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post #1 of 36 Old 10-18-2009, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Winter riding clothing and gear

I was a Tractor Supply tonight and really wanted to buy a purple Carhartt coat that I saw. Everyone tells me how very warm they are but with a price tag of $99.99 it was a little bit out of my budget so I found another coat , a dark brown Schmidt which was much cheaper and another 10 percent off ! I tried it on and really liked it so I bought that one and saved about $50.

It got me thinking about how winter is almost here , in PA we have had 4 inches of wet snow and rain over the last few days. I dont have access to an indoor ring ,so I have to brave the elements if I still want to get some riding time in this winter.

What does everyone wear in the cold winter months? Riders or Horses?
Maybe I can get some suggestions .....thanks

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I was a Tractor Supply tonight and really wanted to buy a purple Carhartt coat that I saw.

I was *at* Tractor Supply....( sorry for not proof reading )

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I usually wear a hoodie over a tee and (depending on how cold) a thicker jacket of some sort over it. I havent' really been able to ride in the bad weather since my gelding wasn't broke back then, so this will be my first year as well riding. However, I was always out at the barn. I really like stuffing my pants in my boots, keeps me warmer, and this year I may break out the half chaps even though I ride western. and of course gloves!
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I think half chaps would keep your legs a little warmer , thats a good idea.

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post #5 of 36 Old 10-18-2009, 01:26 PM
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If you look into Mountain Horse products, you wont be dissapointed.

They make fabulous riding clothing, directed towards those riders who ride outdoors and outback all year round. They make very hearty, very strong products and I love them.

Mountain Horse Winter Riding Boots for Western Riders and those who wear paddock boots and 1/2 chaps:



Winter riding pants:





Winter Thermal under wear:

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I cannot say anything bad about their products. I love them for winter riding! Their clothing makes it that much more desirable to ride in the winter.

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i have winter riding breeches that i wear [sometimes with longjohns under them !] they are a lot warmer than jeans or regular breeches !

i also layer a lot, i hate feeling all bulky !

you can also get helmet liners that cover your ears like ear muffs that will keep you so warm !

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I wear an old down jacket, about 3 sweaters, a thermal long sleeve top and 2 long sleeve tops over that. I wear long johns under winter breeches under 2 layers of pj's. Then I put 1 regular sock up over the long johns, a pair of knee highs over the breeches, and then wool socks over the pj pants and stukk them in my tall winter boots with those foot warmers. They are made by mountain horse, and are so warm and comfy! And then I have a toque and mitts. My mom HATES winter because we have so many clothes to wash, and they all smell so strong because the cows are kept in the barn all winter.
I strongly suggest the hand and foot warmers, they work so well! If you don't mind wearing pjs to the barn, then getting some really fuzzy cheap ones from walmart will do you good. I just buy lots of cheap, warm clothes and layer them.
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lol dynamite, how do you move around with all those layers on?

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lol dynamite, how do you move around with all those layers on?
I have no idea. I guess the clothes I wear are very stretchy! I hate having so much on though... it makes me clumsy lol.
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I wear pj pants under my jeans. That's about the only thing I do different in the winter. My body temp is naturally higher than normal so I'm almost always cold unless its summer time. I'm always layering shirts: tank top, long sleeve shirt, hoodie, jacket. Some good tips for keeping warm: keeping your wrists warm will help keep your fingers warm so getting longer gloves that cover your wrists will help. Wearing a long undershirt that you tuck into your pants also helps keep you warmer. Also I love those gloves that have the mitten attachment (not sure if anyone knows what I'm talking about). They've got a mitten flap that you can fold back so you can have use of your fingers if you need them, but if you don't you can pull the mitten part over your fingers and that keeps them warmer than regular gloves because it keeps all your fingers together so they keep eachother warm. Kind of like how regular socks keep your toes warmer than toe socks (or they do for me anyway).
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