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post #41 of 75 Old 06-15-2017, 05:29 PM
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My niece loves to ride in loose mens tactical pants, she thinks that they are the most comfortable. Personally myself, I love the good old fashioned blue jeans that you can't find anymore (pure cotton). I hate the jeans that have stretch material in them. Up until recently mens jeans were strictly made out of cotton but I am now seeing that the stretch material is being put in mens jeans as well. :(

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post #42 of 75 Old 06-15-2017, 10:26 PM
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PhantomHorse I just gotta say I'm DROOLING over your Aussie saddle!
I like her whole outfit although mine would be blue.

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post #43 of 75 Old 06-16-2017, 05:48 AM
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Hate to break it to you, but I don't think most of us are all that concerned about looks when we're in the deep woods, miles from the nearest house, alone with our horses. Or maybe that's just me...
I'm getting to be an old fellow....been around for a number of years.....from my years of experience.....that's just you....Lol...

I do believe, the more "experience" a lady has, the less concern there is about looks, but only to a point. Men too to a lesser degree.....actually wore my bib overalls to the store yesterday....never would have done that 40 years ago....so, I guess men are vain too....

IMO, the most under utilized woman's accessory is a hat......think Jackie Kennedy....love the looks of a woman in a nice hat....

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post #44 of 75 Old 06-16-2017, 06:41 AM
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I'm getting to be an old fellow....been around for a number of years.....from my years of experience.....that's just you....Lol...

I do believe, the more "experience" a lady has, the less concern there is about looks, but only to a point. Men too to a lesser degree.....actually wore my bib overalls to the store yesterday....never would have done that 40 years ago....so, I guess men are vain too....

IMO, the most under utilized woman's accessory is a hat......think Jackie Kennedy....love the looks of a woman in a nice hat....
Interesting. I know a lot of older women (myself included) who suddenly started wearing hats. Again, it isn't because of how it looks... we're worried about what the sun is doing to our skin!
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post #45 of 75 Old 06-16-2017, 10:01 AM
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Nothing more attractive than a lady in boots, jeans, and hat....IMO....
Trust me, if I had to wear that to ride, whatever physical attractiveness there might be would quickly be overshadowed by my endless whining about the jeans rubbing my legs and my feet being asleep because of the boots!


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PhantomHorse I just gotta say I'm DROOLING over your Aussie saddle!
Thank you, but it's not actually an aussie saddle, its an Arabian Saddle Company Rubicon - which is an english saddle! What may look like poleys are my pommel bags, though the saddle does have pretty generous knee rolls too.
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post #46 of 75 Old 06-16-2017, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Personally, I can't stand riding in anything with seams on the inside of the leg as I wind up with rubs. I ride in tights and half chaps, as tights without half chaps don't last long in the stickerbush-filled places I ride. I like the synthetic fibers because they generally are a lot stronger and cooler than cotton, but they can be on the slippery side if they don't have any additional patches or grippy bits.

My current favorites are Kerrit's Ice Fils as they have a pocket on both legs and grippy bits that help you stick without rubbing (they also come in boot cut):




What I ride in likely qualifies as weird to most people (including many riders!), but it is comfy and functional for me:




Good luck finding what works for you!
This looks incredibly practical and functional. Time to be less paranoid, for sure.
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I love this thread! I have been having the same conversation with myself. I find most jeans way too constricting (can't mount from ground), and I just wore out a stretchy pair of jeans after a short time of use. So at the moment, it is breeches and Ariat Fatbaby boots with my western saddle. lol. It is quite a sight! I am glad that I am not the only one trying to figure out what to wear! I am planning on a purchase of paddock boots and half chaps at some point in the near future.
I'm so happy to learn that I'm not alone! Getting on our horses and going is what really matters afterall, right?
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I wish I could wear my riding pants every day! They are very comfortable. I can't remember what brand they are, but I think they're the Dover brand. I bought them when they had their annual tent sale. I think I paid $25 for the knee patch breeches and $30 for the full seat. Personally I wouldn't recommend a full seat breech (even though it would help you stay in the saddle) for all day riding as I find that I can always feel the seam that attaches the different material in the seat part. That would get irritating for a long period of time.

I also have a couple of pairs of riding tights. They are a little slicker than the breeches, but much cooler in the summer. I have some Devonaire (I think they are the Versailles) tights and some Kerrits tights. Also, bought during a big sale and on clearance. I wait and watch for sales as usually full price on these is too much.

I am bottom-heavy with large calves so I can attest to all of those listed above that I wear are very comfortable in the thigh/calf regions.

Paddock boots and half chaps are a must for me. Mainly because of the large calf issue. It's really hard to find tall boots that will zip up around my calves. In fact I have yet to find any other than my winter boots - and I can't remember what brand they are now. Mountain something. Plus with the half chaps when you're done riding and you're just cleaning up and it's hot, you can remove the chaps and get some air on your legs. I've only gone on a few trail rides with them and they've held up well. But I didn't get brushed up against too many trees. However I have been brushed up against the railing in the arena quite a few times and they don't show any marks from it.

Thanks for the tips on full seats. I was wondering if that was different. I definitely think half chaps will be my first route so good to know they hold up!
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post #49 of 75 Old 06-16-2017, 01:39 PM
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This looks incredibly practical and functional. Time to be less paranoid, for sure.
And if you get dark tights with dark half chaps, they will be much less noticeable:



Wearing a shirt long enough to cover your rear end is also good imo, esp if you are going anywhere before or after riding.


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post #50 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 02:14 PM
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I like full seat breeches or riding jeans with no inseam and no crotch seam. Seams are just not comfortable there.

These are my favorites. They seem pretty indestructible. I ride with hiking boots and covered trail stirrups.

https://www.trailridersjeans.com/pro...eans-full-seat

E-Z Ride Nylon Caged Endurance Stirrups

For a shirt, I wear a cheap tee shirt, usually a men's shirt, from walmart. I used to wear henley style shirts until the neck got stuck on my saddle horn as I was dismounting. Fortunately, my horse stood still.

I top the whole thing off with a ball cap.

I also have full seat English breeches that I sometimes ride in with my western saddle and hiking boots. One pair is light tan, and my kids orbit when I wear those. They say they match my skin and I look naked.

In deer season, I add an orange vest.

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