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post #1 of 13 Old 07-21-2014, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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New to english! Breech recommendations?

I am new to english riding, I have been ride western but my horse is also is trained in dressage so I need some breeches for my lessons... any good brands? Something flattering (I do not want to be a ham in a tube sock 😂) my budget is 100 dollars. Thank you!
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-21-2014, 02:21 AM
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Kerrits, hands down lol. I would also suggest full seat if you're doing dressage.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-22-2014, 12:40 PM
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I can't recommend a brand, but I understand your pain. My mare and I were both originally western, and we learned english together- well, I was learning while my mare was like "Trot faster? YES, FINALLY!"- I declared it a new discipline and dubbed it "Ghetto English" because after a while I realized since I wasn't planning on competing, I could just wear straight leg jeans and half chaps and call it good.
I've ditched the half chaps now. It confuses people to see a girl in blue jeans get on a cutting bred quarter horse with english tack and then go on to hop over a couple jumps, but we're having fun and that's all that matters
Plus my instructor couldn't care less. As far as she was concerned, it wasn't what you wore but the way you rode that declared your discipline.
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I really like Tailored Sportsmen! Plus they come in fun colors.
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-25-2014, 11:54 PM
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Hmmmm consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds...or something like that! I trail ride a gaited horse with an endurance saddle, English bridle and I wear breeches. Why? Because they are much more comfortable than jeans and let me move better. If there is a tack store anywhere near you, you might want to go and try on a few pair. Every manufacturer fits a little bit differently. They're a lot like jeans in that respect. I have Kerrits and Ariat and like them both very much.
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-26-2014, 08:08 PM
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I know Kerrits are very popular. Don't make the mistake I made though; I bought the cheapest pair of Elation breeches I could find and I had some not-so flattering holes in my crotch within the month! And because I'm both cheap and stubborn, I bought the same kind again and the same thing happened! Invest in a pair that seem sturdy. It'll be worth not flashing your underwear to all the bystanders.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-29-2014, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
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I used to ride in mainly Kerrits but I have recently switched entirely to FITS after receiving a pair in the Spring. They're by far the most comfortable breeches I've worn and the pair I have - Duet full seat - has perforated patches so they're super breathable even in hot weather. I highly recommend them!
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-21-2014, 05:19 PM
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if you plan on doing dressage for more than a year, invest wisely. The f.i.t.s. Are excellent breeches, though expensive.


Kerrits are a good middle level. They will last a fair long time. I do recommend full seat, and not the uber sticky kind. Just Clarino or leather. Those "sit tight" kind are TOO sticky. You will find it hard to reposition your seat.

I use Boinks. They are looser than other types, and less expensive, but do not last as long. They are much cooler for hot weather, so I like that.

Yoiu will probably want to buy half chaps, too. If you do not, you may find that the stirrup leather will pinch your calf as you post the trot. I love my half chaps. They add a bit of grip, and warmth in winter. Again, you get what you pay for. Ariat's are a good brand.
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-22-2014, 10:37 AM
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I like Kerrits. I HATE Elation.
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