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Cynical25 05-20-2013 02:56 PM

Summer sun protection for the rider?
 
Does anyone use SPF/sun-protective clothing?

My boarding facility does not have an indoor arena and the Texas sun can be brutal! Sunblock and hats/sunglasses are a necessity and I try to avoid being out midday. I'd like to wear as little as possible to stay cool, but I know covering up is the smart/healthy course of action to prevent sun damage. I'm trying to get prepared for the next few months as it's already in the 90's and will only get hotter...

LoveHipHop 05-20-2013 03:03 PM

I always use sun cream and wear a cap (when I'm not wearing my riding hat, that is!) in the summer! :)

Saddlebag 05-20-2013 04:54 PM

A cowboy or wide brimmed hat help keep the sun off the face. Consider wearing a light scarf around your neck as the back of it is particulary susceptible to sun burn.


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