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    03-18-2008, 07:51 AM
I just thought id say soemthing: unless you have ankle high sneakers/joggers/runners whatever they are called in your area of the world I wouldnt recommend wearing them for riding especially if you are just learning to ride. If your foot goes forward in the stirrup it is quite easy for the laces to get stuck in front of the stirrup. If you come off like this you will likely get your foot caught in the stirrup.

Don't stress too much about what you wear. Just wear something comfortable and that you have freedom of movement in. If you get into showing or something eventually then you can work in the finer aspects of dress but for now just enjoy it :)
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    03-18-2008, 12:24 PM
Originally Posted by nikelodeon79
Originally Posted by LikeWhoaa
I wear the same thing for both western and english.

A shirt (hoodie and jacket if it's the winter and freezing), jeans, Ariat fat baby boots, and my half chaps.
I was told that Fat Babys weren't for riding... do they work well for you?

I just got a pair and they are unbelieveably comfortable. I haven't used them for riding, though... I got stepped on trimming hooves yesterday and didn't hardly feel a thing (though the toe got smooshed in and I had to take the boot off to pop it back out).
I know a lot of people who wear them while riding, and they work just fine for them (including me). I wouldn't wear them while let's say jumping, but for something like WP, their just fine to wear.
    03-19-2008, 11:36 PM
I ride in jeans, a t-shirt(depending on the weather), and western boots. You can get either laceup paddock style boots or pull on western boots. Do not ride in tennis shoes. Boots are designed so they do not allow your foot to slip thru the stirrup. Be SAFE!

You can ride in jeans or riding pants.. Jeans I suggest Wrangler 13MWZ bluejeans for riding. .They are very comfortable. I'd advise them if you use pull on western boots so they will cover the boot. You can even go to Walmart and get some cheap stretch jeans that work well for riding.

Riding pants(english style) can easily be used with half chaps and paddock style lace up boots. Eng or western, no matter. Ariat and Twisted X are good comfortable boots. I wear them all the time.

Hope you have a great time.
    03-23-2008, 04:13 PM
Green Broke
I just ride in jeans. Normally the ones that I can't or don't want to wear in public because they have holes are too big or are just plain ugly. With that I'll wear anything from a cut-off or tank top to a heavy winter coat. But normally a hoodie. I just wear some cowboy boots with it. Enless it's freezing then I wear snow boots.
    03-23-2008, 07:53 PM
I ride in shorts in warm weather (i live in louisiana so it gets hot!), jeans in warm weather, and either my paddock boots or my converses. It really depends on what I wear to school. I go riding with my friend a lot after school. In hot hot weather, I wear my bathing suit top and soffe shorts w/ my paddock boots.
    03-24-2008, 12:50 AM
Today I rode in shorts (in a saddle) and shoes. The stirrups leathers just about killed my legs. Then I rode again but this time in my shorts and half-chaps. I got a pretty good cut! Ouch.
    03-24-2008, 09:24 AM
I tried riding in shorts, can't do it I guess if you are just riding in an arena or round pen its ok. On a trail ride theres just too much stuff out there to get cut up on OUCH. Plus I want a little more between me and the bugs and snakes
    03-24-2008, 01:38 PM
Originally Posted by Vidaloco
I tried riding in shorts, can't do it I guess if you are just riding in an arena or round pen its ok. On a trail ride theres just too much stuff out there to get cut up on OUCH. Plus I want a little more between me and the bugs and snakes
I was thinking of that, too! Hopefully I didn't get bite by any ticks (I have a phobia).
    03-25-2008, 03:52 PM
We don't really have trails around where I ride, just one to the creek. I don't wear bras that clasp in the front anymore though. I was jumping about 1'6" in a western saddle, and the horn broke my bra! It was my sister's too, but I hid it! Lol! I'm not too worried about buggies though!
    03-27-2008, 09:43 PM
I used to do english riding and now I ride and show western.
If you have a western saddle then it doesn't really matter what type of pants you wear. I will just wear jeans or tackies as for a top then anything will do. You don't have to wear chaps to lessons. Chaps are used in showing.
Where this unless you are told by your instructors otherwise.

Obviously a western saddle and try and have your saddle pad matching the colour of your show top. A nice show top, show pants or jeans under your chaps(most people use black or cream chaps)
Hope this helps.
If you have any other questions I will try and help you out.

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