Originally Posted by jaydee
I don't think there's such a problem if you wear light fabric jeans or stretch jeans, I often ride in cut offs with half chaps in the summer - but they're a stretch fabric
As someone who's ridden in the old fashioned baggy breeches, jeans and stretch breeches the last come out on top every time for comfort because they allow for movement without needing extra fabric that's going to twist around your legs and bunch up at the back of the knee
I imagine western riders don't have the same problems as they ride with a straighter leg
It's true I don't have my stirrups as short as say a jumper but I do still have some bend to my leg (enough to post comfortably) where my jeans COULD bunch up but they don't.
The only way I could even see jeans bunching up and not moving comfortably with the rider is if the rider was pinching their knees for balance and thus not allowing the jeans to move.
Perhaps it has a lot to do with the saddle being western or english on if jeans become a torture device.