Why breeches?? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 24 Old 03-30-2010, 05:23 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central TX
Posts: 375
• Horses: 5
For me, the seams in the jeans have never been an issue. However, if I'm in jeans I have to be in tight fitting jeans. If they are loose, THEN it starts to hurt from the material moving around and bunching in wrong areas. About 1/2 the time I'll use my half chaps with my jeans. I've also known people to use standing wraps around their own calves prior to riding in jeans.
sandsarita is offline  
post #12 of 24 Old 03-30-2010, 07:02 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
I only ride in real breeches at shows or clinics. I ride in riding tights that look like breeches except they are more comfy most of the time I use them because A) I can't imagine riding in jeans and B) They help me stick to the saddle.

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #13 of 24 Old 03-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,184
• Horses: 1
I <3 my full seats. They look so much more professional than jeans, and so much more flattering than those tights. They reduce a lot of the chaffing that I get from riding in jeans and the full seat provides more grip on my saddle.
My favorite brands are RTS and Arista. Although they are expensive I have had pairs for 10 years and they still look new.
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
post #14 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 12:04 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,227
• Horses: 0
I ride in jeans and half chaps and am pretty much just now learning to actually ride, rather than just be a passenger. Catching on to the dressage theory and only just understanding how to apply it all. Still a LONG way to go. Haven't had a problem yet with the jeans, but I've ridden in jeans my entire life, and don't show, no money to do so. However, when I eventually can show I'll obviously buy some breeches, tall boots, etc. and then we'll see how I feel about riding in jeans. But for now I'll kick it tacky style and keep doing what I do.
:P

I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
Gillian is offline  
post #15 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 12:09 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,358
• Horses: 1
I would also like to say that breeches are used in conjunction with tall boots. They don't reach as far down your leg, so they make wearing tall boots easier.
Jodhpurs are the ones that reach all the way down your leg, and are used with paddock boots.
Try riding in jods and tall boots and it is certainly not comfortable.
Gidji is offline  
post #16 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 04:00 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 780
• Horses: 2
I've also found that I get overly sweaty when riding in jeans. I've never had that problem when using breeches though.

"He doth nothing but talk of his horses."
~William Shakespeare
IslandWave is offline  
post #17 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 05:25 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: California
Posts: 38
• Horses: 1
The correct equipment tends to be correct because it works. Bike riders wear bike shorts, dancers wear tights, English riders wear breeches -- and boots, and helmets, and gloves, and . . . . . whatever else our little hearts desire to spend money on.
chrispy is offline  
post #18 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,909
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~ View Post
I <3 my full seats. They look so much more professional than jeans, and so much more flattering than those tights. They reduce a lot of the chaffing that I get from riding in jeans and the full seat provides more grip on my saddle.
My favorite brands are RTS and Arista. Although they are expensive I have had pairs for 10 years and they still look new.
So do you just wash them in washing machine? Or it's an issue with the leather(?) seat.



kitten_Val is offline  
post #19 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 11:04 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,508
• Horses: 3
Kitten, I wear On Course breeks. Mine can be put in the washing machine. I imagine there are some that have to be dry cleaned, but I wouldn't buy 'em!

I love my full seats. With the Equisuede on my saddle and the full seat breeks, I can sit pretty much any spook my hot Arab gelding throws at me. He's the reason I went ahead and bought the full seats, as I'd only ever worn the regulars.
Speed Racer is offline  
post #20 of 24 Old 03-31-2010, 11:08 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,490
• Horses: 0
I ride primarily Western so I'm all for jeans. When I use my mom's old English saddle, though, I ride in jeans. I don't have to post since my horse is gaited so it makes it a little easier to ride in jeans . My mom gave me some of her old breeches so maybe I should wear them next time I go English.....
equiniphile is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breeches Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Tack and Equipment 9 03-11-2010 09:28 PM
breeches JumpingJellyBean Horse Tack and Equipment 12 07-04-2009 02:36 PM
Breeches or Jods? Whipple Horse Talk 2 03-15-2009 02:54 PM
what do you think of these breeches? Jubilee Rose Horse Tack and Equipment 5 10-19-2008 05:30 PM
Reg. Breeches vs. Full Seat Breeches GeminiJumper English Riding 3 06-16-2008 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome