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post #871 of 1323 Old 11-17-2015, 04:01 PM
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You need to ride in boots, or something with a heel. There is too much risk of your foot sliding through the stirrup while wearing runners, especially since you are still a green rider.

As far as pants go, you need to have on long pants. If you are riding western then the material needs to be durable, like denim. Western saddles are not comfortable, IMO, while wearing any thin material. There is a reason you always see cowboys wearing jeans.
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You need to ride in boots, or something with a heel. There is too much risk of your foot sliding through the stirrup while wearing runners, especially since you are still a green rider.

As far as pants go, you need to have on long pants. If you are riding western then the material needs to be durable, like denim. Western saddles are not comfortable, IMO, while wearing any thin material. There is a reason you always see cowboys wearing jeans.
Oh ok thank you.

I have some old jeans at home that I no longer wear so I will try riding in one of them this weekend. And I will run over to the thrift store and pick up cheap boots. Should I get another rubber boot or like a work boot?

The rubber boots I have now are great but are thick since theyre mud boots. They feel so thick in the stirrups.
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Personally, I don't like rubber boots or work boots for riding. They can be too bulky in the stirrup. No, they won't allow your foot to slide through, but then they prevent you from being able to pull it out too. I would recommend making a small investment in a good riding boot.

If you don't like traditional paddock boots or western boots, you might like this style:

Creston H2O Insulated

This one is less $$$

http://www.ariat.com/TERRAIN_M_FOO.h...RDOVAN#start=1
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Personally, I don't like rubber boots or work boots for riding. They can be too bulky in the stirrup. No, they won't allow your foot to slide through, but then they prevent you from being able to pull it out too. I would recommend making a small investment in a good riding boot.

If you don't like traditional paddock boots or western boots, you might like this style:

Creston H2O Insulated

This one is less $$$

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Ok I will save on the jeans by just using what I currently got and I will pick up a good set of riding boots. I will need to pick it up locally as I need to try them on, (it will be an english riding store) hope I can find something decent without breaking the bank. $100 isnt bad at all. Will I notice a big difference from my muck boots?
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You could always go to Goodwill or any other thrift store for jeans. That is how I outfitted my stepdaughter for riding.
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Does anyone here visit their horse when its completely dark out?

I went to go see her tonight with the intention of doing what we worked on Sunday again. I got there at 4pm, and the BO just tossed out their dinner. So I just sat in my car and read and observed other herds who werent fed yet.

I figured ok, I'll just read until theyre done eating. Went up at 5:20 (cause even though I couldnt see clearly, I thought they were just about finishing their dinner) and they were still eating and still had quite a bit of food left, so I wanted to leave my mare in there. I had my head lamp on and ready to go haha. I tossed out her haycubes that I had prepped. So I just put everything back and left.

Im not sure how im going to manage this through the winter. BO said sorry but theres no need for him to apologize. He said he has to feed that early before it gets dark so that he can see where the horses are, which I completely understand. No one would want to feed when its pitch black out.

I immediately thought, you know...at the old barn (since I did the night feed every night for all the horses), I was able to feed my mare whenever I wanted. Sometimes I would get there, and feed the other horses and toss out a small bunch of hay for my mare to munch on so that she has some food in her tummy, then when Im done feeding, I would bring her in to do what I need to do and bring her out and feed her dinner after. I miss those times :(

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I missed a couple of days reading here, so tonight had a few pages to catch up on. LOL

I looked at the link about Horse Body Language and thought the section on both ears laid back missed an important meaning - I'm in pain. Maybe you should write that in there. I don't mean the section where they are pinned back flat and mean. Just both pinned back.

Anyway, the whole article reminded me of one of my favorite pictures of Elwood. I call the pic 'Here's Looking At You' haha.

I was checking the fit of a saddle, walking all around him taking pictures from every angle. He stood nice and quiet and still the whole time, but kept his ears on me.

So, Here's Looking At You:

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Bring her in and feed her a bucket of hay cubes when ever you want. Why would that be a problem?
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Will I notice a big difference from my muck boots?
Yes. You will notice a BIG difference! Also, if you can't find anything at the local store, several online stores offer no questions asked free returns.
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Bring her in and feed her a bucket of hay cubes when ever you want. Why would that be a problem?
No but the problem is she eats at 4pm so i will most likely have to take her in and lead her when its pitch black out. I would have to go home first then come back around 6pm when theyre done eating.

Is it wierd for people to see their horses when it completely dark outside? Im almost certain that this is not common at all and people dont show up at the barn when its pitch back out that they need to use lamps and lights when leading.
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