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).