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post #1 of 23 Old 09-27-2010, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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breeches vs. jeans

can ppl..or do ppl wear breeches while riding western?....i know a lot of ppl say they are reeally comfortable.

I wear jeans.
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post #2 of 23 Old 09-27-2010, 04:38 PM
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I'm thinking you can ride in them, but you'd probably get some funny looks.

If you still want to wear denim, they make denim riding breeches. They're 95% denim cotton and 5% elastic. So they're basically just stretch denim jeans with a knee patch. I used to ride in them all the time.
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I've worn them while ridin western, why not?? I think they're comfy but I usually stick to jeans only because that's what I'm used to. They also don't look as funny with cowboy boots haha
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In shows, you wear jeans. At home you can wear what you want. I personally disliked wearing breeches with a western saddle. You'll notice that you have a LOT more grip in jeans. Of course, I had knee-patch breeches.. it may be different with full-seat.

I hate that I have to show in Jodhpurs. I couldn't keep my horse in gait worth crap.. they made the saddle crazy slippery.
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I have never seen anyone were breeches with a western saddle but if you want to give it a try, why not?

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My saddles have all been suede seats so no problem with the breeches and grip there, cotton + suede is almost Velcro for me haha!

Jeans just feel way more natural in a western saddle if that makes sense.
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Eta: I've worn breeches western because I ride both English and western horses in one day. I hate trying to squeeze jeans in half chaps to do English and also hate wearing western boots English so breeches and swapping boots between rides is what usually happens.
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post #7 of 23 Old 09-27-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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alright, just curious!

Denim breeches?! That's awesome..I might look at those. I do ride western. Tried english and my legs swing in english irons..but not western and I guess I don't have the patience to work on that.I never wore breeches before...just curious..thanks :)
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I hate that I have to show in Jodhpurs. I couldn't keep my horse in gait worth crap.. they made the saddle crazy slippery.
I learned to ride an English balanced seat in polyester breeches and on a slick seated English saddleseat saddle. It was either learn to ride correctly and balanced, or fall off constantly.

Gidget, just Google riding jeans or denim riding breeches. They even make them in fullseat now.

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They're super comfy! And sometimes not as hot to wear because they're thinner and come in lighter colors. If no one else at the barn rides western in breeches you may get funny looks but hey, do what's comfortable!
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you can but its not nessasary.
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