do you get good riding jeans?
My current jeans are skinny jeans, and I think they might be to tight for riding lol.

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0