Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
Just fyi that is not what she wrote in her post. When her halfchap broke, she got rubs....as in without a halfchap. Being without it could be more troublesome for her...
Also the photos you linked I can see the top thigh area is stretched, pressure on your knee cap, and the infamouse bunching. It may hurt you, but if anything like that happens to me, I am rubbed raw and get blisters. And your leg isn't in "aligned" position to which dressage riders utilize, with their legs underneath them, heel aligned with hip, shoulder, and ear. That's what I meant, most riders that do enjoy wearing jeans do not require their leg to be underneath them, but more infront. As you can see in the photo. Nothing wrong with that, just an observation.
I don't ride in jeans unless I'm in a western saddle with a seriously long long leg. But even then I prefer breeches cause jeans are stiffer to me and therefore I get sore legs after being in them for hours whilst riding.
To each their own.
I read it fine
"no matter how much I smooth the material out under my half chap
, the extra fabric ends up scrunching up and rubbing against my calf
. I don't get burns on my thighs or anywhere else - just calves from extra fabric rubbing against my calf
My silk pants feel GREAT and there's never any discomfort. I'll regret their eventual demise some day, but they've held up for 8 years of pretty rough use so far. They're doing better than any of my silk shirts (not sure why that is).
I'm sitting still and not riding so yes, my feet will be in a great many positions that feel good. Even stretching forward. I also don't like putting my heals down unless my feet are "home" in stirrup so when my feet are back my heels are up. As I said before...the ONLY thing I kept from dressage was balance. The rest was boring and abandoned when I discovered the wonderful world working on a horse and having it as your primary means of transportation (town was 15 miles away.....a nice days ride).
However, the dressage rider I know/knew....she moved to KY (who love to do shows and compete, but I only list one because she's the only dressage person who'd ride any kind of distance) and even jumpers I've known (probably should say Foxhunters
....they'd do a good long ride with me) all slide into a more comfortable position (since we're not jumping
) after we've been out for awhile. But as I was told when I ragged her about her position one day....something to the effect "it's a long time to have to sit that way when I can be more comfortable and this isn't a competition and you're not a judge"
(and how right she was
). But she was already getting tired and we still had a ways to go to get back. Oh she had a lovely sorrel gelding. He was almost too dark to be a sorrel, but not enough to be a chestnut and he could go longer than she could.