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post #31 of 45 Old 04-24-2013, 04:58 PM
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I might be persuaded to get a pic if the right carrot was held out in front of me. hmmm

Anywho,,we are pushing someone else's thread off in the wrong direction and I apologize for that OP.

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post #32 of 45 Old 04-24-2013, 05:13 PM
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I did huge, billowing skirt for a Halloween costume class last year. It looked a lot like the picture Faye posted (it was even purple!) I found the dress at a thrift store and split it up the front so it would fall evenly to both sides and drape nicely in the back.

I'm guessing you'd have to ride in something A-line for day-to-day riding. Not sure how a pencil skirt would work in the saddle
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post #33 of 45 Old 04-24-2013, 05:28 PM
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Personally, I rather like the idea of riding in a long billowing skirt even though I've never done it.... but I would try it.
And yep, I agree with the others who have mention all the women we've seen on tv riding in skirts, long capes, or gowns.
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post #34 of 45 Old 04-24-2013, 05:58 PM
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Yes, ala Mary on Downton Abbey!!!! I would LOVE to ride in a shirt...er, I mean skirt, sorry!

Please show us some pics of your pony. I will get a skirt outfit together, and post pics of me and Tootsie, if you will......

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I was raised wearing dresses/skirts. We did everything that you can do on a cattle farm with ankle length dresses. You know you have the knack down when you can climb through a three strand barbed wire fence and not get you skirt or hair caught once!

I rode horses and broke colts while wearing dresses/skirts. Eventually my Dad started to let us girls wear culottes (split riding dress/skirt). We always made our own dresses, so as far as buying and costs go I can't help you. But I will say, it is possible to ride in a dress. I find it a lot easier to ride in pants, so since I moved out from home, that is what I do.

Here are some pictures of my and my sisters...

The style of dress we liked best

Riding bareback in the same dress

I'm in front riding in a dress with a big and billowy skirt, my sister in the rear with a narrower dress

Riding in an Australian saddle

Now here a couple of the culottes we used

Same pattern, my sister

A pair of culottes that I sewed

Same pattern different fabric

We rode western mainly, some bareback and some aussie. Your worst problem is going to be the dress getting caught on the cantle (sp?) while swinging on and off. Oh, and when you get up into a canter or gallop you have to make sure that you keep tucking the front of the dress in and around you legs.
We would wear leggings or longjohns under our dresses for comfort, modesty, and coolness.

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post #36 of 45 Old 04-24-2013, 06:43 PM
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Meh, no big deal, I rode in a skirt, ok, a skort, sorta the same thing?
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post #37 of 45 Old 04-24-2013, 06:59 PM
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I worked with a lovely amish couple and she wore dresses. She would often wear a pair of sweat pants underneath to prevent those awkward moments. There is also side saddle. Ride in whatever you want, its not my place to question what you wear when you ride.
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post #38 of 45 Old 08-31-2013, 10:49 PM
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I was searching for skirt ideas for riding (as I too only wear skirts/dresses), and came across the question you asked on here about it. I was wondering if you came up with anything that was good for riding? I am wanting a full riding skirt (without being a split skirt) and too excessively full. I ride endurance/trail saddle without a horn. The horse doesn't seem to mind the flowing skirt most of the time. I just was hoping to find a full enough one for riding yet not as bulky as the one I made for out on the trail. I was thinking maybe an inverted pleat or maybe a chupa wrap type skirt might be some ideas. Any info you have to help is appreciated. Thank you so much.
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post #39 of 45 Old 09-01-2013, 12:46 AM
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Galloping Guitarist -- From your photos I was sure you live near one of my daughters, but you're a bit north of her. She doesn't do her ranch riding in skirts but many of her friends do.

I used to do my winter riding and chores in a wool skirt. Also had a denim one that was cut well and worked, but it wasn't as warm as the wool, of course.

I still often do chores in ankle length skirts. With leggings, I find them to be much warmer than my insulated coveralls.
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I love riding in a skirt and leggings! Not fit religious reasons, just because I have happened to be wearing a skirt some days when I couldn't stop home to change, and it's super comfy If I hadn't seen your post I'd have assumed you were just another one who'll ride in anything!
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