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post #11 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 11:15 AM
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Yes i'm in PA. Yes like the dentist would use. You can get them at Target, Walmart, pharmacies. They are not hard to find. I never go a winter with out a supply. But like i said i only use them when I ride. You're skin cant really breathe with the latex and glove over top. But it does wonders when your'e on a horse and your hands are exposed to the wind.

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post #12 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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My mom is a dentist so ill just ask her to bring a box home for me. I would have never thought of that.

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post #13 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Poco1220 View Post
Pantyhose also work wonders under pants
They give a ton of warmth with no bulk!
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I would have never thought of that either!

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post #14 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 07:13 PM
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This will be my first year riding in the winter so i was going to get a riding jacket. The winter one i usually wear is a Army winter coat, so its to constricting.

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post #15 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 10:05 PM
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I need to buy Under Armour. Thankfully, there happens to be a coupon in some of the free stuff my college gives out during orientation week for 20% Under Armour.

I am so bulked up in the winter, it's pathetic. Last year, I think I only rode once or twice because Abby used to be a nutcase and I didn't really know how to ride her yet (I was used to riding horses that you literally have to pull and kick to move, not one that will turn in a circle with a bit of leg pressure).

North Dakota gets ridiculously cold in the 6 months we have of winter. I also have Raynaud's which constricts blood flow to my hands, feet, ears, and nose, so I have to wear a normal pair of thin socks plus thick wool ones in my boots, my fancy mittens I got for Christmas last year (they're basically a pair of gloves inside mittens. The only things that have ever kept my hands warm), and a hat.

I lose blood flow from the balls of my feet to my toes and I hate riding when I can't feel my feet. My hands rarely lose blood flow, but they get unbearably painful. Last year, I couldn't open a gate with my giant mittens on, so I took them off and by the time I got the gate open, my hands hurt so badly I was crying.

I have new medication for it that helps more, but I basically look like a poufball on my horse.
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 10:11 PM
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Shame on you for mentioning winter in August!!! lol
It really depends on what type of riding you will be doing. You wouldnt have to dress quite as warm for a half hour in the ring as you would for 3 hours on the trail.
Layers are key.
But I am really not mentally prepared to talk about this yet.
Ask me again in november.
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post #17 of 17 Old 08-26-2011, 10:13 PM
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It's great stuff. I get really cold tho, I look like ralphy, (from Christmas story lol) I work outside too then play with my fuzzies outside, so I'm usually freezing. I wear insulated boots & gloves & hats. Cabela's does have alot of selection, along with Army & Navy :) Oh & I'd be lost without my insulated overalls & coat haha.
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