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post #1 of 5 Old 01-04-2013, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping in Jeans vs. Jodhpurs?

I only go riding about 2 or 3 times a month - if lucky! I've been jumping for about 3 years, and only in jeans. They don't chaff my legs, but my aunt - who has been riding longer that I've been alive - pointed out that I need to get some jodhpurs.
If I'm comfortable, will it be okay for me to continue riding in jeans? Since I go riding so infrequently, I'm not sure if I want to buy a pair... I mean if it's riding pants or a riding lesson, I'll definitely go for the latter.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-04-2013, 06:55 PM
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If you are not showing and aren't required in lessons you take (if any) than jeans are just fine if that is what you prefer. (:

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-05-2013, 02:36 AM
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I agree that they aren't required unless you are showing, etc. I will say though that I find jeans a little more "slippery"/less "grip" (at least on my saddle). I used to always wear riding pants, but lately have just been wearing my jeans and putting my tall boots on.

I haven't jumped in jeans though and will wear riding pants again for lessons.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-05-2013, 03:09 AM
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There are some girls in my barn that ride in yogar pants or sweat pants over breeches, because that is just what they prefer to ride in, as well as a few who ride in jeans. Whatever is most functional and works for you!

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-05-2013, 12:35 PM
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I ride mainly in breeches, but up until recently I rode often in jeans (and still do wear them on occasion). If I do wear jeans, I wear skinny jeans tucked into my boots to give me a little more traction, especially over fences.

As long as you're not showing, I don't see a problem with wearing whatever you want, as long as it's safe.
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