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post #71 of 75 Old 07-20-2017, 11:12 PM
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Finally, a thread where we can confess what we wear is not fashionable. Good thing the show "What not to wear" is no longer on the air...the Fashion police may still get us though...

I can no longer claim any sort of riding style at all. Went from being a Dressage Queen in White Breeches and Shiny tall Black boots to my current trail riding set up:

Horse;
Rocky Mtn Gelding
Barefoot Tahoe Treeless saddle
Haf pad
EZ Ride caged stirrups
Zilco Biothane bridle over a
Rope halter
Zilco breast collar with Bells

Me;
Levis signature stretch denim jeans OR
Rackers Wear (love these)
Danskin active wear top (from Walmart) in summer
Turtleneck and Sweat shirt hoodie in cold months
Ariat all terrain waterproof boots
Suede half chaps with Velcro tabs
Tipperary Sportage helmet
Pebble grip gloves

All I care about is fit and comfort, although I do try to match colors...pink is the same as red, right?


Can highly recommend theses riding pants; they are supportive of my muscles, thick enough to not show too much bulging non muscles (aka FAT), breathe amazingly well keeping me cool in the summer yet warm in the winter. They moderately stick to the saddle keeping me secure during spooks yet able to easily get up off my horses back when needed.

Plus have a pocket for my phone!!

https://www.rackerswear.com/products...ts-with-stripe
Love them! Too bad they're so close to sold out of everything 😭 Haha

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post #72 of 75 Old 07-21-2017, 01:40 PM
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@AnitaAnne - those tights look like they'd be great, except I'm a cheapskate and just can't see paying $80 for a pair of pants to ride in. I do agree with your choice of Levi Signature Stretch jeans, though! I have a couple old pair that I only use for riding/nasty chores. I also have some scrap denim from old jeans that became shorts when the knees gave out. Think I might try creating my own phone pocket..... Just need scissors, thread..... Hmmm.

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post #73 of 75 Old 07-21-2017, 04:22 PM
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Of all the jeans I've tried, the Wrangler 13MWZ is the best one for me. The important thing is the thin seam is on the inside of your leg. I can't recall ever feeling that inseam when riding in real wrangler jeans. I also ride in Levis 501 jeans a lot because I just like them, but cannot recommend for the seam reason.

I never liked tight jeans, even when wearing them two sizes too small was the fashion.


Skimming through the thread, seems like some of those riding breaches, maybe even the ones styled more like jeans would be worth a try?

To me tall boots are a must. Personal preference stuff here, but a pair of boots I have with a 12" top bother me as my leg rubs on the cinch and latigos. My Rios and Olathe boots are all about 16" which just feels a lot better. If I'm not in an arena and out in a pasture somewhere, I prefer my jeans tucked in and a side bonus is that tall boots just look better if you're going to do that (for men). Some people say, and I might agree with them, that you can feel your horse better that way (trousers tucked in boots).

I'm a pretty big stickler for a proper riding sole and heel. People can ride in whatever they want, but in my opinion good boots designed for riding is a safety thing as much as any other factor. I've seen lots of good options in English style boots. Frankly they are better designed for people who ride horses than many modern western boots.

Good luck.
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post #74 of 75 Old 07-21-2017, 04:44 PM
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My sisters like to wear plain old leggings when they ride, whether it's with tall boots or Fat Babies. They also wear half chaps with their Cowgirl and Fat Baby boots. (I guess they are the same thing, just different styles. Silly me, Lol) I like to wear stretchy jeans when I ride, the breeches are too hot and uncomfortable, IMO. I have worn half chaps with my Ariat Hiking/Riding boots.
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post #75 of 75 Old 07-21-2017, 08:27 PM
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I've always ridden in regular jeans never really had an issue with seams though didn't ever think of trying anything else but being more on the chunkier petite side it's extremely hard to find jeans that fit just right now i'm thinking of switching out glad I ran across this thread!!

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