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post #51 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 03:48 PM
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Wow! Am I glad to hear I'm not the only one who suffers from their feet going to sleep in boots! I usually ride in sneakers or hiking boots - but yesterday I decided to wear my cowboy boots on a ride on Tango. After an hour's ride, I couldn't even feel my feet and my knees were just aching! I've put those boots away again.

As for pants, well, I've always ridden in jeans in a saddle - just never considered another option since I live in jeans or shorts. When I was younger and riding bareback a lot, I was barefoot and wearing shorts. Since I can't get on bareback without a mounting block, and out in the where-ever you can't depend on a block being where you need it, I just don't ride bareback anymore. Lately, I've become enamoured with Levi Signature Lady's jeans. Cheap, thin, stretchy. Yep, they wear out quickly (especially at the knees), but they're relatively cool and I haven't had too much issue with seams so long as I wear boy-short underwear with them. I do have a pair of boot cut leggings, though, so I might try them on a ride. Not too concerned with slippery-ness since my saddle has a rough-out seat. As for my upper half? Tank tops are the norm in summer; long sleeve T's and a zip-up hoody in fall/winter. Sometimes I'll wear a baseball cap in summer, but mostly hats just make my head too hot - or my pony-tail is in the way.

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post #52 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Smilie View Post
i always buy men's western riding boots, even my show boots, as for some reason, they make women's boots so narrow and often not as 'as fashionable, LOL
Recent picture, or a day ago-absolutely no style!

Just as aside note, we did see tracks of this local resident!


My brother, out from Ontario for a trail ride . We told him to wear what was comfortable, and he did!The pants were rather loud, LOL!

hahaha They are, but I bet he was most definitely comfortable!
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post #53 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by gunslinger View Post
Nothing more attractive than a lady in boots, jeans, and hat....IMO....

Thankfully my mare never has an opinion on my wardrobe that she's shared with me..
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post #54 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by updownrider View Post
Yet, this is a fashion thread called "Because wardrobe is terribly important".

I will 3rd (or is it 4th?) Kerrits. I love mine.

ha! Touche! I really just wanted to make sure I wouldn't get any flack for dressing in more "English-type" apparel even though I only trail ride in a western saddle these days. I don't care what the people I ride with think, but you know, I hate to seem like I'm trying to be something I am not, just a gal making sure I can do what's comfy and get a few suggestions. I've ordered some Kerrits because they seem to be so popular!
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post #55 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 05:04 PM
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The cowboy boots I ride in are a little large - enough so that my feet slip in and out easily. Maybe that helps prevent my feet from going to sleep? They are Red Wing Pecos. $200, but my previous pair is still wearable and I bought them in 1990.

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post #56 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 05:44 PM
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I don't mind riding in western boots, if I am quite sure I do not need to walk, esp in summer.
They are not all that convenient, if you are camping, then need to change footwear to do chores, take horses down to the river to drink, get off somewhere where it is just way too steep to ride, and where a horse might fall (I rather be on the ground then, being past the time I get get off fast !
I have had my feet frozen in them, riding in late fall, with snow on the ground, camping over night, with them not completely drying over night, then forcing my feet into frozen boots, and then those feet not unthawing until about noon!
I also, don't ride in those ladies fashion boots, more made for the bars, then for riding , LOL!
If I do ride in western boots, I use a pair that has treads, versus smooth soles, which I use at shows

western fashion counts here;

Not here, LOL!

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post #57 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 06:16 PM
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Actually, I bought my first pair of Red Wings when working for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources doing vegetation surveys in the 80s. On my feet all day, but in places where sneakers (I'm old enough to remember calling them that!) would collect dirt and sand in the shoes. I prefer sneakers for hiking a trail thru the desert, but prefer my boots for going across the desert - more protection from spines, dirt, and rattlesnakes. It is a trade-off. Protection? Comfort?

For riding in my Post-Apocalyptic Landscape, I favor protection.

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post #58 of 75 Old 06-17-2017, 06:59 PM
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post #59 of 75 Old 06-20-2017, 07:19 AM
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I haven't worn my Western boots in years and they are, oh... (I had to think about how old I am and it's scary) 35 years or so! I wore them for lessons as a kid, and when I rode my horse in a saddle (which was maybe 10% of the time), but I can't remember the last time I put them on. I don't know why I keep them.

I will, however, wear my English paddock boots all day long. Was just at a show on Sunday and had them on from 6 am to 6 pm. No problem at all. I find them very comfy - and they're not even the high end ones, just ones my daughter outgrew! I wouldn't walk through a stream with them on, but find they will keep my feet dry in the morning dew, or with light rain falling. I never even got on a horse, but I just wear them because they keep my feet clean and dry, and work well under jeans or breeches.
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post #60 of 75 Old 06-21-2017, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Acadianartist View Post
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!
Exactly, and a very good reason.....That's the main reason I wear a hat as well....
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