Thursday, February 02, 2006

New Rider Apparel

I know I covered a few things in some previous posts, but I have some new students starting my program and I would like to break it down simply all in one place.

Every sport has a certain attire to be able to perform at the best of your ability. Horseback riding is no different.

Your clothes should be non restrictive. You should be able to move freely, yet your instructor should be able to see your body. Nothing too big or billowy. I can't see a students posture if they are wearing clothes that are too loose.

You are serious about horseback riding, and you want to be comfortable. What do you wear?

A boot with a heel,

a helmet (for riders under 18 or anyone concerned about safety),

and a comfortable pair of riding jeans.

A t-shirt is fine, but for your lessons, try one that is a bit more form fitting.

In the winter, I like to wear a turtle neck, sweatshirt, and a jacket. Thin or leather gloves, and long underwear. Wearing a hat is really a must, because if you can keep your head warm, you will stay warm for a much longer time.

By wearing the proper attire, you will be able to improve your ride!


Roland said...

Thanks for your fancy blog in general and especially those apparel tips.

But what's this about the jeans? Don't they rub your knees all the time? I know they did with mine the first time I took some riding lesson. Got bleeding and all. Just because I didn't give much about everybody else telling me that jeans would not be the smartest thing to wear on a horse.

Or are "riding jeans" something different from the ordinary pants we all know about?

Deanna said...

Hi Roland,

I'm very glad you like the blog.

Riding Jeans are different than regular jeans because they have the seems reversed so you won't rub your legs raw.

You will be able to ride all day without any irritation, see Riding Jeans and Pants December 2005. (Click on "Riding Jeans" in the above post to check it out.)

Try out a pair, and you will be much happier!

Roland said...

Oh well. As they say: You learn something new every day.

So thanks for the comment. And I will just sh*t up and stay tuned.

Deanna said...

It wasn't until you made your comment that I realized I forgot to link the riding jeans post, so thanks.

So everyone comment as much as you like, it actually helps me improve the blog!


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