Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: yankee ct where we live forever
• Horses: 0
First I like my jeans: my favorite jeans for riding are those that are one size too large and stretchy, Lees are one name that comes to mind. I like form fitting but I want something that's got a lot of give and are light.
Then I have a pair of stretch khakis and I like them because a) they're one size too large and b) because they're really light and the truth is I sweat like I'm melting in the summer, especially when I'm in a stall tacking. UGH. Embarrassing. So the lighter the better.
I have a couple of pairs of jods that are heavier and I'll wear them if I need a clean pair of pants and they feel right that day. I'm not crazy about jods because they fit weirdly to me...too clingy on the thighs. That bugs me. BUt I'll get my money's worth from them, for sure.
I don't really care about "fashion" per se - I ride western but I'll wear an English helmet, half chaps and jods if that's what I decide I feel like wearing. I wear what's comfortable and practical. I don't compete don't plan to compete and don't think it's going to be an issue, thank heaven because those outfits can cost!
I like my half chaps even though they're pretty warm and cotton stretch button front 3/4 sleeved blouses with the sleeves rolled up. I don't like tees in summer because I sweat and then they cling. I like to keep it loose and as airy as I can.
In the winter, I dress the same, only a little heavier. Last year I didn't get to ride during the coldest months but I have a feeling I'm going to be wearing layers that can be stripped off.