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    07-24-2011, 11:17 AM
Question horse clothing for boys

Ok, this post is partly to seek advice, and partly just to vent a little (about an admittedly frivolous matter, but still!). I have a 6 year old girl and a boy who just turned 5. They both love horses; my daughter's already taking lessons and my son is about to start (i wish I could teach them myself, having taught riding for 15 years, but that's fodder for another post!). My issue is that it's so easy to find horse gear for girls, but SO difficult to find anything for boys - what's up with that?! A lot of our top riders are men, and they were presumably once boys who wanted horse stuff. Clothing, magazines, toys, knick-knacks... they all seem to be geared to girls.

If anyone has a source for for boys' shirts with horses on them, please let me know (preferably not super-expensive, as i'm a single mom... with kids riding ponies, lol).
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    07-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Right there with ya!

Had to buy my son "ladies" riding boots because none of the men's boots came in his size.

There's definitely a bias in riding wear!
    07-24-2011, 03:38 PM
It's so weird isn't it?! How old is your son? Does he still ride?
    07-24-2011, 03:46 PM
Originally Posted by mgarzon    
it's so weird isn't it?! How old is your son? Does he still ride?
He's 12...and he's just not that "into" horses any more...

So I don't know if we'll be upgrading to that next pair of riding boots. LOL!
    07-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Well, you'll certainly save a lot of money! Hopefully he'll retain some of his interest, though. It's such a lovely sport/pastime.
    07-24-2011, 06:59 PM
*reads thread title* Good luck with that.

Seriously though, both my riding boots and running shoes are women's (where the heck do jockeys shop, now that I think of it?) As long as they're not pink or have those really pointy toes, nobody notices. Actually the place where I buy my runners is a serious sports store and they say they get men wearing women's shoes all the time. Serious runners just care about the fit and features of the shoe.

Gender doesn't make much difference for t-shirts and sweatshirts either IMO.
    07-24-2011, 07:26 PM
Thanks, my fellow countryman :) true, for some stuff it doesn't make too much difference - I got him blue half-chaps, and brown paddock boots that used to be his sister's. But he's envious of all the horse T-shirts she gets, and honestly so many of them are glittery or pink or have girls on them! Maybe it'll matter less to them as they get older, but they're still at the stage of 'she got one, so I should get one too', lol.

I've always wondered what it's like to be a guy in the horse world (and be so outnumbered, hehe). What kind of riding do you do, if you don't mind my asking?

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