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post #21 of 72 Old 01-23-2020, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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I havent tried that brand- and unfortunately I haven't tried silicone full seats. Though I can see the a-Peal. I think Tredsteps are the best breeches I've ever put on- I have three pairs- one of them Jean full seats that I love. Occasionally they slide across eBay very cheaply
The Ovation fits good, so long as I have my legs covered at the bottom! They are regular length and I need longs, but they were on sale for around $60+/- so I bought them.
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post #22 of 72 Old 01-23-2020, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Have cropped the picture as @rambo99 suggested hoping it behaves!!
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Yeah, fleece is comfortable, but the hair does stick to it like crazy so I avoid it at the barn or while riding unless I can wear a shell over it, which you can't because of the noise I assume.

Never thought of the hoodie issue! Thanks for bringing it up. I ride in hoodies in the shoulder season, but that's over now! I do like my puffy vest to keep me warm on cool, but not cold days. It keeps my arms free. There are all kinds of puffy vests at thrift stores, but I splurged and got a new, brand-name one. I love it and wear it a LOT! (mostly because it's about the only new riding wear I've ever bought for myself)

I'd look for zip-ups that aren't fleece. Not easy to find, but there are some in sportswear sections. Or just a sweatshirt without a hood. Those are pretty common.

I also get lots of riding jackets at thrift stores. I have some shorter ones and longer ones for colder days which I just open at the front from the bottom (if it has two zippers, you can do this). That way it lays on my legs a little while I'm riding and keeps me warm.

Layering is key of course.
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post #24 of 72 Old 01-24-2020, 09:14 AM
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@AnitaAnne Horseloverz has really good sales - and I have gotten my daughter breeches for $10 and slightly more. And some nice Ariat riding shirts. We also shop e-bay. The last riding coat she got came from poshmark. I buy used when I can because we do not show (just trail ride) and rips and snags are a part of life. I tend to ride in crew neck sweatshirts or 1/4 zip shirts. My last ones came from Kohl's in the mens section.
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post #25 of 72 Old 01-24-2020, 09:24 AM
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I always just ride in leggings (cheap, from H&M but they last awhile), sometimes I put on thermals underneath if it'll be super cold, or I'll wear my breeches since they're thicker. I always layer up with a sweatshirt & a hoodie, then if it's extra cold I'll wear a jacket - I got a jacket specifically for riding (FINALLY), from Dover. It keeps me warm but it's not annoying while I'm riding, I can move freely in it. The hood also snaps off, if you are concerned about having it on:

https://www.doversaddlery.com/riding...=High%20Margin

It's on sale right now too!
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$10 for breeches would be amazing!

This winter I tried the polar fleece pull on tights(?) leggings(?) not sure what they are called but Wally World had a bunch of tacky patterned ones for Christmas. I bought 2 pairs for $7 each that were the least weird I could find.

They work pretty good! Slide inside boots easily and very grippy on my sheepskin seat! They look weird, but with a plain turtle neck shirt and my riding vest, not too bad.


What I like about hoodies is I can layer under them, and remove as I warm up. Or just unzip the jacket. Plus the pockets are very handy for treats and gloves or even phone.


When I'm not on the horse, and its windy, the hood is nice to have.


A detachable hood would be nice...

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I always just ride in leggings (cheap, from H&M but they last awhile), sometimes I put on thermals underneath if it'll be super cold, or I'll wear my breeches since they're thicker. I always layer up with a sweatshirt & a hoodie, then if it's extra cold I'll wear a jacket - I got a jacket specifically for riding (FINALLY), from Dover. It keeps me warm but it's not annoying while I'm riding, I can move freely in it. The hood also snaps off, if you are concerned about having it on:

https://www.doversaddlery.com/riding...=High%20Margin

It's on sale right now too!
That is nice looking! Would it make noise though if my arms rub against my body?

One of the worst times he threw me was when I lifted up a raincoat

I know he needs more training on this, but he is so quick to spook it is really hard transferring "ground knowledge" to "riding horse knowledge"
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Yeah, I ride in hoodies a lot but do think about the possibility of getting tangled up. Also wear puffy vests a lot of the year, except for the summer- I need something with zip pockets as I won't ride without my phone on me, plus I need a pocket for my "thank you" treats for Fizz. In the summer I just wear whatever random t-shirt with a hi vis riding vest over the top of it (has pockets). You can get a mesh orange construction worker hi vis vest at the hardware store for $10 or less.

I have also started shopping for riding tights during the off season sales. Kerrits brand fits me best, and I don't think I've paid more than $20 for them (even heavy winter fleece lined tights) by shopping the sale section of Smartpak or my local tack store- buying the light summer ones in winter and vice versa. I don't mind having the weird colors so that makes them a little cheaper too. And, I've found them very durable- it's been at least 2, if not 3, years since I've bought any new riding tights, so to me that makes a slightly higher purchase price worth it because I'm not buying them every year when cheaper brands fall apart.

Another site to bookmark/check regularly is tackoftheday.com. Sometimes they have some crazy deals on things you'd actually want.
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post #29 of 72 Old 01-24-2020, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Good ideas @egrogan I thought I was the only one riding in hoodies, so feel better knowing so many others do too

It is a safety concern though...

In summer I just put on a waist pack, it holds phone and snacks for both of us.
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post #30 of 72 Old 01-24-2020, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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TSC had some nice riding vests, I bought mine on sale in navy blue. They go lower over the rear, but not so much they get caught under the saddle. They have a little give in them, so I don't feel so trussed up!
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