Originally Posted by Shasta1981
So I'm going on vacation to get out of this freezing cold here in Chicago. We are headed to the Caribbean and will be going on a beach trail ride and will be swimming with the horses! Yay! This is something that I have been wanting to cross off of my bucket list. So I was wondering if anyone on here rides on the beach often or has done it in the past? I plan on bringing my breeches and ariat all terrain half chaps but im nervous about my paddock boots being submersed in salt water. Should I just wear gym shoes?
Living 10 mins from the beach does tend to mean that I ride on the beach regularly!
Leather and slat water don't mix. The salt water drys out the leather and will rot stitching.
Normaly when Riding on the beach I ride bareback and wear wellies!