Clothing for riding?
02 March, 2013 | Posted by Mary in
Key concerns while riding are sun protection, warmth, protection from desert prickers and chafing. Blue jeans are best for riding. As one young rider said with impressive dignity upon attempting to mount his horse, “Perhaps skinny jeans were not the best choice.” While baggy pants can cause chafing, excessively type pants can be even more problematic. Most people wear their pants outside their boots, though some do tuck pants in — that’s your choice. Cotton shirts are great for sun protection. For warmth, layers are key. Extra coats are available for borrowing, though the supply of kids’ sizes is limited. Adult size riding slickers are available for borrowing, and some kids — again the supply of small sizes is limited. No rain ponchos allowed on horseback — they flap around and create a safety hazard.