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post #21 of 26 Old 05-19-2015, 07:18 AM
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English riding pants. I rubbed my calf raw with jeans once. Ouch.

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post #22 of 26 Old 05-19-2015, 08:06 AM
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Whether I ride English or Western (unless at a show), I prefer breeches. With jeans the heat and humidity/sweat makes it hard to take them off and they are hot! Breeches slide off way easier. They are also cooler than jeans.
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post #23 of 26 Old 05-19-2015, 10:13 AM
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I stand corrected. You are right about feeling the horse. Maybe it is just because I've always worn breeches that I continue to do so.
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post #24 of 26 Old 05-19-2015, 10:15 AM
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I've ridden in both jeans and breeches, both English and western. I don't hate riding in jeans. I can do it, and I have, but I much prefer breeches, regardless of discipline. I just like that the breeches move with you, and breathe better. I sweat and get overheated when I'm exercising, and jeans just get uncomfortable for me when I sweat. They stick to me, and don't breathe at all. They're a bit restrictive as well, especially once they start to stick. Though I don't like wearing jeans much at all, in any situation. I tend to wear sweat pants, yoga pants, or exercise shorts whenever I'm not on a horse.

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post #25 of 26 Old 05-20-2015, 10:21 PM
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if you have a quality saddle, and the jeans have external seams, they will create rub marks. I know there are jeans with not external seam that will work better, but Levi types have a pretty rugged inseam, and it will rub on a good , soft English saddle.
I read this all of the time on this board, yet I have never marked a saddle when I've worn jeans/Levis. I've ridden in all brands of saddles, too: Country, CWD, Pessoa, Hermes, Devoucoux, Butet and more.

I don't hate riding in jeans but prefer breeches.
If I wear jeans, I wear half chaps.
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post #26 of 26 Old 05-21-2015, 08:25 AM
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I usually wear jeans regardless of saddle type. They are multipurpose from barn to grocery store to visiting friends.

But I will wear breeches if I have a whole day of riding. And once a friend lent me lined breeches when we had to move cattle a cold winter day. Those under batwing chaps that covered my feet. I was very warm. Funny looking. But warm.
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