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LouieThePalomino 06-30-2013 06:57 PM

Riding western in breeches
 
Ok so after my chapping incident I have decided to order a pair of tuff rider ribbed breeches because they seem more breathable, comfortable and better looking than just regular Jeans. I am just so sick of Jeans and the seams, and they get really uncomfortable and baggy after a long day of riding.

Anyways, has anyone else ridden western in breeches before? Im afraid ill look stupid or tacky, I ordered smokey color so hopefully it wont look too stupid lol. I mostly ride trails but I am going to be learning English so I have an excuse for that lol.
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GamingGrrl 06-30-2013 07:18 PM

I ride western in breeches sometimes! I keep my horses at home though, so I don't have to worry much about other people seeing me.
I think I you had a dark pair it wouldn't look weird at all.
I love breeches, once I put a pair on I don't want to take them off. :lol:
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gigem88 06-30-2013 07:23 PM

I do it all the time! They sure come off easier than jeans when you're sweaty. I know Kerrits (as other brands probably do) that make some especially for summer that wick away moisture and breathe better.

smrobs 06-30-2013 07:29 PM

I've never ridden in breeches, but I couldn't possibly fault another rider for wanting to. I'm a firm believer in wearing whatever is most comfortable for you.

Taffy Clayton 06-30-2013 07:37 PM

I do all the time. I wear breeches, Ariat mountain boots and half chaps to trail ride english or western.

IRaceBarrels 07-01-2013 06:16 PM

I ride western and after today I'm thinking about getting some. Turns out there is a good reason people don't ride in shorts. My leg is bleeding from rubbing on my fender. I don't think it will look tacky. I think breeches are cute. As long as they are pared with the right undergarments haha.

waresbear 07-01-2013 06:44 PM

There is a few brands that sell combo English/Western breeches/jeans. My pair are from Horka, they have a foot stirrup for English if you want to ride with tall boots, but it's connected high enough that roper style boots will fit under.
http://www.horseforum.com/attachment...icture-429.jpg
The stirrup part, if you can see it, attaches high enough so western boots can fit under
http://www.horseforum.com/attachment...icture-430.jpg
I have worn tall boots with these as well, very versatile.

LouieThePalomino 07-01-2013 10:19 PM

Thanks guys for your posts! I cant wait untill my breeches arrive, im hoping that they will help me feel less nasty and sweaty when I ride.

And those look like some awesome breeches waresbear, im going to have to see if I can find some like that
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xXSweetBreezeXx 07-01-2013 10:25 PM

I definitely do all the time when I'm in the mountains. Its way more comfortable when were getting ready for an 8 hour day in the saddle. Plus it just seems a little safer than some of the people in my group that wear their pajama bottoms...

Paintlover1965 07-01-2013 10:39 PM

Love those breeches Waresbear! I prefer a full seat breech and I often ride in breeches with my western tack. I sometimes ride two or three horses in a day and change from Western to English. The only time I wear my jeans is when we go to team penning as there's a dress code. I have been looking for a pair of jean type breeches but so far I haven't liked any of the ones I've tried so far. Going to check those out Waresbear. They look fab on you! There may be hope for me yet.


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