Half chaps and hot weather - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By beau159
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 07-12-2017, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North America
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
Half chaps and hot weather

I'm riding tonight in about 3 hours. It's hot, and it's raining. Right now I'm wearing capris, and would really like to continue wearing them for the rest of the night. Would it be acceptable enough to just put my half chaps over them? I ride western and the barn is very casual as far as what you wear.

I wish I could also wear my sandals, but that won't go over well
Silver86 is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 07-12-2017, 06:25 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 35,029
• Horses: 3
When I'm riding at home I often wear cut offs with half chaps. I've got a few pairs that fit really nicely that I wouldn't feel awkward about trail riding in. If you're comfortable I can't see that it matters.
I wouldn't ride in sandals.

Just winging it is not a plan
jaydee is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-14-2017, 01:35 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: west coast
Posts: 1,484
• Horses: 2
I say wear what you want ;) While my stockpile of breeches and polo tops is massive, if it's hot out you'd better believe I'll be wearing shorts lol
beverleyy is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 290
• Horses: 0
I did that a few times but my legs got super itchy afterwards from my half chaps so I stopped doing it. But my legs pretty much itch in anything so...I'm still on the lookout for a pair of summer breeches that won't make me super sweaty and itchy on my legs.

Have fun on your ride and stay cool! :)

k9kenai is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-14-2017, 02:22 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 7,452
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by Silver86 View Post
Would it be acceptable enough to just put my half chaps over them? I ride western and the barn is very casual as far as what you wear.

I wish I could also wear my sandals, but that won't go over well
I wear jeans when I ride (Western) no matter how hot it is. That's just what is comfortable for me.

Horse hooves and sandals just do not mix. Ask anyone who's found that out the hard way.

So besides the ixnay on the sandals, wear what is comfortable as far as leg-wear. I see people ride in Western saddles wearing shorts but not me -- I don't like my skin getting pinched or rubbed.
gunslinger likes this.

∞*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-18-2017, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,258
• Horses: 5
The key is to not wear clothes that are so loose that they can get caught in something or footwear/legwear that isnt safe for the same reasons(without a heel). I am notorious for living in lululemon pants(yoga pants), and will ride in them quite often. I do always half chaps if I ride in them and tall boots when I wear riding pants. I think you wearing them shouldn't be an issue.
my2geldings is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 07-20-2017, 08:01 AM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 33
• Horses: 0
It's not a fashion show, wear what's comfortable, safe, and protective.
255954 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Full chaps vs Half chaps? squekers998 English Riding 7 05-10-2014 12:33 PM
Difference between chaps and half chaps? horseNpony Horse Talk 2 01-28-2014 12:45 AM
Tredstep half chaps vs. Arait half chaps? Help! kavalon Horse Talk 4 01-15-2013 05:43 PM
Smb3, leather halter, half chaps, fly sheet, chaps 4sale equestrianbratt Tack and Equipment Classifieds 11 07-19-2012 10:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome