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        10-12-2012, 02:55 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Loving all the comments, crazy how many choices and differences!
         
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        10-14-2012, 09:55 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Layers are your friend.

    And remember the phrase "cotton kills."

    Jeans are fine while you're in the saddle, but if you're going to be out for a while and there's any chance you'll get wet, you may want to wear chaps or a long slicker/duster/oilskin to keep the denim from getting wet. Otherwise the rest of the trip may turn cold and miserable.

    Most of the time I'll wear several layers of "thin" material (turtlenecks, long sleeved t-shirt, etc) and some sort of wind/cold-proof material on the outside layer.

    And don't forget a warm hat/ear coverings. They make them for riding helmets, too. . .keeping your head and face warm makes a big difference!
         
        10-14-2012, 10:14 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Layers are your friend.

    And remember the phrase "cotton kills."

    Jeans are fine while you're in the saddle, but if you're going to be out for a while and there's any chance you'll get wet, you may want to wear chaps or a long slicker/duster/oilskin to keep the denim from getting wet. Otherwise the rest of the trip may turn cold and miserable.

    Most of the time I'll wear several layers of "thin" material (turtlenecks, long sleeved t-shirt, etc) and some sort of wind/cold-proof material on the outside layer.

    And don't forget a warm hat/ear coverings. They make them for riding helmets, too. . .keeping your head and face warm makes a big difference!
         
        10-14-2012, 05:04 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I've already put on the winter boots, hat, winter gloves and my carhart coat. By the end of this week I will have broke down and put on my fleece breeches over long underwear.

    I hate coats and will only wear them in extreme circumstances. I prefer about 20 layers of shirts and sweaters and a down vest lol.

    I had quite the style going Friday.... black wind coat then a blue hoodie then my white down vest, next comes brown breeches with grey and blue striped knee high socks with my black winter boots that are neoprene, top it off with my white hat with one of those fuzzy balls on top lol. Ended up going to the bar after our ride and well I didn't go home to change first.... I think everyone loved my style I mean they couldn't stop starring, they were jealous....
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        10-14-2012, 06:33 PM
      #15
    QOS
    Green Broke
    I am sure they were!!!
         
        10-14-2012, 06:49 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Haha the poor boyfriend has to put up with me. Just wait until winter, I have my insulated overalls on order. When it's -40 and I have to do chores I will look like a marshmallow with so many layers.

    I'm actually looking forward to winter this year and playing in the snow with my dear horse. Hoping it stays above zero most of the winter though haha.

    So since this is the cold weather thread, what gloves do you guys recommend? I have to do chores in the dead of winter with no heated barn or anything. Not unusual for the windchill to be -30 to -40.
         
        10-14-2012, 06:51 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Wow. Really? And the majority of these posters are from warm areas! You guys would all absolutely die here. Even Minnesota -- seriously? You're already THAT bundled up? What do you do in February? Hibernate?

    Layers - lots of layers. Because when I first go out, its freakin' freezing. By the time I have groomed and done feet at least one layer is gone, maybe two. Then on the trail, I need a layer that can easily be taken off and stored on the back of the saddle and put back on -- sunshine and change of wind make a huge difference when we're out. I try really hard to avoid getting too hot. Sweating is a bad, bad thing when it's -30 celcius.

    Best thing is to ride bareback because then I can wear my big clunky rubberized lined boots with two pairs of socks. With a saddle, the boots don't fit in the stirrups unless I hammer them in! Ha ha

    My worst enemy is my hands because I have Reynauds. So I wear mitts, not gloves and take handwarmers with me. My toes are starting to be affected, so I expect I will be buying toe warmers this winter.
         
        10-14-2012, 07:02 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
    Wow. Really? And the majority of these posters are from warm areas! You guys would all absolutely die here. Even Minnesota -- seriously? You're already THAT bundled up? What do you do in February? Hibernate?

    Layers - lots of layers. Because when I first go out, its freakin' freezing. By the time I have groomed and done feet at least one layer is gone, maybe two. Then on the trail, I need a layer that can easily be taken off and stored on the back of the saddle and put back on -- sunshine and change of wind make a huge difference when we're out. I try really hard to avoid getting too hot. Sweating is a bad, bad thing when it's -30 celcius.

    Best thing is to ride bareback because then I can wear my big clunky rubberized lined boots with two pairs of socks. With a saddle, the boots don't fit in the stirrups unless I hammer them in! Ha ha

    My worst enemy is my hands because I have Reynauds. So I wear mitts, not gloves and take handwarmers with me. My toes are starting to be affected, so I expect I will be buying toe warmers this winter.
    Bahaha yes my body hasn't adjusted yet. I'm starting to peel off layers as I slowly adjust. We didn't have fall, we went from 90 to 40 in one day....

    And yes I might hibernate a bit . If I didn't work I wouldn't leave my house except when I go to the barn. I have to tend to my horse every single day so unfortunately I can't hibernate too long haha.

    I just got those Bogg boots that are supposed to keep warm to -40 so we will see. They fit in my stirrups so I hope they are as good as they claim.

    Basically I need to layer with moisture wicking material then wool over it. I sweat as soon as I start brushing the horse, so layers are my friend.
         
        10-14-2012, 07:20 PM
      #19
    Started
    Don't ever underestimate the power of tights either. I buy a pair every year for riding and for standing in lines on Black Friday. They're lightweight, non bulky, and really hold warmth!
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        10-14-2012, 10:51 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I've been told under armour (Men's ColdGearŽ Longsleeve Compression Mock | 1000512 | Under Armour US) is good as your bottom layer but haven't tried it yet myself.
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