Does anyone have any recommendation for jeans that hold up to thigh rubs? I'm short and curvy and have a tough time finding jeans. I ride western dressage so I am in jeans constantly.
I tried riding in a brand new pair a few days ago in my dressage saddle and the crotch seam was agony!Wrangler's Q Baby's. I have had one pair for 15 years, granted I don't have large thighs, however not even the slightest thigh rub on these jeans. I have a pair of Miss Me's, about 3 yrs old and they are showing some thigh rub. You made me go check on my riding jeans, lolol!!!
bsms, Your riding style is like mine- except I call it "point A to point B while staying on still." lol@loosie, I used to buy them for $14.88. They have slowly gone up in price:
They are the lower grade Wranglers. Thinner material than the good ones, but also half the price. I find half the price gets me 3/4 of the wear, so that is what I buy. As a rule, when looking for my wife, it seems anything marketed for women costs more. But I just looked and Walmart has a variety of women's jeans for $20.
In honesty, my lack of problem may be rooted in my being a bit of a slob rider, riding more by feel than by rules of equitation. My legs go wherever they feel like going, which may include doing whatever is needed to keep the seams from rubbing. An old back injury seems to show up in my riding a bit twisted, but I've been riding Bandit for 4 years and he has long since ceased to care - if he ever did. My left leg and foot and probably body are always a bit twisted when viewed from head on...but riding the same horse all the time means he accepts what I do, just as I accept his oddities. My goals for equitation can be summarized as staying on while not interfering with his motion. If I aspired to be more, maybe my legs would start rubbing: