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Keeping White Breeches Clean at a Show

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  • Keeping White Breeches Clean at a Show

    I always seem to get my white breeches dirty. Always.

    I wear a pair of sweatpants over them until just before I'm going to get on, but they are so hot in the summer.

    Does anyone have any other ideas?


  • #2
    I've always used oversized lightweight sundresses over my breeches and show shirt to keep myself clean without making myself any hotter. Sure, I look a little silly swimming in some huge flowery mumu thing, but it's comfy, and I stay clean and cool.
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
    -Edward Hoagland


    • #3
      How about rain pants for hikers? Should be lighter than sweats.

      Something like these? http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...003&hasJS=true


      • #4
        I keep my breeches clean at shows by wearing my Nike windbreaker style workout pants-- I got them from an athletic store off of the clearance rack so they were a great deal! I find I don't get too hot in them and they keep me clean. Good luck!


        • #5
          Cotton PJ pants in a large size or surgical scrubs if you can find them.


          • #6
            Spray them with Scotch Guard to keep the stains from setting in.


            • #7
              Nurse's scrubs...lightweight, comfy and CHEAP! Try Wal-Mart, they usually carry some!

              "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."-Aristotle


              • #8
                Saran Wrap...easy to remove, non-breathable and non-biodegradable.


                • #9
                  My one friend uses a Sarong and I might try that this up coming show. Seemed to work and she didn't over heat.
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                  • #10
                    Keeping breeches clean

                    I have athletic pants that I bought from WalMart. They are light weight and they have snaps down the leg, so they are easy to remove over your boots. I get a larger size than what I would wear so that they slip on easily and aren't so hot.
                    I also use scotchguard. It doesn't keep them from getting dirty but helps the dirt to come out when they are washed.
                    I'd love to try the new breeches that aren't supposed to get dirty!! Has anyone tried them?


                    • #11
                      I use pull on hiking pants as well. After the ride They get pulled on ASAP and after I tend to my horse I change into other clothes. Long mid-calf wraparound skirts are popular as well

                      Pull your breeches inside out when you hang them so they don't accidentally get bumped or rubbed against and pick up stains or dust from the environment.
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                      • #12

                        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                        • #13
                          I wear wind pants with no liner as well. They are lightweight and easy to pull on/off. I just have a pair of Nike ones from the athletic Dept stores.


                          • #14
                            girls at my barn seem to go with the pajama bottoms.
                            Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                            • #15
                              I wear a lab coat; it's long enough to go down to my knees and lightweight cotton so it's not too hot. Alot easier than another pair of pants...


                              • #16
                                I use a wrap around longish skirt or elastic waisted "broomstick" skirt. Both go down to mid-calf, and I don't have to struggle with getting pants on/off over my boots.


                                • #17
                                  In addition to the skirt/pants cover up, might I also reccomend to be especially mindful not to touch your breeches with your gloves or your sweaty hand...that always gets me


                                  • #18
                                    I bought my unlined windpants at Goodwill for $1.25. They are only worn over breeches for shows.

                                    Good idea on the Scotch Guard. Can you spray the full seat patch too?
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                                    • #19
                                      Cotton pajama bottoms for me, too.
                                      They're pretty light so it doesn't get too hot. Easy to ride in, too.

                                      They'll keep the dust and dirt off, but they won't repel any spilled liquids.

                                      After the horse, honey, you're number one!


                                      • #20
                                        Scrubs. Aka, the lightweight pants the nurse's wear. Slip on, slip off!