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  1. #1
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    Default spinoff: Freakishly tall riders unite!

    While reading the thread about where to get tall boots in tall sizes, it occurred to me that there are a lot of us in the, "taller than your average bear" category.

    I am 5'11" and can not ever find breeches that fit my bum (flat), waist (spare tire-thanks kids), and legs (35" inseam in jeans).

    Irideon's tights come in x-long, which rocks my socks. However, there's no showing in them.

    Where do you get your freakishly long breeches? You know, where you can't see the bottom of the knee patch above the top of your tall boot...
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    5`11 as well. Love it until I need breeches. 34” inseam which is why I buy jeans at buckle who actually stocks that length. For breeches, finding horze.com was awesome. They make breeches that actually come mid calf. In regular size.

    Equine couture in longs is still short, but the sock bottom helps especially if you have long socks. Trainers choice also come pretty far down in the longs. The sizing though varies which stinks as one model is long enough and the other is too short. I wish tailored sportsman were long enough, but I usually have to roll the ends and wear long socks as the longs reach three inches below my knees.

    All in all Horze has been my new place to buy all my breeches. I am sold on quality for price , style, length and fit. I always get compliments
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    5'10" and a 37" inseam.


    Another happy Horze person. Although the Tailored Sportsman and the Tuffriders in longs are mid calf to above my ankle so no problems there. Kerrits are also good.

    Honestly Breeches aren't really as big of a deal length wise, its more the rise that I have an issue. I'm freakishly short waisted (height is ALL in my legs)and most "regular" rise hit me right below my bra, even low rise are at my belly button.

    That and finding a forward enough flap. And a horse that actually takes up my leg...

    As for Jeans...Maurices, Victoria's Secret, and Gap have extra longs that fit me perfectly ( I can actually wear heels!). Maurices are cheap too and super comfy http://www.maurices.com/family/index...46309.12857737



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    Have you guys tried the Wrangler "Booty Up" jeans? They come in 36" length (with other types of their jeans in longer, like 40"!). I always turned my nose up at Wrangler jeans, thinking of those old-type, cardboard-y, stiff things. They are actually cute.

    The forward flap is the black hole in my riding (other than my nasty habit of taking my leg off as my mare takes off at the jump... d'oh!). Whenever I go to a tack store and talk about a longer, more forward flap, they always say "go with an AP". I don't want a darn AP! I do currently have a Passier AP and it's nice, but it's hard as a rock. It's frustrating about finding a saddle that's not custom, and that isn't $4k, and not AP.

    My mare is a Tb and only 16h1, but girlfriend is a tank. She's a solid 1200# across our vet's scale. One of the few horses in the world that I don't feel like a circus bear riding a bicycle.
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    I'm 5'10 with most of my height from my hip to my knee - makes buying tall boots relatively easy as my calf is short for my body; makes finding breeches that hit my knees in the right place difficult. I am another Horze convert. They are actually long enough and the seam that should hit mid-calf hits my upper calf (instead of the back of my knee). The only thing I don't like from Horze is their socks - they are way too short for boot socks, and very good at leaving a pretty intense line across the middle of my calf.

    Essex Classics is the best fit for my monkey arms, although I generally have to buy a size up.



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    5'11.5", 35 inseam. And the monkey arms to match! I have accepted that I will never find a show shirt with sleeves long enough!

    And, honestly, until I got a pair of those ribbed TuffRiders (in Long, of course), I had no idea that breeches weren't supposed to only hit upper calf! Every other Long was apparently 6" too short! Who knew?

    So I love TF for that, and Kerritts tights - so long! I do want to try the Horze ones too!

    ETA - also? What is with boot manufacturers stopping at a size 10?? Just go to an 11! Or having 11, but not in tall-slim! ARGH!!
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    I also LOVE my Horze breeches. I recently purchased two pais of the "Silvia" jean breeches and at 5'10", they actually hit my ankle!! And they aren't even available in longs! I took a chance based on several reviews about them being too long and having to cuff them and I'm so glad I did! I have their Grand Prix breeches as well and they are nice too. Definitely check them out!



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    6'1" w/ 36" inseam here. Love that this thread was started - finding breeches that are long enough is really hard!

    For those Horze lovers, which Horze breeches are best for shows and which are good for schooling/everyday?



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    Quote Originally Posted by hollynanne View Post
    Have you guys tried the Wrangler "Booty Up" jeans? They come in 36" length (with other types of their jeans in longer, like 40"!). I always turned my nose up at Wrangler jeans, thinking of those old-type, cardboard-y, stiff things. They are actually cute.

    The forward flap is the black hole in my riding (other than my nasty habit of taking my leg off as my mare takes off at the jump... d'oh!). Whenever I go to a tack store and talk about a longer, more forward flap, they always say "go with an AP". I don't want a darn AP! I do currently have a Passier AP and it's nice, but it's hard as a rock. It's frustrating about finding a saddle that's not custom, and that isn't $4k, and not AP.

    My mare is a Tb and only 16h1, but girlfriend is a tank. She's a solid 1200# across our vet's scale. One of the few horses in the world that I don't feel like a circus bear riding a bicycle.
    I just ordered a Black Country Ricochet (supposed to be here 5/10 *dances*). The saddle was fairly standard for my mare, but I was able to ride in another custom saddle (wexford seat with a custom Ricochet flap) that fit my leg PERFECTLY with inches to spare. They were able to duplicate the custom flap on my new saddle, without the super deep seat of that Wexford hybred so it will actually fit my leg!!! I'm so excited that I can hardly stand it (and having a saddle that fits my horse so I'm not dealing with back soreness, bucking, ulcers, and overall grumpy mare syndrome is kinda cool too...) Best part...only cost me $2600 with shipping from England.

    With that said, the Bates forward flap actually fit my leg as well, Mare hated it and I was less then impressed with the leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
    5'11.5", 35 inseam. And the monkey arms to match! I have accepted that I will never find a show shirt with sleeves long enough!

    And, honestly, until I got a pair of those ribbed TuffRiders (in Long, of course), I had no idea that breeches weren't supposed to only hit upper calf! Every other Long was apparently 6" too short! Who knew?

    So I love TF for that, and Kerritts tights - so long! I do want to try the Horze ones too!

    ETA - also? What is with boot manufacturers stopping at a size 10?? Just go to an 11! Or having 11, but not in tall-slim! ARGH!!
    I know!! I was drooling over those Middleburg boots on the other thread until I saw they only went to a 10 :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
    ETA - also? What is with boot manufacturers stopping at a size 10?? Just go to an 11! Or having 11, but not in tall-slim! ARGH!!
    Not sure if they would be fancy (high quality?) enough, but I have Ariats in an 11 tall/regular calf and they are the right height for me. I did have to order from Dover in-store, but that way I only paid for the ones that worked (I didn't know which calf size would work best).


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    I have the Horze Grand Prix in gray and LOVE them. If I were still showing, I would definitely buy them in tan for showing. My only complaint is that the knee patch is the same color as the fabric - I like how TS has a darker brown patch. That said, I don't like how my TS end at mid-calf!

    I have the Active Knee Patch as well (two pairs) in black which I have abused since people at work think they are "cute leggings." After about 6 months of once a week washings, the black is starting to fade, but the fabric has not pilled and the stitching is in good shape. I got them for something like $23/pair, so amazing value.

    The only pair I don't love are the Horze Elite (which sounds like a bad escort service). The fabric doesn't do it for me. It feels kind of like the old TS two way stretch - not technical and not soft.


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