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        10-21-2013, 03:46 PM
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    If you wore half chaps or long boots they probably would
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        10-21-2013, 03:48 PM
    Originally Posted by Yooper    
    D'ya think seamless leggings would be OK for an inexpensive riding pant? I am a heavier person, so actual riding breeches in my size are...very pricey. I'm eyeballing a pair lined with fleece, too, for the winter!
    As long as they aren't too slippery!
        10-21-2013, 05:03 PM
    I use yoga pants as my breeches these days :) They just don't last as long as a real pair of breeches.
        10-21-2013, 05:31 PM
    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.
        10-22-2013, 12:06 AM
    I wear both jeans and breeches and I like them both for different reasons. I need jeans for riding in the brush to protect my legs from scratches and thorns. But I prefer my breeches because they move with me.

    The only jeans that bother me are the ones that are so loose I have to use a belt to keep them up on my hips. But I finally threw that pair out!
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