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post #11 of 24 Old 09-29-2016, 10:34 PM
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I ride in jeans. Where they are riding up, are they boot cut? I find that a must for my jeans.

Walmart has jeans with some stretch to them for $8 and I LOVE them for riding.

I also like riding in leggings if I have someone along that has a phone in their pocket or I have a jacket of some sort on. Or stick my phone in my bra.

I'm bad. I ride in sneakers a lot. I have a torn ligament in my ankle that healed funky and boots are to uncomfortable on it.

Shirts are normally tank tops or regular T-shirts. Hoodie in winter.

Western is weird. My friend rides in shorts. If I do that I chafe so bad.

Riding in an english saddle here but my clothes don't change with my saddles.

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post #12 of 24 Old 09-29-2016, 10:39 PM
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If you're really only interested in the "look" ask your instructor.

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post #13 of 24 Old 09-29-2016, 10:42 PM
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Threw in a few pics of my grandfather's riding clothes. He loves cargo pants with lots of pockets.

Ignore the pic of him on my mare. He's riding with the stirrups set for me. He's 7 inches taller then me so he was not happy with his legs.

I've ridden in cargo pants and they very nice. In a roughout saddle. I find them a bit to slick for my smooth saddle and my bratty horse.



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I've never used jeans for riding. wish I could, but they don't fit me well at all, being short and fat and muffin bellied. I am a bit jealous of you all.
I wear english breeches, mostly.
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this company makes some nice riding jeans. they are made in USA, too.

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post #16 of 24 Old 09-29-2016, 10:46 PM
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I've never used jeans for riding. wish I could, but they don't fit me well at all, being short and fat and muffin bellied. I am a bit jealous of you all.
I wear english breeches, mostly.
Try Jeggins! They are a jean/legging mix. They look like jeans but have the legging stretch. My grandmother is similiar in shape to you and she rides in them on the rare occasion she rides. She's a size 18 and finds them very slimming.

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thank you. it's a bit odd to be compared to a "grandmother', when I think of myself as much younger, but I appreciate the intent.
I am more like a size 20. I am blessed to be one of those that people always think I am smaller than I am.

YOur grandmother is way cool! I'd like to meet her someday. I bet we'd get along famously.
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Of course, if you end up competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting, all bets are off...






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I knew I could count on you guys! thanks so much for all the detailed info, the pictures, and the links. The generous people on the HorseForum never let me down!!

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If you're really only interested in the "look" ask your instructor.
My instructor thinks he's John Wayne, so it's hard to get his advice on this. lol
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