Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North, way up North.
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Who says you have to buy it?
While in some cases, you "get what you pay for" in terms of quality and comfort, many (if not most) products marketed to equestrians are quite marked up. In terms of clothing, there are many places where you can find a pair of decent breeches for under $50. You'll save even more money if you buy second-hand, and there are many online resources where you're likely to find someone who is selling what you're looking for.
Some things you will want to invest the money in. When it comes to safety and/or comfort (ie. for tack and helmets), you really want to ensure that you buy something that is well-made, funtional, and suits your needs. However, that doesn't mean you need to go spend $350 on a Charles Owen helmet if you're just beginning lessons. However, do expect to pay somewhere in the $100-$150 range for a decent, well-fitting helmet (unless of course, you're one of the lucky people who fit an even less expensive helmet!)
Last edited by JaphyJaphy; 06-27-2013 at 10:36 PM.