Originally Posted by FlyGap
Yep, southern cold is entirely different. Humid cold, even 35 degrees, is miserable and sinks into your bones. I have hiked and lived in Montana and Wyoming and I'll gladly take dry freezing over humid chilly any day.
BUT, I don't ever get cold. I love love love cold weather, heat makes me sick!
I can't stand anything that rustles. So I primarily ride in nice fleece, patagonia is my fave. I do have a couple wind/rain jackets I roll up and take with me but it's gotta pour before I put one on. I like under armor BUT it makes me itch and burns where I sit and touch the saddle, lol. So mostly I use lightweight super thin leggings under my jeans and wool socks. DH and I look hilarious because he's typically bundled up for the arctic and I just ride in a jacket. Boot warmers get me through without having to wear too much.
I wish they made better brushed canvas type waterproof material with down filler jackets, I can't STAND the noise silky stuff makes!!!! I bought a high dollar long parka from Patagonia and I love how I just feel normal in it, not warm or cool, but it's soo loud!
A week ago it got down into the upper 20's and I put on a huge puffy jacket to go check the horses, FREAKED them out! Usually I'm in a smooth robe and they just couldn't wrap their brains around the fact that I looked like a giant brown bear! At one point DD's gelding acted like he was going to attack before he figured out it was just me!
and the only way to get it out is a shot of CROWN ROYAL. Well,,,,,, maybe two or three.