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  1. #1
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    Default Breeches Or Jeans

    What one do you wear?? Pics Please?



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    I prefer my breeches, but after having a baby in feb, none of them fit anymore.

    The first ride I took on my mare I was wearing jeans, paddock boots, and half chaps.

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/...ingwillow2.jpg

    I always used to school in jeans when I did the hunter/jumper gig...

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/...nnon/chloe.jpg

    Please excuse the wonky angle, and the fact that I am mid-post.

    and I have no pictures of me schooling in breeches, but I am now a convert.



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    My discovery that my $19.99 Eddie Bauer skinny jeans fit inside both my dress boots and my field boots was life changing.



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    breeches - I don't want to wear out my saddle.
    APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman



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    Jeans are convenient but they beat the crap out of your saddle on the seam on the seat at the twist. Since realizing that, no more jeans for me.
    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket



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    I wear both but when trail riding I wear (get this!) Wal Mart skinny jeans - they're actually comfy and fit in boots or chaps:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ..._fb_revshr_001

    Can't beat that price!



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    Do denim breeches count as "Both"?

    I have one pretty old (10yrs+) pair of denim breeches I <3 to the extent that I had them repaired when the fabric wore through on one knee.

    Otherwise I have some pretty comfy breeches I school in, that - when clean - can be used for a clinic or show.

    So I guess my vote is still: Both
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    breeches. always.



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    Riding tights



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    I wear full chaps when I trail ride and was wearing jeans underneath, but worried about my saddle. Just tried WalMart boot cut yoga pants - love them!

    Otherwise, breeches and half chaps or tall boots.
    http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy



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    Breeches. Jeans (IME) aren't stretchy enough to be comfortable and scratch the heck out of a saddle.
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    Breeches, cotton or wool. I get them from What Price Glory. They have multiple different types.

    Denim is hard on leather. It's a "hard" fabric that wear quite well but is harder than the leather it works against. That means instead of wearing out a $50 pair of jeans you're wearing out a $1000 saddle. Not the best choice, eh?!?!?!?!

    In the old days no self respecting cowboy would have been caught dead in denim. It was the fabric of miners, puddlers, and convicts. No military riding breeches were ever made from denim (although some working "fatigue" uniforms did use it, as did the old and now obsolete Navy dungarees). Civilian riding pants of all types were made from cotton, linen, wool, etc. No one ever used denim.

    If you're riding a synthetic saddle then maybe it doesn't matter. If you're riding a leather saddle it does.

    G.
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    Breeches, definitely! I shudder when I think of how hard it is to bend my knees for mounting in jeans as well as what they do to my saddles! I love, love, love my cheapo Riding Sport low rise side zips!

    DD rides in jeans and her less than 1 year old saddle looks like crap already, whereas my saddle fitter complimented me on how fantastic my 6 year old used saddle still looks after my having it for 2 years.

    I did splurge on a a few pair of jean breeches, and have decided the fabric seems to be a little too stiff/hard for my dressage saddle, but I do use them for jumping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    My discovery that my $19.99 Eddie Bauer skinny jeans fit inside both my dress boots and my field boots was life changing.
    Yep, LOVE my 'skinny jeans' ...
    --Gwen <><
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    Breeches, all the time. Jeans are soooo uncomfortable even for lounging around. I never understand why anybody wants to torture themselves by wearing jeans. sigh



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    Breeches! Jeans beat the crap out of both my saddle and my skin, and it's really important to me to keep my older saddle going as long as I can.



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    BootCut breeches- like wearing jeans, but feels like breeches.
    The only time I would rather wear jeans is beating through the brush somewhere on a trail ride.



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    I used to ride in jeans alot and thought I was happy. Until someone gave me the world's most comfortable full-seat britches. Now I prefer to ride in britches.



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    Riding tights and sometimes even cheap yoga pants/leggings with a lot of cotton content for just toodling around.



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    Boy Answer: Both. Saddle's already scuffed up top, so no savings there... have breeches, tend to prefer them, but usually ride before and after getting other work done, so jeans are pretty common as well. Probably 70-30 jeans to breeches. If its HOT (90+), the breeches ratio goes up because I'm wearing my kilt when I'm not riding.
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
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