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!