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        10-20-2013, 07:58 PM
      #121
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by bsms    
    OK, I found a use for tight fitting, stretchy-like pants. When you need them, I guess you NEED them :


    The job obviously paid better then than it did when I was in.
         
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        10-20-2013, 08:26 PM
      #122
    Yearling
    Here it is (forgot I had this picture on here). My most comfortable very warm weather riding attire.
    Loose and thin cotton reenacting shirt (missing a right cuff button and one collar button).
    Loose silk pants.
    WW I mounted Inf leggings (hoping to protect those pants in the woods )
    My most comfortable walking shoes (hey, I've had to walk home leading a horse for miles before....comfort is EVERYTHING )

    Nothing stylish, but it's all comfortable all day, every day (until the weather turns cold).
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        10-20-2013, 08:33 PM
      #123
    Foal
    The answer is simpler then that. They were made by men for their lady counter parts....yea, my gal is going to slap me..
         
        10-20-2013, 08:41 PM
      #124
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by its lbs not miles    
    Not in my 45 years of riding (which included chasing cattle, 100 mile rides on long weekends, etc.....)

    So I will reiterate. LOOSE PANTS DO NOT CAUSE BURNS!
    If they did I'd have lost all the skin on my legs before finished Jr High.
    YES THEY DO - I HAVE GOTTEN THEM NUMEROUS TIMES

    Perhaps the difference is that I jump. Now that I think about it the only time I've really gotten bad burns from loose pants is when I am jumping. I've also gotten burns on my calves from jumping when my half chap broke.

    But whatever, to each their own. When I wear riding pants I don't get burns/chafing/whatever you want to call it on my calves. When I wear loose pants, I get burns/chafing/whatever you want to call it. Therefore, for ME, wearing loose pants causes burning/chafing.
         
        10-20-2013, 08:46 PM
      #125
    Foal
    Also, some people are asking how looser attire causes burns. For ME, no matter how much I smooth the material out under my half chap, the extra fabric ends up scrunching up and rubbing against my calf. I don't get burns on my thighs or anywhere else - just calves from extra fabric rubbing against my calf.
         
        10-20-2013, 08:53 PM
      #126
    Weanling
    Ahab made me hang Val's picture in his stall. What a beauty!

    Everybody is so different, and obviously, what works for one may not work well for another. I've ridden in bathing suits and in long skirts, in jeans, and jeans with chaps, and in breeches with riding boots or half chaps. Many is the bloody knee I've gotten when riding in jeans or shorts, not to mention rows of bruises all down my calves from getting pinched in the leathers. I like riding in jeans and that is my preferred attire if I am out in public. But, if I am really working on something with an instructor, I ride in breeches. For me, breeches make an appreciable difference in my riding.
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        10-20-2013, 08:57 PM
      #127
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    I used to ride in jeans, but I can't anymore. They don't stretch in the right ways and sit funny as well as rub against my legs. I much prefer riding in my breeches or tights.
    I had a loose pair and they were bearable, but I much prefer my normal fitting ones. Not really tight, but not baggy in any way.
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        10-20-2013, 09:10 PM
      #128
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by showjumperachel    
    YES THEY DO - I HAVE GOTTEN THEM NUMEROUS TIMES

    Perhaps the difference is that I jump. Now that I think about it the only time I've really gotten bad burns from loose pants is when I am jumping. I've also gotten burns on my calves from jumping when my half chap broke.

    But whatever, to each their own. When I wear riding pants I don't get burns/chafing/whatever you want to call it on my calves. When I wear loose pants, I get burns/chafing/whatever you want to call it. Therefore, for ME, wearing loose pants causes burning/chafing.

    Your problem is super easy to solve (besides going to spandex )
    1. You can stop wearing your half chaps (that's pretty simple)
    Not sure how the pants leg is rubbing your calf inside your chaps (material doesn't move in mine), but I guess it is somehow.
    2. You can switch to the old Cav style leggings. Your pants will not move around in them once you buckle them up so nothing will rub your calves.
    3. Wear boots instead (while I don't care for them many riders...and jumpers ....swear by them). I prefer walking foot wear for my riding although I do own a pair of riding boots and even a pair of cowboy boots, I prefer not riding with them (combat boots work well if I want to wear boots )

    Of course personally....I'd rather see the spandex (even if you weren't particularly comfortable in it).
         
        10-20-2013, 09:16 PM
      #129
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by its lbs not miles    
    1. You can stop wearing your half chaps (that's pretty simple)
    Not sure how the pants leg is rubbing your calf inside your chaps (material doesn't move in mine), but I guess it is somehow.
    Just fyi that is not what she wrote in her post. When her halfchap broke, she got rubs....as in without a halfchap. Being without it could be more troublesome for her...

    Also the photos you linked I can see the top thigh area is stretched, pressure on your knee cap, and the infamouse bunching. It may hurt you, but if anything like that happens to me, I am rubbed raw and get blisters. And your leg isn't in "aligned" position to which dressage riders utilize, with their legs underneath them, heel aligned with hip, shoulder, and ear. That's what I meant, most riders that do enjoy wearing jeans do not require their leg to be underneath them, but more infront. As you can see in the photo. Nothing wrong with that, just an observation.

    I don't ride in jeans unless I'm in a western saddle with a seriously long long leg. But even then I prefer breeches cause jeans are stiffer to me and therefore I get sore legs after being in them for hours whilst riding.

    To each their own.
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        10-20-2013, 09:29 PM
      #130
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
    Ahab made me hang Val's picture in his stall. What a beauty!
    Thanks. She just needs to lose at least 100 lbs that just won't seem to go away. She's not ready for a long camping trip yet, but when she is I think that'll get her down to where she needs to be.


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
    Everybody is so different, and obviously, what works for one may not work well for another. I've ridden in bathing suits and in long skirts, in jeans, and jeans with chaps, and in breeches with riding boots or half chaps. .
    I'd like to see a lot more people riding in bathing suits . Shoot, I should have kept dating my last girl friend....but it's not really warm enough now for me to finesse her into riding in her bathing suit. She still calls and I know she'd love to ride Val some more. Maybe next May . Might want to have her out to ride Val anyway and I can get more time in on Kit so they both get ridden more. It's tough keeping them both going by yourself.
         

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