Originally Posted by tiffanyodonnell
I will reiterate too: perhaps we are talking about the difference between women's bodies and men's bodies!
Most of the comments about not understanding why anyone wants to wear stretchy pants while riding, and that jeans are more restrictive and rub you are from guys.
Guys, some of us females are more comfortable riding in these kinds of pants. Our hips, legs and many other parts have a different shape. That doesn't mean you have to wear them too. Just understand it works for us. And enjoy it!
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While it is an absolute that the male and female bodies do have certainly anatomical differences (beside the obvious things
) I'm not qualified to say that it makes a difference here or not. All the girls in my family that rode all wore basically the same things the guys wore. Loose, comfortable clothes. I was the only person there who had taken dressage or any "formal" training and I was the youngest to boot so my comments in the beginning were basically seen as a bit comical to some (and embarrassing to my father.....like me insisting I wanted to have a dressage saddle and use direct reining
) of these people for whom riding wasn't something you did in an arena (there wasn't even a round pen within 20 miles in any direction
). But I was a quick study and learned real quick that there was good reason why neck reining is great and dressage saddles.....well, it was a big enough joke on it's own
, no one is disputing that women are obviously happy riding in tight, form fitting pants. If you'll notice my early posts...I'm all for it
. I'll be the first (second, third and last) to admit that it looks good
. Never had a problem with it from the first time my riding instructor met me at the stable in Kassel in her tight little breeches and boots. If I hadn't already wanted to learn to ride looking at her would have done it.