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post #11 of 15 Old 01-11-2020, 04:52 PM
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Comfy none slip clothes and sneakers. DEFINITELY DO NOT BUY ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU HAVE NEVER RIDEN.
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-11-2020, 07:58 PM
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I am so tempted to say, "Medieval armour if you happen to have it lying around!"
Jale will probably need extra lessons on the easy way to mount wearing armour, not included in the lesson I'm sure

I would say proper head wear - helmet and proper foot wear - shoes or boots with a good heel. Everything else in between can come later as you progress.
As mentioned you could call and see if they provide helmets and they can advise you on clothes and boots.

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Comfy none slip clothes and sneakers. DEFINITELY DO NOT BUY ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU HAVE NEVER RIDEN.



Some instructors do not allow sneakers worn in lessons as they are a hazard. Especially with a new rider. Any type of low heeled shoe that fits comfortably would be what is recommended. Many around here wear dress boots as long as they do not have zippers up the inside. More typical is a pair of slip on western.
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-12-2020, 03:30 PM
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Some instructors do not allow sneakers worn in lessons as they are a hazard. Especially with a new rider. Any type of low heeled shoe that fits comfortably would be what is recommended. Many around here wear dress boots as long as they do not have zippers up the inside. More typical is a pair of slip on western.
Agree with the heeled shoe/boot. Don't know anyone here that allows sneakers!

Would help if we knew what type of lessons; English or western at least. Would not show up at an English barn wearing jeans to ride in...jeggings would be ok for a first lesson anyway.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-12-2020, 04:08 PM
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I think it would be fine. Here for the first few lessons Jean's are fine ad long as you have appropriate head and footgear. Best is to call the instructor.

My son refused to wear breeches for years but instead worn a polo(the sport) jean that was soft and super stretchy but otherwise fit and looked like jeans. They were a light tan. He would wrap the lower leg and put the half chaps over them. Made them look like breeches without the overly close fit he found uncomfortable.

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