i also wear thicker tights from wal mart....lasts a long time cooler and works both english and western. but thats just me. i have riding pants but i only show in them. thoes suckers are TIGHT....so much easier to slip on the leggins.....jmo
jodphurs here, i wear them just to the yard here because their warmer than jeans and don't hold the water. i have 5 pairs now, i do ride in jeans but only on beach rides as i won't be spending hours in the saddle and they give the grip bareback
I'm on the larger side, so heavier sweat pants work for general riding/training.
I have considered "riding Jeans" but, the prices for specialized jeans, breeches etc seem extreme for the dirt and beating they will take. I obviously don't compete, though..
I used to always wear jeans in the summer, and sweats& snowpants in the winter. My winter attire has not changed, but I have been coming around to breeches in the summer. I simply happened because, at shows, I would take off my boots and put on comfy shoes, but not take off my breeches because they are so comfy..I am thinking I will be ordering some cute training breeches in the spring for practice.