I'm picking up English riding after about a 12 year hiatus...in my late 20s now. I don't have a lot of horsey friends and I've already asked my trainer a million dumb questions so here I am! I just don't know how to dress myself for riding these days! I need help buying riding breeches or tights to go with paddock boots. I bought a pair of used Ariat paddock boots on eBay and really like them. I'm so rusty I didn't want to break in a pair of tall boots and I don't see myself needing them for a while! I grabbed a couple pairs of used breeches from the local tack shop (not all that local and doesn't have a lot of new or used options) and ordered a pair of Tuffrider cotton pull-on breeches.
My question is - I'm not happy with any of the pants I've bought. The new Tuffrider ones are by far the most flattering but they ride up on my ankles while riding and the knee patches are very cheap and not "grippy" at all. I'm 5'2, 130lbs and today is the first day of summer! Any suggestions for something okay for hot/humid weather and paddock boots? Are Kerrits/Irideons worth it? Thank you :)