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Full Seat Breech Help

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  • Full Seat Breech Help

    I am starting my dressage career again (was dressage, then hunters and now to dressage again) and I need help finding full seat breeches.

    I have a very old (right when they came out) pair of Arista breeches with the leather full seat and love them. I was hoping to find a different brand (maybe not so darn expensive) that has the nice thin full leather seat but also has a comfortable fit.

    I hate the breeches with the full seat that is so thick you can hardly walk and also heats you up... I hope this makes sense.

    If anyone has suggestions as to kinds I should try, I would really appreciate it.

  • #2
    FITS. Love mine.

    *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


    • #3
      I love Kerrits Sit Tight breeches.


      • #4
        I personally love Golden Dress. They run a size large (I'm a 28 in Golden Dress, but a 30 in most everything else), but they fit my *ahem* curves well, and are flattering. I find their full seat material to be super flexible BUT they aren't that great for super hot and humid summers, the material of the actual breech is fairly thick.


        • #5
          I concur with FITS... expensive, but worth it.


          • #6
            If you know your size, shop Ebay. THey have some great deals.

            My favorites are Arista, Goodfellow, Tropical rider and now Trainers choice.

            Leather only for me and I prefer cords to the funky synthetic materials as they don't seem to breathe.
            “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
            ? Albert Einstein


            • #7
              Ovation has a genuine leather full seat breech in both their Euroweave and Microweave fabrics. The full seat part is lined with a thin layer of dri-lex fabric to help keep you from being all sweaty. I am a fan of the euroweave fabric more so. It is stretchy and comfortable without being clingy and is light enough to not melt you in the summer.
              The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.


              • #8
                Second Tropical Riders. Love the deerskin seat!


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks to everyone! I will definitely look at each of these!


                  • #10
                    Equissentials have deerskin seats.


                    • #11
                      I rode in Equissentials for years -- love them -- and then tried FITS. Now they are my favorites. You can't go wrong with either but both can be a little pricey.

                      Good luck in your search!


                      • #12
                        FITS and Tropical Riders, I buy mine gently worn on ebay for half the price
                        Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


                        • #13
                          FITS, hands down.


                          • #14
                            What ever happened to Elizabeth G. She used to come to the Kentucky Rolex. Had really nice breeches. I have some that I have ridden in for YEARS!!!


                            • #15
                              Some of these breeches are good if you are long waisted, if you are not they are definitely not good. The way they fit your body is very important


                              • Original Poster

                                Spyder - I agree, I really just needed an idea of what ones to try. I figure I will go to the tack store and try on as many as I can because I know sizing has a huge range and I need to know what feels good.

                                I really appreciate everyones input. At least I have a place to start.


                                • #17
                                  I have been wondering this as well.

                                  Originally posted by denise1955 View Post
                                  What ever happened to Elizabeth G. She used to come to the Kentucky Rolex. Had really nice breeches. I have some that I have ridden in for YEARS!!!
                                  Is she still in business under a different name or ?? Someone on this list must know!
                                  There is a reason that the windshield is larger than the rear view mirror!


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by equinelerium View Post
                                    I personally love Golden Dress. They run a size large (I'm a 28 in Golden Dress, but a 30 in most everything else), but they fit my *ahem* curves well, and are flattering. I find their full seat material to be super flexible BUT they aren't that great for super hot and humid summers, the material of the actual breech is fairly thick.
                                    Buy em while you can--out of business...
                                    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


                                    • #19
                                      I'm afraid non-expensive yet really good full seat breeches don't exist. I personally like the Pikeur Luganas best.
                                      "Reite dein Pferd vorwärts und richte es gerade.” Gustav Steinbrecht


                                      • #20
                                        I saw some Elizabeth G's on ebay today