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post #1 of 10 Old 07-03-2009, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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help....whats breeches???

sorry for asking this but I gotta know.what are breeches.i mean I have seen them I know what they look like but what is thier purpose?i usually ride in jeans and a t shirt but im looking at chaps now,what is the diffrence between chaps and breeches?i have no problem with riding in my jeans but im just wanting to look at other options for when I start high school rodeos.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-03-2009, 09:19 PM
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You can't show english in jeans. :) I also believe they are more comfortable to ride. Personally I don't like jeans much.
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Chaps are heavier, more protective than breeches, also more uncomfortable, IMO, lol. Breeches are quite a lot more comfy, they don't bunch up or rub like jeans. If I went back to showing western, I'd keep my breeches and put chaps on over them. The trick is getting used to them at first, especially if your saddle has a smooth seat. You will slide, especially if your position needs work. For rodeo, I'd do breeches with chaps over them. If you're brave, or the western riders in your area are forgiving, you can go with just breeches and cowboy boots. Functional, but wierd looks abound.

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Breeches are traditional English riding pants. They're made of stretchy fabric so they're much more comfortable (in my opinion!) then jeans since they give more. Plus they don't have an inner leg seam to rub on you. They have a leather or leather-like knee patch to make gripping easier and they're tapered around the calf so it's easy to put on knee high leather boots. If you rodeo you will not need breeches!
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-05-2009, 11:55 AM
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I usually ride in jeans and chaps, but just bought a pair of breeches.. I've ridden in them before and IMO there pretty comfortable.
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I have no idea how people ride in jeans (that aren't made for riding) - don't the seams bother you? I rode Denny bareback the other day with my jeans and had to really rock my pelvis forward to keep off the handy-dandy seam!
I almost always ride in breeches. In my opinion they are a little more "professional" looking and are way more comfortable.


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post #7 of 10 Old 07-05-2009, 12:54 PM
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Well, if you are going to be going to rodeos(which traditionally are only Western events), then breeches won't be needed. Just stick with your t-shirt, long jeans, and boots.

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Oops missed the part regarding rodeo.. you mgght get weird looks if you wear breeches, usually worn by english riders.


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post #9 of 10 Old 07-07-2009, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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what about the riding jeans by wrangler???has anybody tried them yet?
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-07-2009, 07:16 PM
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Yes, I do like Wrangler riding jeans. Twenty X are good too :)
Perhaps someone more riding jean inclined can name some other brands for you


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