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post #11 of 20 Old 04-03-2016, 04:24 PM
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I only buy my breeches if I can try them on. I would never order something like that online because as khorses23 points out, they all fit differently.

Maybe your saddle isn't the most comfortable. I've been on trail saddles that made me pretty sure afterwards, although nothing like you're describing. I would often have sore inner thighs if there was a lump there on the saddle. But those were western saddles. I've tried about 5 English saddles and have never had any issues. A comfortable saddle does make a huge difference though.
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post #12 of 20 Old 04-03-2016, 07:45 PM
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Could be how the waist fiits.

I am long in the torso and longish legs, so even if breeches are long legged, but high waisted, I well develop all sorts of issues. I prefer a low or mid rise with the longer leg

Same with jeans, low or mid rise.

As for the burn, that is friction. Were you workin on the sitting trot a lot?

When I cycled a lot 100 years ago, I would use a product for cyclist called Butt Butter to help the chafe issue. Worked great!
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post #13 of 20 Old 04-03-2016, 10:34 PM
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Where do you guys guy your pants? Don't have the patience to wait to order online--so I go to the tack store =/
Not sure if they are far cheaper online?
I only order through sites w/ free shipping & free returns. I have an Amazon Prime membership so sometimes I order there. Smartpak also has free shipping & free returns. Amazon is nice because I get the orders in 2 days or less. Smartpak was pretty fast too though!
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post #14 of 20 Old 04-03-2016, 11:19 PM
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I ride in almost exclusively Irideon riding tights as I have a hard time finding breeches that fit me. Jodhpurs will probably fit similarly except that they flare a bit so they can go over short boots instead of inside.

Do you wear half chaps or tall boots with your riding tights? If you're only wearing paddock boots I'd suggest looking into getting one of those to prevent rubs and pinching from the leathers.

If that's not the issue, you may need a different fit: smaller or larger, or just a different brand. I love ordering apparel from SmartPak because of their generous shipping & return policies. They also just changed their free shipping from ground to 2-day, so it's much faster than it used to be! The closest tack store to me that has a reasonable selection is 45 minutes away and is generally quite expensive so I rarely go there.
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post #15 of 20 Old 04-04-2016, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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I always wear half chaps. Never just paddock boots alone. Im going to try that website ! Thanks for recommendation !

I wondered if maybe the material just kept rubbing my bottom the wrong way. Ha.

And yes actually I was practicing sitting trot a lot that day! The length of the lesson as well as sitting trot I'm sure was not very kind to the behind ;)


I'm not showing anytime soon so don't want to fork over hundreds of dollars for breeches...unless they are absolute worth it for daily wear !
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Amazon is GREAT for people who don't have access to stores locally that sell breeches/riding gear (for English type gear, I'd have to drive at minimum an hour to try on pants)

I've gotten saddle burns from improper riding pants using a Wintec all purpose English saddle on a lesson horse. My knees were so burned after just an hour and 30 minutes of gentle arena riding, that I immediately went and ordered some breeches. Because I trail ride a lot and am not in an arena anymore, I don't like spending a lot of money on riding pants that can get picked easily from bushes, etc. So I got TuffRider Starter women's pull on breeches.

They have knee patches of course and no seat, but I also currently ride in a synthetic saddle that has a suede style seat so they're unneeded. I rode for 4.5 hours yesterday with a lot of trotting and posting and my knees feel absolutely fine today. These are also cheap at 28 dollars a pair on Amazon. So far I wear mine nearly every day (have 2 other pairs now), and after 8 months just now they're showing wear around the seams which if you know how to stitch isn't a problem. Knee pads are still fine even though I'm riding in a denim feeling synthetic saddle that causes more friction against them. I wouldn't recommend them for show, they're simply knock around the farm and riding pants but they get the job done and are easy to take care of. Not to mention they're extremely comfortable.
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Amazon is GREAT for people who don't have access to stores locally that sell breeches/riding gear (for English type gear, I'd have to drive at minimum an hour to try on pants)

I've gotten saddle burns from improper riding pants using a Wintec all purpose English saddle on a lesson horse. My knees were so burned after just an hour and 30 minutes of gentle arena riding, that I immediately went and ordered some breeches. Because I trail ride a lot and am not in an arena anymore, I don't like spending a lot of money on riding pants that can get picked easily from bushes, etc. So I got TuffRider Starter women's pull on breeches.

They have knee patches of course and no seat, but I also currently ride in a synthetic saddle that has a suede style seat so they're unneeded. I rode for 4.5 hours yesterday with a lot of trotting and posting and my knees feel absolutely fine today. These are also cheap at 28 dollars a pair on Amazon. So far I wear mine nearly every day (have 2 other pairs now), and after 8 months just now they're showing wear around the seams which if you know how to stitch isn't a problem. Knee pads are still fine even though I'm riding in a denim feeling synthetic saddle that causes more friction against them. I wouldn't recommend them for show, they're simply knock around the farm and riding pants but they get the job done and are easy to take care of. Not to mention they're extremely comfortable.

Wow!!! Great! Thanks for this. Yeah I guess I'm done w tack stores in dropped 90$ on irideon yesterday and it's nothing special...
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I don't have a ton of experience, but so far, I like riding tights better. They are softer (like regular leggings) with the knee patches. Mine are Devonaire I think.
Second the leggings. I like Kerrits the best.

As to where to buy them, I do buy online. I typically wait for closeouts/sales and I've been able to get them more cheaply that way. When I buy my first pair of a certain style/brand, I do pay more at the tack store (it's worth it for the privilege of being able to try the item on and not having to go through the hassle of returning.
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Jodhpurs aren't really designed for wearing with half chaps so avoid them if that's what you wear
I wonder if you'd do better in full seat breeches - a bit more between you and the saddle - and maybe look at padded riding 'knickers' (is that a word you use in the US?)
Sometimes its just a question of the skin on your butt toughening up as you put in more hours in the saddle
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-05-2016, 04:15 PM
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I stick with bootcut "pants". I swear by the Kerrits microcord bootcut riding pants. Super comfy, don't show my panty lines, and they're a great fabric weight for me. Some people really like the thinner fabric that tends to be more breathable and slick feeling. I don't really need that and the knee patches work perfectly fine.

My suggestion is to either order stuff from Smartpak or Amazon (if there isn't a store or FB apparel sale group near you) for free shipping and keep trying different styles until you find what you like. Definitely look carefully at the sizing chart for every single manufacturer and look at reviews from as many websites as you can find for a particular pair to get a good idea of "the good, the bad, and the ugly" where the different pairs are concerned.

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