Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Southeast United States
• Horses: 0
What Are You Wearing to Stay Warm on Trail Rides?
I live in the middle of no where, and want to stay warm this winter if I decide to venture out on those cold cold days.
When I get out in the winter time, I go strictly for warmth. Nothing fancy meant to look cool on my horse. I am going to tell Joe, my horse, that he is going to have to take the slack up on being the one that looks cool
We have cattle and I dress extremely warm to be outside for hours. But I remember as a child, riding down gravel roads for hours and how cold my feet would get before I got 1/4 of the distance I had plan on riding. I was wearing just regular socks and cowboy boots. Once my feet got cold, I was not enjoying the ride as much as I could.
Now in my old age as I get colder easier, I find myself going prepared for the temps. Wool socks for my freezing feet, and Muck boots for the cold. Those Muck boot have never allowed my feet to be cold. I am so thankful that I found them.
Then the flannel lined jeans are a must. If the temps are way below mild, I put on a pair of insulated underwear underneath those jeans.
On the top, I wear an insulated underwear top, a long sleeved thick t-shirt, and my Cabella's hunting coat over that. I will use a cowl around my neck, and a nice warm hat that covers my ears. If my ears get cold, then I am not happy. Often I have on ear muffs with a hat on top of that.
Lets not forget the warm gloves.
Now if I start getting hot, I can start shucking off a layer on top if needed. I just cannot stand to get cold now.
Maybe I should carry a flask of brandy to warm my insides. Ha-ha!!
Do I look funny when I ride? Probably. But I will be having so much fun.