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  1. #21
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    If I ruled the world all womenss riding pants would have belt loops and good quality belts would be mandatory. On that belt would be a multi-tool and a good quality cell phone holster.

    Anyone use a Bluetooth headset while riding?

    G.



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    As I was tending to my string at the track, some idiot was shedrowing (riding the shedrow) AND without a helmet...
    his ringer was like a siren>>>>????
    and I had 2 hind feet flying past my ears!!!

    Take note, maybe YOUR horse is ok with it
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    If you want my opinion, that phone sucks. Both my trainer and I have it and we hate it. Its super sensitive, so you end up butt dialing/ butt texting everyone.

    Its just an awkward phone, I can't put my finger on it.

    I dropped mine in the toilet (by accident, i swear!) the other day so mine died. YAY



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    Quote Originally Posted by spacytracy View Post
    If you want my opinion, that phone sucks. Both my trainer and I have it and we hate it. Its super sensitive, so you end up butt dialing/ butt texting everyone.

    Its just an awkward phone, I can't put my finger on it.

    I dropped mine in the toilet (by accident, i swear!) the other day so mine died. YAY
    Uh huh. Accident.....yeaaaaah. Same way I accidentally ran over an ex's skateboard. Accidentally on purpose. My subconscious is a wretched insufferable beotch.
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    I have a Blackberry Style, which is a flip smartphone, and it fits in my velcro phone holder stapped around my calf/over my half-chaps. It's not the "coolest" of the smartphones, but I wanted a flip and not a touchscreen, and not too big, so it fit the bill.

    Seriously, lack of pockets in breeches/riding tights is a pet peeve of mine, too! I always have at least a set of keys and my phone that I need to carry on me. I love the look and idea of those Irideon cargo breeches. May have to get a pair.
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    SPIBelt: http://www.spibelt.com/

    Someone here recommended them, so I bought one ($20 including shipping) and I *LOFF* it.

    I have the Droid 3 with a protective frame/shell thing, and it fits just fine.

    Doesn't bounce at all.

    The only problem is that I can't quickly slip out the phone to answer it, but as I can't use my phone with gloves on anyway, it's not that big of a deal.
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    I have 2 pairs of the Kerrit's breeches with thigh pockets. Works great for holding a cell phone. Handy to reach if needed, but not "in the way" when you're riding



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    My Iphone is in a ditty bag tied to the pommel. I am always removing it though to take pictures. And looking down to see if I zipped it back up after doing so. I like those tights with pockets and will look for that in my next pair. Thanks!



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    I am just now getting back to this and ya'll have provided great information. I'm currently looking at the Blackberry 9810 and the Samsung Focus Flash. I do not want to spend a fortune for a phone. I like the keyboard on the Blackberry and the size and feel of the Samsung. I'm hoping to be near a tack shop tomorrow and will see if I can tell if either will fit in a neoprene velcro wrap around case like I have now. In the meantime, feedback is continued to be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prudence View Post
    My Iphone is in a ditty bag tied to the pommel.
    Please think about attaching the phone to YOU and not your horse- if you part company, your horse is not capable of dialing 911 for you.



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    Also try shops that cater to cyclists.
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    Very very good point about my horse's phone skills. REI has an armband holder I got for my running daughter. I think I will get one for me.

    http://www.rei.com/search?query=armband



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    i have a blackberry curve and i use either the pocket of the orange vest i ride in in winter, or my Cashel Leg safe thingy i got. it velcros around my calf and stays in place.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamontaire View Post
    Please think about attaching the phone to YOU and not your horse- if you part company, your horse is not capable of dialing 911 for you.
    Not to mention if your horse is like mine, he will continue the trail ride without you. Then you'll have no phone.



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    I do like the Curve - I'm not anti Blackberry. Just that one...ugh. It was the most frustrating phone ever. There was no advantage to having the touchpad, it was terrible. I liked the keypad but I would have rather just had the Curve and called it a day.

    Well, I don't want to eat my words. My new phone is coming in the next day, so it might be worse, who knows!



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    My blackberry gets shoved into the side of my half chaps. It doesn't move, AT ALL. Ever. And I don't even remember its there.



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    I'm not too trusting of the armband things, since I have skinny twig arms and feel like it would fall off/slide around, and if I put it on my leg, my horse will choose that day to bash himself against a tree on the trail.

    I have a smartphone (Droid MyTouch), so I bought a small, lightweight camera holder with a belt loop at the dollar store and stick it in that. I've stuck it in my chaps in a pinch, but I worry about it slipping out, and I also can't reach it if I want to take between-the-ears pictures or notify my trainer that I'm going to be late for my lesson because some idiot has stretched orange anti-goose fencing across the trail (fun). I do not have anything significant enough in the chestal area to hold any items, let alone a phone.

    I have a couple pairs of riding tights with no belt loops, but I only wear those if I know I'm going to be riding with others who can presumably call 911 for me. Most of the time I'm riding alone, including on trail, so I always have my phone, with breeches or jeans. I also had it drilled into my head by a particularly old-school instructor that getting on a horse without a belt is akin to being naked. It makes sense on trail at least, when a belt can make shift as a rein or stirrup leather or something if needed.

    And if you find yourself without a belt, well, an abandoned leg strap in the lost 'n' found bin works well: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...3&l=c178670f0f



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    Now THAT is innovation!!!



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    Interesting that nobody has mentioned using any sort of "hands free device." If they are a Good Idea in a car they would be a Great Idea around horses (where two hands are almost always better than one ).

    Of course if I've got to talk on the phone I usually do it away from the horse. IMO opinion there's a time to talk and a time to ride!!!!!

    G.



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    Well, I ended up getting a new phone (free Iphone 3gs with contract renewal). For now, I've kept my old phone and continue to take that to the barn with me. I have my horses in my backyard and only really need the phone in case of an emergency. So I'm just keeping the old one charged so I can call 911 if necessary.
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