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post #11 of 29 Old 06-10-2013, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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But breeches are hot.
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And expensive. A good pair can cost as much or more than a couple of lessons. RIDE first, worry about whether you need breeches once you decide if western or English is the direction you are going and go from there. No sense paying $60 bucks for a pair of breeches, a couple of hundred on a good pair of boots and whatever on the shirt when you get to that. You're beginning to sound like a teen girl that goes out and gets everything she needs to ride but doesn't all she wanted was to be able to wear it out in public so people could think she rides and admire her fit in public not her form on a horse. Get OFF the net and GO RIDE.....
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breeches are only knicker length and unless you are a midget will be too short unless you are wearing tall boots. or boots and half chaps. Saddlebums makes decent tights, good for endurance but not very flatering around a non endurance crowd. DOver stocks "Polo jeans" which are so close to perfect. Kinda a jeans cut, 4 pocket design, stretchy material, but look pretty normal. Unfortunately the designers made them wrong. there is a horizontal seam across the lower butt that will literally saw you in half. So swing and a miss.
By far the best thing all around I have found to ride in is baseball uniform pants. couple different weights available. breathable tough non binding material, dotn look out of place stopping here and there, as comfortable as tights on long rides. Pockets and belt loops.
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So... in conclusion not many guys wear riding pants.
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So... in conclusion not many guys wear riding pants.
Not many I know. I have never seen any guy that rides Western wear riding pants, Blue Jeans are all I have ever seen.

As far as English, have not known that many guys that ride English, but the few I have seen only wear riding pants during a Show.

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Breeches go down to the ankle, at least all the breeches I've bought and worn, same for my son. Western - both sexes wear jeans. You can find some more tailored to riding and there are breeches made of stretch denim if that is what you want but I've only seen girls in those. English - if you are just starting out a pair of well fitting, comfortable jeans until you are sure this is what you want to do is totally acceptable for lessons (in this area) and boots with a 1" heel to prevent sliding through the stirrup. If you get serious and decide to show or take more advanced lessons then your instructor may require them for lessons but you will be required to wear them for shows. Again -They aren't cheap. I've only seen one wear riding pants out in public and it was for Halloween.
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Not many I know. I have never seen any guy that rides Western wear riding pants, Blue Jeans are all I have ever seen.

As far as English, have not known that many guys that ride English, but the few I have seen only wear riding pants during a Show.

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Would a male riding english be weird?

Sometime in my future I'd like to play polo, which requires riding english.
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Oh my gosh, no it's not weird. You've been reassured and reassured over and over. Just go get lessons, try it out, see if you like it, and stop worrying about what other people think so much.
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Would a male riding english be weird?

Sometime in my future I'd like to play polo, which requires riding english.
No... not weird, just not that popular in my area of the world is all


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Oh my gosh, no it's not weird. You've been reassured and reassured over and over. Just go get lessons, try it out, see if you like it, and stop worrying about what other people think so much.
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I'm going to my first lesson pretty soon, but wouldn't it look weird to see a guy bouncing up and down on a horse in a very proper manner?
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